Random Fact Tuesday- Bring on the Christmas Facts….

It’s okay, I know your excited, no to pretend otherwise.

  • Ukrainian’s traditional produce a twelve course meal for Christmas. It’s also tradition for the youngest child to watch out of the window for the evening star to appear, signaling that the meal can begin.
  • The hit pop song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” was sung by a child named Jimmy Boyd. He was just under 13 years old.
  • Male reindeer lose their horns in the winter.
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is based on the fact that reindeers CAN have red noses. This is due to sickness or a sunburn.
  • Most traditional (alive) Christmas trees are edible. Pine needles are high in fiber and vitamin c.
  • Germany made the first artificial Christmas trees. They were made of goose feathers and dyed green
  • “It’s a Wonderful Life” appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.
  • Jingle Bells” was first written for Thanksgiving and then became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
  • If you received all of the gifts in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” you would receive 364 gifts.
  • Holly berries are poisonous.
  • If you received all of the gifts in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” you would receive 364 gifts.
  • Christmas caroling began as an old English custom called Wassailing–wishing neighbors a long and healthy life.
  • More than three billion greeting cards are sent annually in the United States alone.
  • In 1907, Oklahoma became the last USA state to declare Christmas a legal holiday.
  • At midnight on Christmas Eve 1914 firing from the German trenches suddenly stopped. A German brass band began playing Christmas carols. Early, Christmas morning, the German soldiers came out of their trenches, approaching the allied lines, calling “Merry Christmas”. At first the allied soldiers thought it was a trick, but they soon climbed out of their trenches and shook hands with the German soldiers. The truce lasted a few days, and the men exchanged presents and sang carols and songs.

 

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