Ten fun facts about Christmas


Fact 1
Bing Crosby's “White Christmas” is by far the best selling record of all time.

Fact 2
It is a feast central to the Christian liturgical year. It closes the Advent season and generally initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night.

Fact 3
The earliest known Christmas tree decorations were apples.


Fact 4
Christmas is a civil holiday in many countries, is celebrated even by non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.

Fact 5
The original date of the celebration in Eastern Christianity was January 6, in connection with Epiphany.

Fact 6
The largest and biggest Christmas present in the world? The Statue of Liberty. France gave the United States the Statue of Liberty in 1886.

Fact 7
All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts.

Fact 8
Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S. since 1850.

Fact 9
Every year more than 3 billion cards are sold during the Christmas holidays.

Fact 10
“Silent Night” was written when a choir's organ broke down.


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