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Christmas funny facts




The word Christmas is Old English, a contraction of Christ's
Mass.


The first president to decorate the white house Christmas tree
in the United States was Franklin Pierce.


Germany made the first artificial Christmas trees. They were
made of goose feathers and dyed green.


Electric lights for trees were first used in 1895.


The first Christmas cards were vintage and invented in 1843, the
Victorian Era.
"It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other
holiday movie.


Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late
1930's for a holiday promotion. The rest is history.


The Nutcracker" is the most famous Christmas ballet.


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.


The poinsettia plant was brought into the United States from
Mexico by Joel Poinsett in the early 1800's.


Holly berries are poisonous.


Contrary to common belief, poinsettia plants are non-toxic.


Mistletoe was chosen as Oklahoma's state flower in 1893 and
later changed to the state floral emblem.


In 1843, "A Christmas Carol" was written by Charles Dickens in
just six weeks.


The first state to recognize the Christmas holiday officially
was Alabama.


Christmas became a national holiday in America on June, 26,
1870.


An angel told Mary she was going to have a baby.


Black Friday is not the busiest shopping day of the year.
Although it varies, it usually lands sometime in December.


Clearing up a common misconception, in Greek, X means Christ.
That is where the word "X-Mas" comes from. Not because someone
took the "Christ" out of Christmas.


Traditionally, Christmas trees are taken down after Epiphany.


More diamonds are sold around Christmas than any other time of
the year.


In Mexico, wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve is said to
bring new love in the upcoming year.

   
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