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15 Facts about Christmas You Did Not Know

Tis the season to be…well informed and to be the know it all. We all love Christmas, but do any of us
know about why Christmas is the way it is?
Here are 15 facts about Christmas you probably didn’t know! So smarten up!
1. Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. But there is no evidence of December.
25 in the Bible and many historians believe he was born in the springtime.
2. Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years.
3. The three traditional colors of Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the
blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
4. The British wear paper crowns while they have Christmas dinner. The crowns are stored in a tube
called a “Christmas cracker.”
5. Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the US until June 26, 1870.
6. Nova Scotia is the world’s leading exporter of Christmas trees.
7. The Statue of Liberty was gifted to the US by the French on Christmas day in 1886.
8. The other name of ‘Christmas Tree’ is Yule-tree.
9. The first Christmas Card was sold in 1915 by Hallmark.
10. The first Christmas was celebrated in America in 1539.
11.  Dec 25 – Jan 5 is referred to as ‘Christmastide’ or ‘Twelve Holy Days’.
12. Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season.
13. Santa Claus in the past wore blue and white and green. But his traditional red suit came from a
1930s ad by Coca Cola.
14. “White Christmas” is the best-selling song of all time.
15. Dutch kids would leave food and drink for St. Nicholas on his feast day, that is why we leave milk
and cookies for Santa Claus.
So now you know a few facts about Christmas! Now go and tell your friends about these fascinating
facts! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ��
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