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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Facts & a present I got


Look at what I got! I thought it was so cute... love that birdy! Teri made it for me! Woohoo!




Astound your friends and family this holiday season with your knowledge of Christmas with these fun 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.

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 presents.

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.

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.

Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.

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

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.

1 comment:

.: Kristine :. said...

Just stopping in to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas filled with love and laughter and a safe and Happy New Year!