Surprising Christmas Facts

The National Christmas Tree Association states we buy over 37 million real Christmas trees each year. That is a ton of Christmas trees when you think about it.

The two busiest shopping days of the year are the Friday and Saturday before Christmas. This is one reason why it pays to shop online to avoid the rush.

America ’s national Christmas tree is the General Grant Tree. It can be found in King’s Canyon National Park in California and is well over 100 yards high.

Charles Dickens considering several other names before deciding on Tiny Tim for A Christmas Carol. One was Puny Pete. Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it?

Christmas has many ties back to Celtic roots including the Pagan Christmas tree, Santa Claus, elves, and reindeer. Who knew it had so many ties to Celtic traditions.

At certain times in history, the celebrating of Christmas has been banned for religious reasons. The Puritans even banned singing Christmas carols.

Candy canes were first made to look like a shepherd’s crook and were given to kids during church service to make sure they behaved during service.

The popular Poinsetta plant is known as popular Christmas accessory. However, few know its origins come from Mexico dating back to the early 1800s.

Popular Xmas Songs

  1. A Holly Jolly Christmas
  2. All I Want For Christmas
  3. Deck The Halls
  4. Feliz Navidad
  5. Frosty The Snowman
  6. Jingle Bells
  7. Jingle BellRock
  8. Let It Snow
  9. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  10. Silent Night

Great Christmas Movies

  1. A Christmas Carol
  2. A Christmas Story
  3. Elf
  4. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  5. It’s A Wonderful Life
  6. Miracle on 31stStreet
  7. Santa Clause
  8. Scrooged
  9. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  10. The Bishop’s Wife

Great Xmas Food

  1. Roasted Turkey
  2. Honey Glazed Ham
  3. Cornish Game Hens
  4. Beef Tamales
  5. Cranberry Sauce
  6. Chestnut Stuffing
  7. Scalloped Potatoes
  8. Pumpkin Pie
  9. Cornbread Dressing
  10. Sweet Potatoes
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