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Christmas Facts December 25, 2009

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Merry Christmas – from Big World Central. Just has we did with Thanksgiving, we will give you some interesting facts that you might not know about the holiday of Christmas.

a) When did people start decorating their trees?

Decorated Christmas trees in homes date to 1605 in Germany.

But the first American patent for a Christmas tree stand was not issued until 1876, and stands didn’t hold water until 1899.

The first electric Christmas tree lights were sold by General Electric in 1903. So strands have been tangled for more than a century.

b) Where did the Songs “Jingle Bell” originate?

 There was a little confusion in holiday celebrations at first. For example, the Christmas carol “Jingle Bells” was composed in 1857 as a song to help celebrate a Thanksgiving celebration in a Boston Sunday school class. Supposedly, it was so popular that it was sung again on Christmas.

c) Here our the ten best movies of all time in no particular order;

10. In no particular order, here are – one man’s opinion – the 10 best Christmas movies of all time: “A Charlie Brown’s Christmas” (1965), “A Christmas Carol” (1951); “Dr. Suess: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (1966), “Home Alone” (1990), “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), “The Miracle on 34th Street” (1947), “A Christmas Story” (1983), “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989), “The Santa Claus” (1994), and “White Christmas” (1954).

d) Here are some interesting facts on Reindeer:

* There are about 5 million reindeer in the world.

* Santa’s ninth reindeer was originally named Rollo – and then Reginald – before Robert L. May decided on Rudolph in his 1939 song.

* “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is the second best selling carol after “White Christmas.” (You know you were wondering.)

e) Which famous people were born on this holiday?

Notable individuals who were born on Christmas include Pope Pius VI (1717), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Cab Calloway (1907), Anwar Sadat (1918), Sissy Spacek (1949), and Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong, aka Dido (1971). People who died on Christmas include W.C. Fields (1946), Charlie Chaplin (1977), Dean Martin (1995) and James Brown (2006).

We hope you liked our Christmas edition of interesting facts. Have a happy holiday!

Courtesy of:

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/living/x1689181224/Why-does-Santa-wear-red-20-fun-facts-about-Christmas

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1. webmistress27 - December 26, 2009

Cool Xmas facts we all have these little cute questions in the back of our minds, had to come check you guys out feel free to stop by our place anytime as well


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