• 10 Fun Facts About Christmas We Bet You Didnt Know!

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    Christmas is just around the corner and most of you must have already started planning for the celebration. But how many of you actually know the Christmas the way it is? There are several interesting facts and stories around Christmas that most of you may not know. To do away with all the suspense, here are some interesting facts about Christmas that will leave you surprised. Take a look.

     

    1. 1. We all know that Christmas is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, but as a matter of fact, there is no mention of 25th Dec, as Jesus birthday, in the bible. And according to most historians, Jesus was actually born in the spring.
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    3. 2. Though the Christmas tree had made its way as a part of Christmas celebration in the 1830s, it became popular only after Germany’s Prince Albert brought it to England and posed in front of it with his wife Queen Victoria.
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    5. 3. The well-known tradition of giving away Christmas gifts and greeting cards symbolizes the gifts given to baby Jesus by the three wise men.
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    7. 4. The tradition of Santa Claus distributing Gifts on Christmas is inspired from Holland’s St. Nicholas’ feast day wherein children would leave their shoes out in the night or the same morning of St. Nicholas feast and would find gifts from St. Nicholas.
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    9. 5. Not many of you would know that initially Santa was dressed in blue, white, and green colors. The concept of the red dress for Santa became popular after a popular ad by Coca-Cola in 1930s.
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    11. 6. “Jingle Bells” a popular Christmas song was intended for the Thanksgiving but became associated with Christmas. It was written by James Lord Pierpont under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” and was performed on Washington street in 1857.
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    13. 7. During Christmas, people in Newfoundland dress up in crude disguises and visit houses dancing and playing music while the host tries to identify them.
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    15. 8. Santa’s flying sleigh is the brainchild of famous author Washington Irving – best known for the The Legend of ‘Sleepy Hollow’s’.
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    17. 9. Among a plethora of Christmas movies available, “The Grinch” starring Jim Carrey is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time. So the next time you are confused about which movie to watch on Christmas, go for The Grinch.
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    19. 10. Given the increasing number of Christmas greeting cards and letters to Santa, Canada has a dedicated a Zip code for such letters and greeting cards, which is H0H 0H0.

     

    Wrap Up

     

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