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Christmas Fun Facts

Here are some fun tidbits about the merriest day of the year.


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Most of the reindeer that pulls Santa’s sled have male names.  Usually, male reindeer have shed their antlers by Christmas.  Guess what?  There’s a good chance St. Nick’s reindeer are female.

Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S. since 1850.

A Christmas tree grows for about 15 years before it is sold.

About 35 million real (non-artificial) Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. every year.

According to the “Guinness Book of World Records” the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was 221 feet tall.  This happened in 1950 in Seattle.

Every year Americans send out about three billion Christmas cards.

Alabama was the first state to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.

Before Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the union, Oklahoma was the last state to declare Christmas as a legal holiday.  That was in 1907.

The poinsettia is native to Mexico.

The first Christmas U.S. postage stamp was issued in 1962.

The song,  “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin is considered to be the beat selling record of all time.  Over 100 million copies have been sold.

The earliest known Christmas decorations were apples.


Christmas purchases account for about 20 per cent of all U.S. retail sales.

Have a very merry!!

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