Here's some fun stuff about this very special day.

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Did you know?......

Christmas wasn't declared an official national holiday in the U.S. until 1870.

Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years until they are sold.

The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.

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

The traditional colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold.  Green is a symbol of life and re-birth.  Red symbolizes the blood of Christ.  Gold stands for wealth and royalty.

President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1912.

About 30 to 35 million real (non-artificial) Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S.

It's estimated that the song "White Christmas" by Irving Berlin is the best selling record of all time.  Over 100 million copies of the song have been sold.

Americans mail out almost two billion Christmas cards every year.

And finally, you may want to fact check this one for yourself...

Norwegian scientists say that Rudolph's red nose is the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.

My wish to you is that Rudolph leads Santa's way to you and your loved ones with health and happiness for today, 2013, and way beyond.

Merry Christmas!