Here are 25 things you might not have known about Christmas
Firstly, Seattle Washington has the record for the tallest Christmas tree ever displayed. 221 feet was its height.
Second. You would need to spend a ton of money to buy all of the gifts from the 12 Days of Christmas, with seven swans a swimming costing about $13,000.
Third. Germans are credited with inventing the candy cane. The J shape stands for Jesus and the red stripes represents his blood.
Fourth. Black Friday might seem like the busiest shopping day of the year. That’s not true, the two days leading up to Christmas are the busiest shopping days.
Fifth. The Christmas season was the period during which 1/3 of the 20 highest-grossing movies were released, according to the results of going to the movies after opening Christmas presents.
Sixth. Christmas is a time when Japanese people eat KFC, but orders must be placed 2 months in advance.
Seventh. The first song ever played in space was Jingle Bells by astronauts Walter Schirra Jr. and Thomas P. Stratford.
Eighth. It is estimated that 1/3 of men do their Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve.
Ninth. To grow to the size of that perfect Christmas tree, it took about 15 years.
Tenth. Montgomery Ward introduced Rudolph the Red-Nosed reindeer in 1839 as an advertising gimmick.
Eleventh. Food poisoning caused by spoiled leftovers causes more than 400, 000 illnesses after Christmas.
Twelfth. In 1907, Oklahoma became the last US state to recognize Christmas as a legal holiday.
Thirteenth. Winter was not the season in which Christ was born, according to the Bible.
Fourteenth. One of the most successful singles of all time is “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.
Fifteenth. Every year, Americans purchase 1.6 billion Christmas cards.
Sixteenth. During the Christmas season, Visa cards are used about 6,000 times a minute.
Seventeenth. The first president to display a Christmas tree at the White House was Franklin Pierce.
Eighteenth. In the early 1900s, electric lights on a Christmas tree were considered a status symbol.
Nineteenth. The first Salvation Army collection kettle was located at the foot of Market Street near the Oak Island ferry in San Francisco.
Twentieth. It is Oregon, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington, and Wisconsin that produce the most Christmas trees.
Twenty-first. Vancouver, Canada, is credited with starting ugly Christmas sweater parties.
Twenty-second. It was in 1539 in Tallahassee, Florida, that Americans celebrated their first Christmas.
Twenty-third How the Grinch stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey is the highest grossing movie about Christmas since 1980 and it pulled in 260 million dollars in November of 2000.
Twenty-fourth. In 1980 the Rubik’s cube was the highest selling toy for a $1.99. It no sells for 10 to $13
Twenty-fifth. Presents are given during Christmas to symbolize the gifts that the three wise men gave Jesus.