15 Unknown Festive Facts About Christmas

  1. Over 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the United States every year.
  2. It takes 15 years for the Christmas tree to grow before it is sold.
  3. X-Mas is not an irreligious term in fact the letter X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.
  4. The most popular Christmas songs like I’ll Be Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, and Christmas Song were written or co-written by Jews.
  5. According to Biblical scholars, Jesus was born in a cave not a wooden stable.
  6. As per Facebook posts analyses, two weeks before Christmas is one of the two most popular time for break up amongst couples.
  7. The paper crown worn by Britishers during the Christmas dinner is stored in a tube called ‘Christmas Cracker’.
  8. The tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 in Seattle, Washington.
  9. The traditional Christmas meal in England was a pig's head and mustard before Turkey was introduced.
  10. Until June 26, 1870, Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States
  11. In 2008, nearly 45 million Christmas trees were planted, adding to the existing 400 million trees. There are likely to be 21,000 Christmas tree farms are in the United States.
  12. There is no reference to angels singing anywhere in the Bible.
  13. The red berries are drops of his blood while holly in a wreath symbolises Christ's crown of thorns.
  14. There are three traditional colours of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.
  15. The word Christmas comes from the Old English "Cristes maesse" meaning "Christ's Mass"

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