Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Trivia

I've been busy today so I thought I would just hunt down some Christmassy facts for your enjoyment. Everything here was found here. Merry Christmas!!!

* The first president to decorate the white house Christmas tree in the United States was Franklin Pierce.

* Germany made the first artificial Christmas trees. They were made of goose feathers and dyed green.

* Electric lights for trees were first used in 1895.

* "It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.

* Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion. The rest is history.

* The Nutcracker" is the most famous Christmas ballet.

* Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving and then became one of the most popular Christmas songs.

* If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," you would receive 364 gifts.

* Holly berries are poisonous.

* Contrary to common belief, poinsettia plants are non-toxic.

* In 1843, "A Christmas Carol" was written by Charles Dickens in just six weeks.

* The first state to recognize the Christmas holiday officially was Alabama.

* Christmas became a national holiday in America on June, 26, 1870.

* More diamonds are sold around Christmas than any other time of the year.

* In Mexico, wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve is said to bring new love in the upcoming year.

Merry Christmas!!!

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