12 Interesting Facts about Christmas!


Maya Pulliam and Connor Lockwood

Check out 12 interesting facts about Christmas.

  1. Christmas lights were invented in 1882 by Edward Johnson
  2. What do you guys like about Christmas? The Snow, presents, or when it is Jesus’s Birthday?
  3. The letter X in Xmas is a Greek abbreviation for Christ! Isn’t that interesting?
  4. The best-selling Christmas song ever is White Christmas by Bing Crosby. It has sold more than 50 million copies around the world!
  5. In order for Santa to visit all the homes on Christmas Eve he would have to visit 822 homes each second. Just think about how many houses that would be!
  6. Christmas is one of the most profitable times of year for businesses
  7. The world’s biggest snowman was 113 feet tall and was built in Maine.
  8. Jingle Bells was originally written by James Pierpont in 1857, for Thanksgiving not Christmas. It was originally called One Horse Open Sleigh, Cool!
  9. The word Christmas originates from the words Christ’s Mass. In old English (first recorded in 1038) it was referred to as Cristesmæsse, which literally means ‘Christian Mass’.
  10. In Germany they call Santa Kriss Kringle; in Italy they call him Le Befana; in France they call him Pere Noel.
  11. Christmas decorations that are popular today include Christmas trees, Christmas lights, wreaths, garland, holly, mistletoe, and nativity scenes.
  12. A common figure known throughout the world and associated with Christmas is Santa Claus. Other popular Christmas figures include Christkind, Saint Nicholas, and Father Christmas.

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