40 Interesting Facts About Christmas

Christmas is a widely celebrated holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is observed annually on December 25th by Christians around the world. The word Christmas comes from the old English “Cristes maesse” meaning “Christ’s mass.” The holiday has its roots in pre-Christian winter festivals, such as the Roman Saturnalia and the Germanic Yule, which celebrated the return of the sun and the shortest day of the year. However, Christmas as a Christian festival began to be celebrated in the 4th century, and it has evolved over time to include a wide range of customs and traditions. Some of the most popular Christmas traditions include decorating homes with Christmas trees, lights, and mistletoe, exchanging gifts, singing carols, and attending church services. Many people also prepare special meals or treats to share with family and friends. Christmas is also a time for charitable giving and helping those in need. Despite the many different customs associated with Christmas, the holiday remains a time for celebrating the birth of Jesus and for spending time with loved ones. Do you think you know everything there is to know about Christmas? Think again! Check out these 40 interesting facts about Christmas you may have never heard.

FACT#1. The German people first created the artificial Christmas tree, which was made of goose-colored feathers.

FACT#2. Every year 3 billion Christmas cards are sent to America alone.

FACT#3. According to the data collected from Facebook Post, two weeks before Christmas, most couples break up, although the number of breakups is the least on Christmas day.

FACT#4. In 350 CE, Rome’s pastor Pope Julius I announced on 25 December officially to commemorate the birthday of Jesus.

FACT#5. According to the Guinness World Record, the longest Christmas tree was cut by 221 feet of Douglas fur which was displayed in a shopping center in Washington in 1950.

FACT#6.Ā The world’s largest Christmas stocking was 32.56 meters long and 14.97 meters wide. It weighed as much as five reindeer, which was produced on 14 December 2007 by the Childrenā€™s Society of London.

FACT#7. The traditional Christmas colors are green, red and golden. Each color has been the symbol of life and rebirth for a long time, the red color symbolizes the blood of Jesus Christ and the golden color is the symbol of wealth.

FACT#8. According to a common belief, the suicide rate is very low on Christmas days whereas it is highest in the spring season.
FACT#9. Christmas trees have been sold in America since 1850.

FACT#10. The Christmas tree is usually 15 years old before they are sold.

FACT#11. Many European countries believe that spirits are both good and bad during the twelve days of Christmas. These spirits finally come under the influence of the elves of Santa Clause.

FACT#12. Every year in the US, around 20 thousand Santa Claus is hired, which are called Rent-a-Santas and they are trained to keep their Jolie attitude despite the pressure among the public.

FACT#13. Residents of Bolivia celebrate Misa del Gallo on Christmas evening. In this festival, the chickens are given collective respect because it is believed that the first animal to announce the birth of Jesus was the rooster.

FACT#14. When British people eat the Christmas feast, they wear paper pieces. They keep these crowns in a tube called Christmas cracker.

FACT#15. In Poland, it is common practice to decorateĀ the Christmas tree from spider webs. It is believed to have woven first blankets for the baby Jesus by the spider. That is why the people of Poland consider spiders on Christmas as a symbol of happiness and prosperity.

FACT#16. Santa Claus is based on a real person Saint Nikolas who lived in the fourth century. He was born in Patara, present-day Turkey, who was the most famous non-biblical saint and the artistes have shown him as the most famous saint except Mary.

FACT#17. Alabama was the first state in the US to make an official announcement of Christmas in 1836.

FACT#18. Christmas was not declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870.

FACT#19. Oklahoma was the last state in the US to make its official announcement in 1907 to celebrate Christmas.

FACT#20. Yule Log is a heavy wooden log that burns till 12 Christmas days.

FACT#21. Viking god Odin is considered the pioneer of modern Santa Claus. According to a legend, Odin used to ride the flying horse Sleipnir which had eight legs. Odin used to give both gifts and punishment, so children put food for Sleipnir in their shoes or mojo.

FACT#22. Puritan Oliver Cromwell banned the Christmas festival and Carroll from 1649-1660 in England. but there was no restriction on only those who preach and pray.

FACT#23. The Christmas stocking story is related to three sisters who were close enough to get their wedding dowry, so they were forced to spend a life of prostitution. He was later rescued when Saint Nicholas, a wealthy pastor, entered his house through the chimney and filled his mojo with gold coins. There are two opinions about the installation of the Christmas tree in the White House. Some scholars say that it was started by President Franklin Pierce in 1856, while in 1889, President Benjamin is responsible for it. The first White House lighting ceremony was started by President Coolidge in 1923.

FACT#24 The Armenian Apostolic Church is the only place where Christmas is celebrated on 6 January.

FACT#25. The first person to decorate the Christmas tree is believed to be the reformer Martin Luther (1483ā€“1546).

FACT#26. The first printed reference to the Christmas tree is found in Germany in 1531.

FACT#27. The first Christmas postage ticket was issued in America in 1962.

FACT#28. The highest-grossing Christmas film, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, was released in 2000.

FACT#29. In Germany, Christmas evening is called a magical night because it is celebrated that on this day, people with true hearts can understand the interaction of animals.

FACT#30. In Greece, Italy, Spain, and Germany, there is a law to give a month’s salary to workers as a bonus.

FACT#31. The Santa from Iceland carries gifts for children. They come down from the mountains one by one from December 12 and their names are like Spoon Licker, Door Sniffer, and Meat Hook.

FACT#32. Father Christmas has two addresses Edinburgh and North Pole. The letters that are sent to Toyland or SnowLand’s address reach Edinburgh, but the letters that are sent to North Pole’s address are the same because it is actually a place address.

FACT#33. Every year 1 million letters are sent to Santa Claus at his own postal code H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada.

FACT#34. John Talcott of London was a painter named Horsley. In the year 1843, he painted the first Christmas card for every Harry period.

FACT#35. A traditional Christmas dinner consists of dishes such as roasted turkey, roasted potatoes, cranberry sauce, pudding dessert wrapped in sausage bacon.

FACT#36. A Christmas cracker was created by Thomas Smith.

FACT#37. The first Christmas speech by the Queen of England was first aired on television in 1957.

FACT#38. According to an old story, there is never mold on the bread made that day.

FACT#39. England has seen only seven White Christmas in the twentieth century. White Christmas means when snow falls on the London Weather Center that day like a ball of cotton wool.

FACT#40. The reindeer of Santa Claus is known as Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vinson, Comet, Cupid, Donor, Blitzen and Rudolph.

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