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BOXING Day gets its name from all the money collected in church alms-boxes for the poor

THE world's tallest Xmas tree at 221ft high was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950.

THE abbreviation Xmas isn't irreligious. The letter X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.

JAMES Pierpont's 1857 song Jingle Bells was first called One Horse Open Sleigh and was written for Thanksgiving.

THE holly in a wreath symbolizes Christ's crown of thorns while the red berries are drops of his blood.

THE first commercial Christmas cards were commissioned by civil servant Sir Henry Cole in London in 1843. Featuring a family drinking wine, one sold for $8,469.00 last year.

JINGLE Bells was the first song broadcast from space when Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra sang it on December 16, 1965.

THE word Christmas comes from the Old English "Cristes maesse" meaning "Christ's Mass".

THE bestselling Xmas single ever is Bing Crosby's White Christmas, shifting over 50 million copies worldwide since 1942

Dec 04, 2016 @ 01:55 pm

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I love all of these quick facts that you post. Often, I pick one or two and share them with my patients, as a way of starting a conversation...and you never know when I may be on "who wants to be a Millionaire, and remember the final answer from your post ;-)
Dec 04, 2016 @ 05:27 pm


I LOVE your fun facts posts!! I was almost anticipating that you would do a Christmas version! thank you!
Dec 05, 2016 @ 08:57 am


I love these fun facts, please don't stop posting these!
Dec 05, 2016 @ 10:47 am


i love these!
Dec 05, 2016 @ 03:54 pm


I am going to do another one, more Canadian. Those are more American Facts. I was in a rush and didn't research better and more strange or interesting facts.. But I am glad you like them.. I love learning odd facts..lol..
Dec 06, 2016 @ 01:40 pm


The history is so interesting and I love how many have stayed throughout time!
Dec 07, 2016 @ 09:51 am

xmas facts

very interesting, love it
Dec 08, 2016 @ 02:58 am


I really enjoy these posts. They are fun interesting. MissNinja I hope you continue to post these. Thank you for all the posting you do.
Dec 08, 2016 @ 04:05 am

Christmas Facts

They are all very interesting Facts MissNinja.Looking forward to reading some more when you get around to it.
Dec 10, 2016 @ 06:16 pm


My dad always got mad at me for writing "X-mas" - can't wait to share with him that X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ! Thanks for sharing!
Dec 11, 2016 @ 01:36 pm

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