Hey, Know some pretty amazing facts and truths about Christmas. The jesus birth ceremony which is most popular festival across the world. Lets see some amazing facts. *Did you ever wonder where X-Mas came from? X means Christ in Greek so to shorten the word Christmas we sometimes use X-Mas.
*Did you ever wonder where X-Mas came from? X means Christ in Greek so to shorten the word Christmas we sometimes use X-Mas.
*Christmas is an annual Christian holiday held on December 25th celebrating the birth of Jesus.
*Christmas trees are also known as the Yule-tree.
*In the 18th century Christmas trees began being decorated with candles.
*Christmas trees are evergreen trees, usually either a fir tree, pine tree or spruce tree.
*It is believed that decorating Christmas trees originated in 16th century Germany when Christians would bring decorated trees into their homes.
*Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in 1895.
*In 1836 Alabama became the first state in the US to declare Christmas a legal holiday.
*Some people say the Christmas season officially begins when Santa arrives at the end of the Macy?s Thanksgiving Parade.
*Oklahoma became the last state to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1907.
*In June of 1970 Christmas became a federal holiday in the US.
*Christmas trees were first decorated with foods such as apples, nuts and dates.
*Santa Claus 8 eight reindeer are named: Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donder Blitzen.
*Did you know that giving presents were once banned by the Catholic Church. It was believed that gift giving was connected to paganism.
*If you received all the gifts from the song ?The Twelve Days of Christmas? you would have 364 presents.
*Many years ago in England a traditional Christmas dinner included a pig head served with mustard.
*Do you know why we say the Twelve Days of Christmas? It is believed that it took the 3 kings 12 days to find baby Jesus.
*The song Jingle Bells was written by James Pierpont in 1857. It was originally called ?One Horse Open Sleigh? and was made for Thanksgiving.
*The tradition of naughty children getting a lump of coal in their stocking comes from Italy.
*Santa Claus is also known as St. Nicholas, Father Christmas, Grandfather Frost and Kris Kringle.Click Here for more Santa Claus Facts!
*Did you know that tinsel was once made of real silver! It was invented in Germany in 1610.
*There are 3 towns in the Us that are named Santa Claus. One in Georgia, one in Arizona and one in Indiana.
*There are two islands named Christmas. Christmas Island (formerly Kiritimati) in the Pacific Ocean and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
*It is said that candy canes were invented by a candy maker in Indiana. He wanted to use them to spread the name Jesus around the world.
*Santa is believed to bring gifts to good girls and boys on the night before Christmas (i.e. on December 24th).
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