’Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas is all about celebration, gifts, lights and being with your loved ones. The season brings in positivity, joy, good vibes and family time. 

Let’s get to know some Fun Facts about Christmas

1. Did you know that not all Christians celebrate Christmas on the same day? In countries with large populations of Orthodox Christians*, such as Russia, the Ukraine and Romania, Christmas Day falls on 7 January. Some Greek Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January, too.

2. The tradition of putting up Christmas trees is more than 500 years old.

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3. Artificial Christmas trees were once made with goose feathers

4. “Jingle Bells” was the first song played in space

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5. There are more than 630 different kinds of Christmas trees.

6. There is a Christmas tree in Spain worth $15 million.

7. Americans expect to spend around $837 on Christmas gifts this year.

8. Christmas is the most popular time of year to propose.

9. The largest gingerbread house ever made was as big as a real house.

10. Santa has more than 30 different names:

In Hungary, for instance, he goes by Mikulás, while those in Brazil refer to him as Papai Noel. He’ll also answer to Hoteiosho in Japan, Julenisse in Norway, and Père Noël in France

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11. People in Japan eat KFC on Christmas to celebrate

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12. Mariah Carey wrote “All I Want for Christmas Is You” in 15     minutes

13. Children have been leaving cookies and milk out for Santa since at least 1896

14. Santa Claus wasn’t always partial to the color red.

15. The tradition of putting up Christmas trees is more than 500 years old

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! 

Source: bestlifeonline.com