Monday, December 23, 2013

15 Interesting facts about Christmas

  • Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.
  • All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts.
  • The British wear paper crowns while they eat Christmas dinner. The crowns are stored in a tube called a “Christmas cracker.”
  • In Poland, spiders or spider webs are common Christmas trees decorations because according to legend, a spider wove a blanket for Baby Jesus. In fact, Polish people consider spiders to be symbols of goodness and prosperity at Christmas.
  • In the Ukraine, if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning, it is believed to be a harbinger of good luck!
  • Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.
  • President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1912.
  • Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S.
  • During Yuletide season people sell foil and make considerable money at Reynolds. It is a fact that more than 3000 tons of foil are used yearly to wrap the turkeys.
  • Statistics reveal that you are going to be elbowed three times, if not more, while Christmas shopping.

  •  The customary Christmas dinner in England included a pig head with mustard sauce. However, this is not followed anymore In England.
  • Poinsettias are not poisonous.
  • Eating Kentucky Fried Chicken is a Christmas Tradition for many in Japan.
  • England has only known seven white Christmases in the entire twentieth century.
  • Parts of a real Christmas Tree can actually be eaten, and the needles are a good source of Vitamin C.

Did you know any of these? Which is the most fascinating to you?
Either way, have a happy and safe holiday time.
)))Corset Hugs(((
Ginny Lynn
Wench Writer 



  1. Great post! These were really interesting. I actually have Christmas Crackers for this year. I got them at Target, 10 for $8 if anyone is looking for some. I also knew the poinsettia thing but that's because I'm a florist and have had this discussions many times over.

    Everything else was new though. I found the KFC feast in Japan very interesting as well as the 12 days of Christmas gift count. I had no idea that Alabama was the first to recognize Christmas as a holiday and that wasn't until 1836. How strange! You'd think it would have been longer, right?

    Great post though. :D

    1. Thanks, Bryonna. I was fascinated with some of the information that I researched and wondered how many others would like to know these things. Happy Holidays, hun.