Saturday, July 4, 2009

Amazing Christmas Facts




"Hot cockles" was a popular game at Christmas in medieval times.


A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.


An average household in America will mail out 28 Christmas cards each year and see 28 eight cards return in their place.


Charles Dickens' initial choice for Scrooge's statement "Bah Humbug" was "Bah Christmas."


During the Christmas buying season, Visa cards alone are used an average of 5,340 times every minute in the United States.


For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.


Franklin Pierce was the first United States' president to decorate an official White House Christmas tree .


In 1907, Oklahoma became the last US state to declare Christmas a legal holiday.


In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.

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