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Did you that Oklahoma was the last USA state to declare Xmas a legal holiday? Did you know that the famous poem 'Twas the night before Christmas' was written in 1822 by Clement Clarke Moore? Did you know that Christmas only became a national holiday in America on June, 26, 1870? Read the facts sheet to discover many more amazing facts about this traditional holiday season

Fun Fact 1: What is Christmas? It is time that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the son of God. Christmas Day falls on December 25 every year

Fun Fact 2: Based on surveys and statistics over 45% of the world's population celebrate the Christmas season

Fun Fact 3: Christians sing festive songs at Christmas time; these songs are called Carols

Fun Fact 4: The character of Santa Claus was based Saint Nicholas, who was know to be kind and generous to children; he was the original secret gift-giver!

Fun Fact 5: Santa Claus did not originally wear red! Early pictures depict him wearing outfits coloured either green, blue or purple

Fun Fact 6: The beverage company Coca Cola is sometimes recognized as the creators of the image of Santa Claus wearing red and white, (the iconic colors of coca cola) but they did not invent Santa!

Fun Fact 7: How many reindeer does Santa have? Santa has nine reindeer; their names are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder, Blixem and of course, Rudolph

Fun Fact 8: Children often perform in nativity plays at Christmas; these remind us about the time of Jesus' birth and the story behind the celebration of Christmas

Fun Fact 9: At the first Christmas, three gifts were given to baby Jesus by three wise men the gifts were gold, frankincense and myrrh (oils)

Fun Fact 10: The U.S. National Turkey Federation estimate that 50% fewer turkeys are eaten during the Christmas season compared to Thanksgiving celebrations

Fun Fact 11: The tradition of the Christmas tree is believed to have originated in Germany around the 16th Century when Christians bought trees into the home and decorated them with candles

Fun Fact 12: Did you know that Christmas trees are grown in every U.S. State including Hawaii and Alaska!

Fun Fact 13: The custom of the Christmas pudding, or plum pudding, dates back to 17th century Medieval England. Traditionally it should be made with 13 ingredients that represent Christ and the 12 apostles

Fun Fact 14: Did you know there are no plums in plum pudding! Plum was the medieval name for raisins. When making a plum pudding (or Christmas pudding) it is traditional for each family member to stir the ingredients in an East to West direction to remember the journey of the three wise men

Fun Fact 15: What are the origins of Boxing Day? Boxing Day is the after Christmas Day. The name originates from the time when servants and staff would receive gifts known as a "Christmas box" from their employers, sometimes the employer would give their staff the once a year opportunity to visit relations

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