By Paul Andrews

This publication is a short learn on Christmas proof you did now not recognize! What are the names of Santa's Reindeers? are you aware who made the 1st Christmas playing cards? discover those proof and extra during this fast learn truth booklet!

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Christmas is celebrated by both Christians and non-Christians around the world. 5 billion Christmas cards each year in the USA. It is thought that the most expensive Christmas tree to date, was decorated in the United Arab Emirates in 2010 at an estimated cost of over $11 million. Americans buy 25-30 million real trees, and 8-12 million artificial trees to decorate each year, in the USA. The word ‘mistletoe’ literally translated means ‘Dung Twig’. The carol ‘Joy to the world’ is about Jesus’ return to the earth, not his birth.

It is said that the Puritans in America tried to make Thanksgiving Day the most important annual festival instead of Christmas. They did not succeed of course. Oliver Cromwell, in England banned Christmas Carols from being sung between 1649 and 1660. Fortunately this is not the case now. The commonly used abbreviation for Christmas, to Xmas, is derived from the Greek alphabet. X is the letter Chi, which of course is the first letter of Christ’s name in the Greek alphabet. In the year 1856, United States President Franklin Pierce, decorates the first White House Christmas tree.

He stood at 113ft tall. Father Christmas, or Santa, is known by different names all around the world - Kriss Kringle in Germany, Le Befana in Italy, Pere Noel in France and Deushka Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia. Father Christmas, or Santa Claus as he is known, comes from a Dutch folk tale based on Saint Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, who gave gifts on December 6. This has grown into what we know now as Father Christmas. From the song the gifts from the Twelve days of Christmas are – A partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three French hens, four calling birds, five gold rings, six geese a laying, seven swans a swimming, eight maids a milking, nine ladies dancing, ten lords a leaping, eleven pipers piping, and twelve drummers drumming.

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