50 Quick Christmas Facts by Paul Andrews

By Paul Andrews

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

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The Holly, with its sharp pointed leaves, symbolises the thorns in Christ’s crown-of-thorns. The Red berries symbolises the drops of Christ’s blood. A wreath at Christmas signified a home that celebrated the birth of Christ. Hanging a stocking on the fireplace started as a tradition around 400 years ago. It derived it is believed from the custom in Holland, of children placing wooden shoes or clogs, next to the fireplace hearth the night before the arrival of St. Nicholas. 04 metres in diameter.

In the year 1907, Oklahoma became the last USA state to declare Christmas a legal holiday. In the year 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria it is believed. Since medieval times, church bells have been rung to announce to the world the coming of the saviour on Christmas morning. It is believed that the Christmas tree was first decorated with lights in the 16th century. It is said that Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer, was the first to add lighted candles to the tree.

The word ‘mistletoe’ literally translated means ‘Dung Twig’. The carol ‘Joy to the world’ is about Jesus’ return to the earth, not his birth. Jingle Bells was the first carol to be sung in space by a human. 6bn going on food and drink alone. Father Christmas’s reindeer are called – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blizten, and Rudolph. There have only been seven white (as in it snowed) Christmas days in England. The Christmas Turkey as we know it, was imported into France by the Jesuits.

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