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Monday, December 14, 2015

December Daily - Day 14

Christmas Fact: Christmas trees usually grow for 15 years before they are cut and sold.
Christmas Fact: The oldest tree used in Rockefeller Center was a 10 ton 100 year old Norway spruce. It was
100 feet tall.

Christmas Fact: The US Postal Service delivers roughly 15.8 billion cards, letters and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve every year.

Christmas Fact:Jingle Bells” was originally titled “One Horse Open Sleigh”
Christmas Fact: The tallest snowman was 113 feet tall and built in Maine.

Christmas Fact: The first artificial Christmas trees were made out of dyed goose feathers in Germany.

Christmas Fact: All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas
would equal 364 gifts.

Christmas Fact: Artificial Christmas trees have outsold real ones since 1991.

Christmas Fact: Christmas has different meanings around the world; Christmas Eve in Japan is a day to eat fried chicken and strawberry shortcake.

Christmas Fact: Five months into the first World War, troops along the Western front took a Christmas Eve break from fighting to sing carols to one another across the battlefield.

Christmas Fact: According to Celtic and Teutonic legend, mistletoe is magical — it can heal wounds, bring good luck and ward off evil spirits.

Christmas Fact: Coca-Cola was the first company to use Santa Claus in a winter ad.

Christmas Fact: “In the meadow we can build a Snowman, and pretend that he is Parson Brown.” The Parson Brown referred to is the not someone’s first and last name, but rather someone who is a Parson with the last name Brown. A parson was a traveling protestant minister who performed weddings, thus the lyric: “He’ll say are you married?’ We’ll say ‘no man,’ but you can do the job while you’re in town.”

Christmas Fact: A spider web found on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck in the Ukraine.

Christmas Fact: It is still believed in Britain that eating a mince pie on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas will bring 12 months of happiness.

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