1.Chris Columbus was going to direct National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, but Chevy Chase was difficult to work with so he dropped out and did a different project instead. It was Home Alone — the highest grossing Christmas film of all time.
2.A survey by Harris Poll found that 69% of Americans would prefer to skip the gift-giving aspect of Christmas, suggesting financial concerns are the main reason.
3.Additionally, the survey revealed that 60% of people said they'd spend more time with their friends and family if they weren't so concerned with gifts.
7.The tradition with mistletoe suggests that not kissing a person while standing under one is bad luck. After each kiss, a berry is removed from the mistletoe, and the kisses conclude when all the berries are gone.