12 Festive Facts About Christmas Traditions
December 25 became the official celebration date for the birth of Christ in 350 A.D.
Germany is credited with popularizing the tradition of the Christmas tree.
The idea of Santa Claus originated with a monk in present-day Turkey named St. Nicholas in the third century.
The first Christmas card was sent in 1843 in the U.K.
The U.S. Postal Service has been answering children's letters to Santa for 100 years.
The White House has put up an official Christmas tree since the Great Depression.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created as a character in a department store coloring book.
Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" is the best-selling song of all time.
Holiday shopping can make up to forty percent of a company's retail sales.
"Xmas" isn't actually taking Christ of out Christmas
Candy canes were originally all white.
There's this thing called a caganer and people put it in their Nativities.
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