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Didja Know? Random Christmas Facts

December 5, 2012
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Didja Know? Random Christmas Facts 
Brittni Cebulak 
  1. Didja know that most of Santa’s reindeer have male-sounding names (Blitzer, Dasher, Comet, Cupid, etc.), but most male reindeer shed their antlers around Christmas time? Therefore, Santa’s reindeer are likely female.

    2.  Didja know that Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph's red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system?

    3.  Didja know that Germans made the first artificial Christmas tree out of dyed goose feathers?

    4.  Didja know that each year, more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone?

    5.  Didja know that all of the gifts in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” would equal 364 gifts?

    6.  Didja know that the “true love” mentioned in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” does not refer to a romantic couple? In fact, it is the Catholic Church’s code for God. The person who receives the gifts represents someone who has accepted that code. For example, the “partridge in a pear tree” represents Christ.  The “two turtle doves” represent the Old and New Testaments.

    7.  Didja know that in A.D. 320, Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25th the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ?

    8.  Didja know that according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas Fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington?

    9.  Didja know that the traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold? Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth, red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.

    10.  Didja know that according to data analyzed from Facebook posts, two weeks before Christmas is one of the most popular times for couples to break up? However, Christmas Day is the least favorite day for breakups.

 

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