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Didja Know? Little Known Christmas Facts

December 14, 2012
Owensville High School

Didja Know? Little Known Christmas Facts

Brittni Cebulak


1.)  Didja know that the highest-grossing Christmas film of all time is Lethal Weapon 4?


2.) Didja know that in Mediterranean countries, children leave out hummus and sangria for Santa?


3.) Didja know that Ugandan dictator Idi Amin once designed a gingerbread replica of the Palace of Versailles?


4.) Didja know that the first day of Christmas is for savings?


5.) Didja know that the phrase "Merry Christmas" was invented by Sir Isaac Newton?


6.) Didja know that Christmas was not a federal holiday until 2007?


7.) Didja know that due to Global Warming, Christmas trees will allegedly be replaced by cactus in 2015?


8.) Didja know that lottery tickets are the customary Christmas gifts for newlyweds?


9.) Didja know that according to FDA standards, figgy pudding must contain no less than 10% figgy?


10.) Didja know that George Washington spent the Christmas of 1776 crossing the Delaware River to get away from his in-laws?


11.) Didja know that nearly 85% of Salvation Army bell ringers admit to stealing cash to pay for drugs?


12.) Didja know that St. Nicholas is the patron saint of elves?


13. Didja know that Almost 90% of all gold coins dropped in Salvation Army kettles are from Hollywood megastar Wesley Snipes?


14.) Didja know that early drafts of Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol" showed Scrooge waking up in a hotel bathtub filled with ice after his kidneys were harvested?


15.)         Didja know that elves are traditionally baptized in eggnog?


16.)         Didja know that the Three Stooges are loosely based on the biblical wise men?


17.)         Didja know that the largest Yule log on record burned for 13 years?




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