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We Wish You Happy Holidays

24 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments
We Wish You Happy Holidays
 

We Love The Holiday Season And Want To
Share Some Fun Facts About Christmas!

 

  1. Seasons Greetings From Home Theaters Houston TXUS scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 houses a second to deliver all the world’s presents on Christmas eve, travelling at 650 miles a second.
  2. The abbreviation Xmas isn’t irreligious. The letter X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.
  3. Electric lights for trees were first used in 1854.
  4. In 1999, residents of the state of Maine built the largest ever Snowman. He stood 113 ft. tall.
  5. The first Christmas card was designed in 1843 by J.C. Horsley.
  6. The poinsettia is a traditional Christmas flower. In Mexico (its original birthplace), the poinsettia is known as the “Flower of the Holy Night”.
  7. All the gifts listed in the “12 Days of Christmas” would total to 364 and would cost over $100,000 to buy.
  8. According to data analyzed by Facebook posts, two weeks before Christmas is one of the two most popular times for couples to break up. However, Christmas day is the least favorite.
  9. Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26th, 1870.
  10. In 1962 the first Christmas stamp was issued in the United States.
  11. Christmas purchases make up 1/6 of retail sales in the U.S.
  12. Christmas shopping may be hazardous to your health. If you are an avid Christmas shopper, statistics say that you will be elbowed at least three times while shopping.
  13. It was once believed that any woman who went under the mistletoe and was not kissed would not marry the coming year.
  14. The single busiest shopping hour occurs December 24th between 3 and 4 in the afternoon.
  15. “Jingle Bells” was originally written for a Thanksgiving celebration in 1857.
  16. The definition of a white Christmas in England is when one snowflake falls on the London Weather Center in the 24 hours of 25 December.
  17. Seasons Greetings From Home Theaters Houston TXAn old wives’ tale says if you bake bread on Christmas Eve it will never go bad.
  18. More than 40% of toys given to children on Christmas are broken by March.
  19. The Statue of Liberty was the world’s largest Christmas present, at 46.5 meters high and weighing 225 tons!
  20. Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.

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