- The song “White Christmas” holds the credit as the most-selling Christmas single of all time.
- Santa Claus has nine reindeer counting Rudolph that pull his sleigh.
- Saturnalia, was the Romans holiday that was celebrated in December.
- It wasn’t until about 200 years after Christ’s death that Christians started celebrating his birth.
- In northern Europe there was a holiday known as Yule. They celebrated this holiday by making great fires. They then would dance around the fires, yelling for the winter to end.
- Austria was the first country to issue a Christmas postage stamp.
- Silver and gold are the popular Christmas colors after red and green.
- Eggnog the popular Christmas food was an American discovery.
- The Christmas carol “I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus” was made famous by Jimmy Boyd when he was just 12 years old.
- Christmas lights were invented by the American Ralph E. Morris.
- W. C. T. Dobson invented the Christmas card.
- Canada is the largest exporter of Christmas trees.
- King’s Canyon National Park, California has the world’s largest Christmas tree.
- Coca-Cola made the concept of Santa Claus popular in America.
- There are twelve days between Christmas and the Epiphany.
- Mrs. Claus, Santa’s wife, was first introduced to the world in 1889 in the book “Goody Santa Claus On A Sleigh Ride” by the poet Katherine Lee Bates.
- In Australia, Christmas comes in the middle of summer and the temperature often hits a sweltering 100 degrees farenheit on Christmas day. During this warm Australian Christmas season, outdoor barbecues have become a part of the Christmas tradition.
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was originally created for Montgomery Ward department stores as part of a promotional gimmick.