Amazing Christmas Facts!

On these Christmas days, I thought to bring you the unknown and some very interesting facts about Christmas. Let's go deeper.

Amazing Christmas Facts!

  1. “Jingle Bells” was written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.
  2. Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.
  3. In the Netherlands, Sinterklaas (the Dutch version of Santa Claus) arrives from Spain, not from the North Pole.
  4. In Germany, Poland, and Ukraine, finding a spider or a spider’s web on a Christmas tree is believed to be a harbinger of good luck.
  5. Santa stretches time like a rubber band, to deliver all the gifts in one night.
  6. The “X” in “Xmas” doesn’t take “Christ” out of “Christmas.
  7. Iceland has 13 Santas and an old lady who kidnaps children.
  8. In Germany, Heiligabend, or Christmas Eve, is said to be a magical time when the pure in heart can hear animals talking.
  9. Though Santa Claus has worn blue and white and green in the past, his traditional red suit came from a 1930s ad by Coca Cola.
  10. Because of its roots in pagan festivals, Christmas was not immediately accepted by the religious. In fact, from 1659 to 1681, it was illegal to celebrate Christmas in Boston.
  11. The well-known reason we give presents at Christmas is to symbolize the gifts given to baby Jesus by the three wise men.
  12. Christmas supposedly marks the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25.

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