Christmas Carol Has Begun: 25 Interesting Facts You Must Know Now

Let’s not get serious today. Christmas carol has already begun. No more talks about Christmas strategies or ads. You will find hundreds of such tips and tricks on holiday marketing online. And, most of those methods are the ones which you already knew or not relevant to your business. So, we don’t wish to waste your time on such approaches. This year we are here with some interesting facts about Christmas for you. We are sure these facts will make your jaw drop. Take a look at it.

  1. Germany is the first country to develop artificial Christmas trees in the 19th century because of significant deforestation.
  2. “Jingle Bells” song was written originally for Thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  3. Santa Claus appeared for the first time in a newspaper ad for gift books and toys in the mid-19th century.
  4. Based on the Facebook update analysis by London-based data journalist David McCandless and Lee Byron, couples are more likely to break up two weeks before Christmas.
  5. Some people donate Christmas trees to the zoos where they use it as food for the animals.
  6. Some used “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” song to threaten their masters. It was sung loudly and repeatedly by a group of thugs as well as lower-class servants to demand alcohol from their bosses.
  7. In the Netherlands, the Sinterklaas (Santa Claus in Dutch version) comes from Spain and not from the North Pole.
  8. Japanese people go to the nearby KFC for Christmas dinner since it is the closest food to turkey in Japan.
  9. People used Green raffia or dyed goose feathers to create the oldest artificial Christmas trees.
  10. Interesting Facts to KnowDid you know that people hung Christmas wreath as a symbol of Jesus? Here the holly signifies the crown of thorns of Jesus and the red berries represents the blood he shed.
  11. The exact date, as well as the month of Jesus birth, is unknown. December 25 has opted from a pagan rite which has an association with the winter solstice.
  12. People from Germany, Ukraine, and Poland believe that finding a spider or any spider’s web on a Christmas tree will bring them good luck.

Also Read: Unique Christmas Traditions in US

  1. The then President Teddy Roosevelt banned Christmas trees in 1901 due to environmental concerns.
  2. People buy nearly 28 sets of LEGO every second in the Christmas season.Lego
  3. ‘Midwinter,’ ‘Yule,’ and ‘Nativity’ are the different names of Christmas from the ancient times.
  4. In Iceland, 13 Yule Lads visit kids instead of 1 Santa and reward the children for ethical conduct or punish them if they are naughty.
  5. In Armenia, people will have fried fish, lettuce and spinach for their Christmas Eve meal.
  6. The tallest living Christmas tree is 91-year-old Douglas fir with a height of 122-foot, and it is in the Woodinville, Washington.
  7. Nova Scotia is the leading exporter of Christmas trees in the world.
  8. Did you know that people send each other more than 3 billion Christmas cards every year in the U.S. alone?
  9. “Jingle Bells” is the first song sung in space on December 16, 1965. Astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra sang it.
  10. Germans believe Christmas Eve as a magical time where people with a pure heart can hear animals speaking, see rivers turning into wine, mountains opening and revealing the hidden gems, Christmas tree blossoming fruits, and bell ringing from the bottommost of the sea.
  11. Coca-Cola is the first company to use Santa Claus for promotion during the winter season.
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  12. Victorian intellectuals created the tradition of the Christmas tree as a part of a social program to change the custom of raucous drinking on Christmas.
  13. The “X” in the word “Xmas” will not take “Christ” out of “Christmas. In the Greek script, the letter X (called as chi) is the first letter of the Greek term Christ or Christos.

Are you surprised now? For most of the facts, the answer is probably yes and definitely something that you will remember. Share these facts with your friends and know their thoughts about it. Use this as a conversation starter at your Christmas party. Merry Christmas!

Author: Robert Duke
Robert Duke is a Marketing Manager at Blue Mail Media. With over 10 years of experience across B2B Marketing, Lead Generation, and brand marketing, Duke has helped several SMBs and large-scale organizations to elevate their marketing strategies.
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