Interesting Facts About Christmas

15 Interesting Facts About Christmas That I Bet You Didn’t Know

Christmas is my most favourite time of the year. The jingle bells, glittering Christmas trees, carols and Santa Claus bring an ecstatic feeling within. Over the years, I have heard plenty of stories related to Christmas but stumbled upon a couple of weird and Interesting Facts About Christmas recently. And, I thought of sharing it with my lovely readers, so here you go… The weirdest, funniest, bizarre Interesting Facts About Christmas

  1.  December 25 was a pagan celebration. 25th December became the official celebration date for the birth of Christ in 350 A.D.
  2.  Artificial Christmas trees were invented by a toilet brush company.
  3.  It was a criminal offence to celebrate Christmas in Boston. Christmas was banned in Massachusetts from 1647-1660.
  4.  The tallest Christmas tree ever was in Seattle, and it measured 221 ft tall. 
  5.  It is a Christmas tradition in Japan to eat KFC. Orders must be placed two months before. 
  6.  “Jingle Bells” was written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.
  7.  The Christmas gift ceremony symbolises the gifts given to Jesus by the three wise men.
  8.  The candy cane was invented in Germany. It was made into J for Jesus, and red stripes symbolise his blood. 
  9.  Christmas came from the word Cristes Maesse meaning the mass of Christ.
  10.  Christmas tree is cut and sold after 15 years of growth.
  11.  Americans purchase a whooping 1.6 billion Christmas cards every year.
  12.  Krampus a demonic character wanders around the street to catch mischievous kids- one of the spookiest Christmas tradition in Central Europe. 
  13.  Santa Claus first appeared in a newspaper ad for toys and “gift books” in the mid 19th century.
  14.  Coco cola created the image of Santa Claus with the help of Illustrator Haddon Sundblom. Because of the Illustrator, we have a really pretty looking Santa image now! 
  15.  The Christmas wreath started as a symbol of Christ. It represents the crown of thorns Jesus wore during the crucifixion, and the cherry is the blood he shed. 

So that is it! Dame’s Handbook wishes you a very happy Christmas. Have fun with your family.

Information credits: Google, wikipedia and buzzfeed