Fun facts about Christ­mas

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Christ­mas is an an­nual Chris­tian hol­i­day held on Dec 25 to cel­e­brate the birth of Je­sus Christ.

Christ­mas trees are also known as Yule trees. Christ­mas trees are ev­er­green trees, usu­ally ei­ther fir, pine or spruce.

Christ­mas trees were first dec­o­rated with food like ap­ples, nuts and dates.

From the 18th cen­tury on­wards, Christ­mas trees were dec­o­rated with can­dles. Elec­tric Christ­mas tree lights were first used in 1895.

There are three towns in the United States that are named Santa Claus. One in Ge­or­gia, one in Ari­zona and another in Indiana.

Santa Claus’ eight rein­deers are named Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer,

Vixen,

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Don­der and Bl­itzen.

If you re­ceived all the gifts from the song The Twelve Days Of Christ­mas, you would have 364 presents.

Do you know why we say “the twelve days of Christ­mas”? It is be­lieved that it took the three kings 12 days to find baby Je­sus.

The tra­di­tion of naughty chil­dren get­ting a lump of coal in their stock­ing started in Italy.

There are two is­lands named Christ­mas. Christ­mas Is­land (for­merly Kir­iti­mati) in the Pa­cific Ocean and Christ­mas Is­land in the In­dian Ocean.

Santa Claus is also known as St Ni­cholas, Fa­ther Christ­mas, Grand­fa­ther Frost and Kris Kringle.

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Source: http://www.kid­splayand­cre­ate.com/fun-in­ter­est­ingchrist­mas-facts-for-kids/

bhu­ven­raj Ganesh, 8

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