Christ­mas num­bers to make you go “WOW!”

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✦ An 80g por­tion of Brussels sprouts con­tains more vi­ta­min C than an or­ange.

✦ Six mil­lion rolls of Sel­lotape will be sold in the UK in the run-up to Christ­mas.

✦ One in three UK men leave their Christ­mas gift shop­ping un­til Christ­mas Eve, and one in six would like to get rid of “all that gift giv­ing non­sense”. ✦ Only 13% of Bri­tish fam­i­lies at­tend church on Christ­mas Day. ✦ Thanks to in­ter­na­tional time zones, Santa tech­ni­cally has 31 hours to com­plete his task, but that still means vis­it­ing 823 homes per sec­ond! ✦ The Queen’s staff get to choose their own Christ­mas presents, which must be to the value of £20-25.

✦ Ice­landic tra­di­tion has 13 San­tas who ei­ther leave presents or pull pranks, de­pend­ing on how well-be­haved chil­dren are! ✦ Ac­cord­ing to re­search the av­er­age fam­ily gets out of bed at 8am, opens presents at 8.19am, eats chocolate at 8.38am and break­fast at 9.02am!

✦ The same re­search shows the first Christ­mas day ar­gu­ments start at 9.58am, the first al­co­holic drink is sipped at 11.48am, din­ner is served at 3.24pm, and Dad is the first to fall asleep at 4.58pm. ✦ 76% of UK fam­i­lies dish up tur­key and all the trim­mings for Christ­mas – that’s 10 mil­lion tur­keys!

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