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Christmas is this Friday! Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. From the traditions, to the christmas movies, to the decorations, there are some many reasons to love Christmas… But how much do you actually know about Christmas?

Here are some fun holiday facts that you may not know. Pull these out at the Christmas dinner table this year:

CHRISTMAS FACTS

  • An estimated 1 of 3 people worldwide celebrate Christmas

  • About 36 million Christmas trees are produced each year on Christmas tree farms

  • The French gave the biggest Christmas present ever in 1886. It was the Statue of Liberty, and they gave it to the United States of America.

  • Santa wore a variety of colorful suits through the years — including red, blue, white, and green — but legend has it that the popular image of his red coat came from a 1930s ad by Coca Cola.

  • Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song. It was first performed at Thanksgiving church service. Bonus fact: It’s also the first song broadcast from space

  •  An average of 15,000 Americans visit hospital emergency rooms each November and December from holiday-related decorating accidents

  • The world-wide highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time is How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey

  • The post office will send around 28.2 million packages around Christmas time. (Probably more in 2020)

  • Lots of couples break up two weeks before Christmas. In fact this period is the second most common time of the year for couples to split.

  • You can thank the early settlers for Eggnog. That’s right, they were getting lit in Jamestown.