We celebrate it every single year, but how much do you REALLY know about Christmas?
Here are 10 interesting facts about Christmas:
- 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
- Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 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 Home Alone (1990) which brought in 285.76 million
- The post office will send around 28.2 million packages around Christmas time.
- 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.
- Santa’s reindeer are more than likely female: Male reindeer shed their antlers in winter, however, so the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh are more than likely female or castrated.