10 Interesting & Fun Facts About Christmas

  • Every year, 30-35 million authentic Christmas trees are bought within the U.S. alone. At this time there are actually twentyone thousand Christmas tree breeders throughout the Country, and also Christmas trees typically cultivate for approximately fifteen yrs right before they are marketed.

  • The Salvation Army has been sending volunteers dressed as Santa Claus out into the streets ever since 1890.

  • Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the USA on June 26, 1870.

  • In the present day, within the Greek and even Russian orthodox religions, Christmas is normally observed thirteen whole days after the 25th of December, and that is known as the Epiphany or Three Kings Day. This specific is when that it is accredited that the 3 wise men eventually located the baby Jesus in a manger.

  • For about 22 years, from 1659 to 1681, Christmas celebrations were banished around Boston, and those who broke the law had to pay a fine of 5 shillings.

  • Rudolph, "the most famous reindeer of all," was the creation of Robert L. May's creative thought in 1939. The copywriter penned a poem about the reindeer in order to help entice consumers into the Montgomery Ward department store.

  • At the time of the Middle Ages, Christmas day jubilees were actually wild and rambunctious a great deal similar to today's Mardi Gras bashes.

  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tradition was actually started by construction workers in 1931.

  • Poinsettia plants, popular at Christmas, are named after Joel R. Poinsett, an American missionary to Mexico, who brought back the redandgreen plant out of Mexico to the United States during 1828.

  • The very first eggnog made inside of the Country was made and drank in Captain John Smith's settlement in Jamestown in 1607.