I came across this terrific infographic recently on History.com I thought I would share. It has some fun and interesting numbers on Christmas in America. Things like, how Americans observe Christmas, how many Christmas trees are bought each year, how big the Rockefeller Christmas tree is, how many pieces of mail the U.S. Postal Service sends during the holidays, and more! Check them out
How do Americans observe Christmas?
95% say they celebrate the holiday
93% exchange gifts
74% go to Christmas parties
65% attend religious services
88% put up a Christmas tree.
New York's Rockefeller Center
Raising and adorning its iconic tree for 80+ Christmases.
1931 - 20-foot fir tree was erected by construction workers on Christmas Eve
1933 - 50-foot tree unveiled at the first official lighting ceremony
1999 - 100-foot, 100-year-old, 10-ton Norway spruce is biggest yet
2007 - 30,000 energy efficient LEDs make the tradition more eco-friendly
Number of Christmas Trees
Americans buy 25-30 million real trees and 8-12 million artificial trees each Christmas season.
350 million Christmas trees are growing on U.S. tree farms.
The most common Christmas tree species include
The record number of lights on a Christmas tree is 194,672, achieved in Belgium in 2010
Value of the most expensively decorated Christmas tree displayed in the world, Emirates Palace (UAE) in 2010, $11,026,900
Top Christmas tree producers
U.S. Towns with Christmas-y Names
North Pole, AK
Santa Claus, GA
Santa Claus, IN
Holly Springs, MI
The U.S produces 1.76 billion candy canes each year.
Laid end to end, they would stretch for nearly 167,000 miles and could circle the equator 6.7 times.