interesting facts about Christmas

November 5, 2009 | In: History facts

In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat.

The idea of the Christmas Celebration is taken out from the Gospel books of the bible.

England has only known seven white Christmases in the entire twentieth century.

Nearly 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe. The commercial sale of Christmas trees started in the United States around the year 1850.

In 1999, residents of the state of Maine in America built the world’s biggest ever snowman. He stood at 113ft tall.

In 1836, Alabama became the first state in the USA to declare Christmas a legal holiday.

Early in their history, Christmas lights were so expensive that they were more commonly rented than sold.

The origin of Christmas cards is attributed to the young boys of England.

Christmas tree was decorated for the first time in Riga (Latvia), in the year 1510.

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