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12 Holiday Fun Facts

  • Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.
  • It takes Christmas trees usually about 15 years to grow before they are sold.
  • 79 Percent of US Households will display a tree this holiday season.
  • The first start in the US to officially recognize Christmas was Alabama in 1836.
  • In 1870 Christmas was declared an official holiday.
  • There are 400 species of holly around the world.
  • In 1991 President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House.
  • There are approximately 21,000 Christmas tree farms in the United States. In 2008, nearly 45 million Christmas trees were planted, adding to the existing 400 million trees.
  • There are at least 44 candles in each box of Hanukkah candles, enough for one person to light the hanukkiyah according to tradition every night.
  • 28 sets of LEGO are sold every second during the Christmas season.
  • More than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone each year.
  • The first official White House Hanukkah party was held on December 10, 2001. President George W. Bush borrowed a 100-year-old hanukkiyah from the Jewish Museum in New York for the event.

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