10 Interesting Facts About Christmas

We thought as it’s nearly Christmas day (25th December), we’d put together a collection of Christmas facts and fun GIFs for you to enjoy!

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Boxing Day gets its name from all the money collected in church alms-boxes for the poor

Source: Tomango

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2 weeks before Christmas is one of the two most popular times for couples to break up! The other most popular time is 2 weeks before Valentine’s day…

Source: Pastbook

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Most Christmas trees are usually grown for about 15 years before they are sold

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Cards designed with a Robin were created as a joke 150 years ago. Postmen wore red tunics which is how they got the nickname Robin

Source: Mirror

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We shorten ‘Christmas’ to ‘Xmas because the letter ‘X’ is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.

Source: Tomango

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In Poland, Germany and Ukraine it is good luck to find a spider or a spider’s web on a Christmas tree

Source: Pastbook

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When Jim Carrey starred as the Grinch, it took 3 hours everyday to apply the prosthetics and makeup. It was such a pain-staking task that they ended up consulting a Navy Seal to teach him torture-resistance techniques…

Source: Tomango

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The song ‘Jingle Bells’ was written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas. It was also the first song to be broadcast from space!

Source: Pastbook

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Many say that parts of the Christmas tree are indeed edible. The needles are a good source of Vitamin C!

Source: Mirror

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In America throughout November and December, 15,000 people go to the hospital with holiday-related decorating accidents. So please… when you’re decorating your tree, be careful!

If you have liked learning 10 new facts and looking at these cool GIFs then why not browse our ‘Did You Know‘ blog series and learn 10 new facts about something else?