Christmas Facts

    Random Christmas Facts

    There are 44 Christmas Facts!

    Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was invented for a US firm's Christmas promotion in 1938.
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    The sun sets on 24 December at 3.55pm in the UK, and rises the following morning at 8.05am.
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    In 1999, residents of the state of Maine in America built the world's biggest ever snowman. He stood at 113ft tall.
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    Louis Prang, a Bavarian-born lithographer who came to the USA from Germany in the 19th century, popularized the sending of printed Christmas cards. He invented a way of reproducing color oil paintings
    , the "chromolithograph technique", and created a car
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    The Queen's Christmas speech was first televised in 1957.
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    In Greek legend, malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi sometimes play troublesome pranks at Christmas time. In order to get rid of them, salt or an old shoe is burnt. The pungent burning stench drives off, or at least helps discourage, the Kallikantza
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    Nearly 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe.
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