Christmas Facts

    Random Christmas Facts

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    The "Urn of Fate" is part of the Christmas celebrations in many Italian households. The Urn of Fate is brought out on Christmas Eve. It holds a wrapped present for everyone. The mother tries her luck first, then the others in turn. If you get a present wi
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    Robins on cards were a joke 150 years ago when postmen wore red tunics and were named after them.
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    Electric lights for trees were first used in 1895.
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    Many theologians estimate that Jesus wasn't born on December 25 but sometime in September between 6BC and 30AD.
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    One town in Indiana is called Santa Claus. There is also a Santa, Idaho.
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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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    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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