Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was invented for a US firm's Christmas promotion in 1938.
The first Christmas card was designed in 1843 by J.C. Horsley.
The twelve days of Christmas are the days between Christmas Day and Epiphany (6th of January) and represent the length of time it took for the wise men from the East to visit the manger of Jesus after his birth.
Santa Claus has many different names around the world including Father Christmas in the UK, Pere Noel in France, Kriss Kringle in Germany, La Befana in Italy, Julinesse in Denmark, Dedushka Moroz (meaning Grandfather Frost) in Russia and the Three Kings i
Robins on cards were a joke 150 years ago when postmen wore red tunics and were named after them.
English Puritan leader Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas between 1647 and 1660 because he believed such celebrations were immoral for the holiest day of the year.
Many theologians estimate that Jesus wasn't born on December 25 but sometime in September between 6BC and 30AD.