Christmas Facts

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    Popular belief holds that 3 wise men visited Bethlehem from the east bearing gifts. However there is no mention in the bible about the number of wise men who visited. Three gifts were brought - gold, frankincense and myrrh, but names commonly attributed t
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    The world's tallest Xmas tree at 221ft high was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950.
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    Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
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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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    Although now mostly vegetarian, in Victorian times, mince pies were made with beef and spices.
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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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    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.
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    At Christmas, it is traditional to exchange kisses beneath the mistletoe tree. In ancient Scandinavia, mistletoe was associated with peace and friendship. That may account for the custom of "kissing beneath the mistletoe".
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