Christmas Facts

    Christmas Facts

    There are 44 Christmas Facts!

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    US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world's presents on Christmas Eve, travelling at 650 miles a second.
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    The abbreviation Xmas isn't irreligious. The letter X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.
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    Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
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    Gold-wrapped chocolate coins commemorate St Nicholas who gave bags of gold coins to the poor.
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    There are 13 Santas in Iceland, each leaving a gift for children. They come down from the mountain one by one, starting on December 12 and have names like Spoon Licker, Door Sniffer and Meat Hook.
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    One town in Indiana is called Santa Claus. There is also a Santa, Idaho.
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    Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was invented for a US firm's Christmas promotion in 1938.
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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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