Charming Christmas

Interesting fun facts about winter's most wonderful holiday!

Avi Fairchild, Contributor

  • “Jingle Bells” was initially composed for Thanksgiving, not Christmas. The tune was written in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont and distributed under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh”. It was to be played in the writer’s Sunday school class during Thanksgiving as an approach to recognize the popular Medford sleigh races. “Jingle Bells” was additionally the primary tune to be communicated from space. 


  • The main fake Christmas Tree wasn’t a tree by any stretch of the imagination. It was made out of goose quills that were colored green. They were created in Germany in the nineteenth century, because of a significant persistent deforestation. The plume trees turned out to be progressively well known during the mid twentieth century lastly advanced toward the US. 


  • Japanese individuals generally eat at KFC for Christmas supper. Despite the fact that the level of Christian individuals in Japan is near zero, each Christmas, kids and adults head to the nearest KFC to appreciate some seared chicken – the nearest nourishment to turkey that you can get in Japan. It’s everything on account of an effective “Kentucky for Christmas!” showcasing effort in 1947. First went for outsiders, KFC offered a “Christmas supper” that contained chicken and wine – a dinner that vacationers had at home. After an enormous achievement, Kentucky Fried Chicken began advancing this offer each year, until the cheap food chain turned out to be unequivocally connected with the Christmas season. 


  • In Poland, spiders are viewed as images of flourishing and goodness at Christmas. Truth be told, insects and bug catching networks are regularly utilized as Christmas tree enrichments. As indicated by legend, a spider wove child Jesus a cover to keep him warm. 


  • NORAD’s “Santa Clause Tracker” was born from a misprint in the paper. A 1955 Sears promotion should print the quantity of a store where youngsters could call and reveal to Santa what they needed for Christmas. The number printed was to the hotline of the Director of Operations for the U.S. Mainland Air Defense. Colonel Shoup requested his staff to give the kids reports on the flight directions of Santa. 


  • The Statue of Liberty was gifted to the US by the French on Christmas Day in 1886. It weighs 225 tons and in this way you could consider it as the greatest Christmas present on the planet. 


  • Santa Clause has a genuine zip code– H0H 0H0. Consistently a large number of letters are routed to Santa from kids everywhere throughout the world. The mailmen at the Canadian Post Office began writing back to a portion of these letters.




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