9 Random Christmas Facts That'll Make You Say "Whatever" - King Feed

9 Random Christmas Facts That'll Make You Say "Whatever"

Christmas is celebrated by more than 90% of Americans every year. It's without any doubt, the biggest holiday.


These Christmas Facts will make you say "Whatever"

1. Santa's FAAAAST.
US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world's presents on Christmas Eve, traveling at 650 miles a second.


2. Angels Don't Sing
There is no reference to angels singing anywhere in the Bible.

3. Christmas Tree Chaos
More than 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe.

4. Giant Snowman
In 1999, residents of the state of Maine in America built the world's biggest ever snowman. He stood at 113ft tall.


5. Santa's Many Names
SANTA has different names around the world - Kriss Kringle in Germany, Le Befana in Italy, Pere Noel in France and Deushka Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia.

6. Carols
CAROLS weren't sung in churches until they were introduced by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.


7. Xmas
The abbreviation Xmas isn't irreligious. The letter X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.

8. Tallest Christmas Tree
The world's tallest Xmas tree at 221ft high was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950.

9. Hanging Presents
HANGING presents on trees may come from the Druids who believed the tree was the giver of all good things.

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