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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 15 Interesting Facts About Christmas Male and female reindeer both grow antlers, but male reindeer shed theirs in the winter time. This means that all of Santa's reindeer are actuallyfemale! by Katie Tanner Statistics Shown here is a table of the average amount of money theaverage American adultspent during Christmas timeover the last 10 years American Research Group, Inc. (2013, November 15). 2013 Christmas Gift Spending Plans Stall. Retrieved from This is a graph showing the money spent around Christmas time compared to other holidays/events/times of the year. Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S. since 1850. Early illustrations of St. Nicholas depict him as stern and commanding. He was more a symbol of discipline than the jolly man in a red hat and coat we know today. Christmas wasnt declaredan official holiday in the United Statesuntil June 26, 1870 Certain ancient people consideredmistletoe sacred because it remainsgreen and bears fruit during the winterwhen all other plants appear to die.They thought it had the power to wardoff evil. Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold Grannis, Kathy. (2014, May 01). The Long and Short of America's Consumer Holidays. Retrieved from President Teddy Roosevelt was an environmentalist andbanned Christmas treesfrom the White Housein 1912. It is estimated that the single White Christmas by Irving Berlin (sung by Bing Crosby in 1942) is the best selling single of all time, with over 100 million sales worldwide. If you received every gift mentioned in "The Twelve Days of Christmas," you would have 364 gifts. The song "Jingle Bells" was written by James Pierpont in 1857. It was originally called One Horse Open Sleigh and was actually intended for Thanksgiving. Christmas purchases account for about 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S. Approximately 30-35 million real (living) Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S. However, this number has been surpassed by artificial trees sold since 1991. History Fun Facts Random History Staff. (8 December, 2010). 50 Interesting Facts About Christmas. Retrieved from Kids Play and Create Staff. (2014). Fun Interesting Christmas Facts for Kids. Retrieved from
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