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Christmas Fun Facts and Trivia

Silly Christmas trivia.

We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know...

$23,439.38 = How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Day of Christmas .

12.9 billion hours, $447 billion = How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. 

Get your postman/postwoman a gift = According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion . Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.)

$983 million = The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from China between January and September 2011. China was the leading country of origin for such items. Similarly, China was the leading foreign source of artificial Christmas trees shipped to the United States ($79.7 million worth) during the same period.

Best-selling trees = The best-selling trees  are Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Noble fir, Fraser fir, Virginia pine, balsam fir and white pine. The first decorated tree  dates back to 1510 in Riga, Latvia.

Tree maturation  = It takes the average Christmas Tree seven to 10 years to mature .

White Christmas = According to Venere.com , Bing Crosby 's 'White Christmas', released in 1942, is the best-selling Christmas song of all time. The site also reports that 1 in 10 presents received at Christmas will be broken by 
the New Year!

Insuring Santa = Lloyd's of London issued the first insurance policy  to protect Santa Claus. The policy covers Santa until the 25th of December in the event of accident and illness, in the run up to and during his worldwide travels to deliver presents to good children.

LBV Collins December 25, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Oh crap! Today's Christmas! I forgot! (Seriously... I forgot until I read this article. Too much merriment last night during our Christmas Eve celebration... and not enough coffee post celebration this morning.)
Adrian December 25, 2012 at 10:34 PM
A few too many of your namesake, eh Collins? ;)
LBV Collins December 26, 2012 at 02:53 AM
LOL! Well, I have to admit, Adrian, that Tom Collins was a favorite refreshment of mine many years ago. Tart, tangy, and sweet...
Michael December 26, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Actually, the bible doesn't say exactly how many wise men there were. The old story just goes that there were 3. People figure there was only 3 because it only mentions 3 gifts. Good thing it was Jesus, if any baby got that nowadays the parents would sue (that's just how stupid society is nowadays).
Galactic Cannibal December 27, 2012 at 05:41 PM
So how come this baby dude , had a mother who gave virgin birth and a invisible father up in the sky. that no one has ever seen then or now. Yep I too believe in the Tooth fairy....... Still I suppose its better than following a Pedophile like Mohammad who now has 1.1 billion followers.
popeye December 27, 2012 at 05:50 PM
GC: Typical Murrita white trash statement. ha ha ha


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