Dec 21st, 2013
Author: CrossFit CDR
Category: CDR Community
Did you know….
Christmas is less than 5 days away, and I know you all have been dying to read about some Christmas trivia…
- Canada is the largest exporter of Christmas trees.
- Theodore Roosevelt banned the use of Christmas trees in the White House.
- Instead of hanging stockings, people in the Netherlands hang shoes.
- Oklahoma was the last US state to declare Christmas an official holiday.
- The Coca-Cola company made the concept of Santa Claus popular in America.
- 3 billion Christmas cards are sent, on average, in the US each year.
- The department store, Montgomery Ward, created the character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1939.
- Electric lights were first hung on a tree in 1882, by Thomas Edison’s assistant Edward Johnson.
- The first artificial christmas tree was made in Germany by dying goose feathers green.
- Holly berries are poisonous.
- The abbreviation X-mas comes from the Greek letter X (Xristos), which means Christ.
- The tradition of kissing under Mistletoe was invented in Europe as a sign of fertility and love.
- The real St. Nick was born in Turkey, and was a Greek bishop who had a reputation for secret gift-giving.