Download e-book for iPad: 50 Quick Christmas Facts by Paul Andrews

By Paul Andrews

ISBN-10: 1782343490

ISBN-13: 9781782343493

This e-book is a brief learn on Christmas evidence you did now not understand! What are the names of Santa's Reindeers? are you aware who made the 1st Christmas playing cards? discover those evidence and extra during this speedy learn truth booklet!

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Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was invented for a US firm’s Christmas promotion in 1938. It is believed that Christmas pudding was originally a soup made with raisins and wine. Christmas is an annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, around the world. Christmas is celebrated by both Christians and non-Christians around the world. 5 billion Christmas cards each year in the USA. It is thought that the most expensive Christmas tree to date, was decorated in the United Arab Emirates in 2010 at an estimated cost of over $11 million.

Carols began as an old English custom called wassailing, which was a way of toasting neighbours to a long life. It is believed that the world’s tallest Xmas tree which was 221ft high, was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950, in the USA. In 1999, people from the state of Maine in the USA, built the world’s biggest ever snowman to date. He stood at 113ft tall. Father Christmas, or Santa, is known by different names all around the world - Kriss Kringle in Germany, Le Befana in Italy, Pere Noel in France and Deushka Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia.

It is said he wrote because the organ was broken and he wanted a carol which could be sung to guitar. It is said that the Puritans in America tried to make Thanksgiving Day the most important annual festival instead of Christmas. They did not succeed of course. Oliver Cromwell, in England banned Christmas Carols from being sung between 1649 and 1660. Fortunately this is not the case now. The commonly used abbreviation for Christmas, to Xmas, is derived from the Greek alphabet. X is the letter Chi, which of course is the first letter of Christ’s name in the Greek alphabet.

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