32 Top Ranked Christmas Facts
1. The Queen’s staff get to choose their own Christmas presents, which must be worth between £20 and £25.
2. In Japan, Christmas Eve is a time to eat strawberry shortcake and fried chicken
3. Hiding an almond inside rice pudding is a Christmas custom in Sweden. Whoever gets it has good luck for the new year
4. Every Christmas Day, 400,000 Britons go out to a shop to buy batteries.
5. Norwegians pay half tax in November, so everyone has more money for Christmas.
6. The whole world watches less porn on Christmas, except for Japan.
7. According to Facebook, around two weeks before Christmas is one of the most popular times of the year for couples to break up.
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10. A Christmas wreath hanging on your front door symbolizes a sign of welcome and long life for all who enter!
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12. The waste produced at Christmas each year in Britain would fill 400,000 double-decker buses.
13. Christmas trees are grown for 15 years before being ready to be sold.
14. President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1912.
15. Christmas can be a great time of year, but it can also be the worst for those who have lost loved ones during 2014.
16. According to research, the deadliest holidays in the U.S. are 4th of July, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
17. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree was written by a Jewish songwriter.
18. A study by US scientists estimated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world's presents on Christmas Eve.
19. Norwegians pay half the regular tax rate in November so people have more money for Christmas.
20. 2 weeks before Christmas is the most popular time for couples to break up. The least popular day for breakups is Christmas Day.
21. ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ was first sung in November 1934. By Christmas, it had sold 400,000 copies.
22. Because of a marketing campaign in 1974, KFC has become an incredibly popular destination for Christmas dinner in Japan.
23. The celebration of Christmas was banned in Boston from 1659 to 1681.
24. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" won an Emmy.
25. Women are more likely to believe the biblical Christmas story than men.
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27. The seasonings most associated with Christmas â€” ginger, nutmeg, and cloves â€” grow in tropical climates.
28. 'Father Christmas' is a pill that makes your farts smell like chocolate.
29. Taylor Swift was raised on a Christmas tree farm.
30. The Christmas song 'Jingle Bells' was originally written for Thanksgiving.
31. Norwegians pay half tax in November so everyone has more money for Christmas.
32. Roast turkey did not appear consistently on royal Christmas Day menus until 1851 when it replaced roast swan.
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