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10 Intriguing Fun Facts You Need To Know About Christmas.

Sometimes we are left wondering about some of the things we see and embrace during Christmas. Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This is a very familiar tale story embraced by billions around the world.

Have you ever asked yourself  where things like Christmas trees, Santa originated from? How many people on Earth celebrate Christmas?

Here are some fun facts about Christmas:

10.  We Wish You a Merry Christmas is the most popular Christmas Song ever. The song can be traced back to England, but its author and composer remains unknown till to date.

9. An estimated 1 of 3 people worldwide celebrate Christmas, including 2.1 Billion Christians. There are about 7,038,044,500 people in the world, so about 23,460,148 celebrate Christmas.

8. Santa Claus was a real Saint. He lived in Myra in the 300s. Myra is modern day Turkey. The German name for Saint Nicholas is Sankt Niklaus.

7. The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.

6.The French gave the biggest Christmas present ever in 1886. It was the Statue of Liberty, and they gave it to the United States of America.

5.All letters addressed to Santa in the United States go to Santa Claus, Indiana.

4. The Greek “X” is a symbol for Christ.That “Xmas” stems from Greece.

3.There are 364 gifts mentioned in “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.

2.Electric Christmas lights were first used in 1854.

1.“Silent Night” was first sung as part of a church service in Austria. A guitar was used because the church organ was so badly rusted it couldn’t be played.

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