86 Celebrative Facts About The Biggest Festival of the Year – Christmas

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76Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee was 13 years old when she recorded Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

77. About half of Sweden's population watches Donald Duck every Christmas Eve since 1960

78. Telling "scary ghost stories" is an old Christmas Eve tradition that has died out in the past century

79. Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax was a devout Christian who refused to celebrate Christmas because he thought it was a pagan holiday

80. On Christmas 1066, when William the Conqueror was crowned king of England, people cheered so loudly that the guards outside attacked people and houses near to Westminster Abbey were burned down in a riot.

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81Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton said he would personally pay the bill to keep the National Christmas Tree lit during the government shutdown resulting from disagreements on the 1996 federal budget

82. The majority of popular Christmas songs were written by Jews

83. In Spain, employees get 14 monthly paychecks a year (a double pay in Christmas and summer)

84. The 10-year-old singer of "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" got her wish and donated it to the local zoo

85. The charging bull sculpture on Wall Street was itself installed as an act of guerrilla art - as a "Christmas gift to the people of New York" by the artists in 1989.

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86Recycling Christmas trees

Christmas trees can be recycled. Louisiana uses them to build shoreline fences to reduce erosion and form new marshes.


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