90 Christmas Facts You Didn’t Know

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76Family Day

Family Day

In 1919 after becoming an officially secular country, Uruguay renamed the holidays of Christmas Day to "Family Day", Holy Easter Week to "Tourism Week", and Epiphany to "Children's Day"

77. Mariah Carey's single "All I want for Christmas is you" has amassed over 50 Million in royalties since 2013.

78. Mattel made an Earring Magic Ken doll in 1993, complete with frosted hair, a purple mesh shirt, lavender vest and an earring in his left ear. Dubbed the "Alternative Lifestyle" Ken, the doll was almost completely sold out of stores by Christmas, due to the gay community's interest.

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

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

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81Ghost stories tradition

Ghost stories tradition

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

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

83. 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.

84. 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

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

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8614-month payroll

14-month payroll

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

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

88. 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.

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

90. A Finnish Christmas film called Rare Export in which Santa Claus is a killer monster


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