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Interesting Facts About Christmas

As we approach the winter holiday season, we thought it would be fun to share some fun facts about Christmas.

  1. Before being sold, Christmas trees normally grow for approximately 15 years.

  2. It wasn't until June 26, 1870, that Christmas became an official holiday in the United States.

  3. In 1901, President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, prohibited the use of Christmas trees in the White House.

  4. In the United States alone, over 3 billion Christmas cards are sent each year.

  5. The United States Postal Service introduced its first Christmas postage stamp in 1962.

  6. The first artificial Christmas trees were created from dyed goose feathers by the Germans.

  7. The total number of gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas is 364.

  8. According to Guinness World Records, the biggest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington.

  9. Green, red, and gold are the traditional Christmas colors. Green has traditionally been associated with life and rebirth, while red depicts Christ's blood and gold represents prosperity and grandeur.

  10. Irving Berlin's track "White Christmas" is thought to be the best-selling single of all time, with over 100 million copies sold worldwide.

From all of us at Star Tutoring - we wish you Happy Holidays!!

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