The Ultimate Christmas Site
Welcome to the ultimate Christmas site. If you search the web you can find a whole lot of information about Christmas. The point of this website is so that you don't have to do that. I have searched the web for you and added what I think is important about Christmas to this site. If there is anything I have left out that you think is important, feel free to e-mail and I'll gladly add it to the site if I agree that it is needed on this site.
Let's get your Ultimate Christmas experience started with some fun facts. Bellow are ten facts about Christmas. Each fact is taken from a different site. If you like the fact, feel free to click on the link next to it. All of them (except for the first fact) are taken from a list of facts that other people have put together about Christmas. The first fact is taken from the same site I got all my Christmas Traditions from. I hope you enjoy your time on my site.
According to reports by Captain John Smith, the first eggnog made in the United States was consumed in his 1607 Jamestown settlement. Nog comes from the word grog, which refers to any drink made with rum. (Christmas Traditions Worldwide)
One of the most popular Christmas songs, "Jingle Bells" was actually written for Thanksgiving. (High Country Lights)
Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system. (50 Interesting Facts about Christmas
“Xmas” came into general use from the church! X is the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of Christ’s name in –so “Xmas” is every bit as religious as “Christmas.”(50 Festive Facts)
In 1836 Alabama became the first state in the US to declare Christmas a legal holiday. Oklahoma became the last state to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1907. In June of 1970 Christmas became a federal holiday in the US.(Fun Interesting Christmas Facts for Kids)
“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.(Facts About Christmas)
Santa has 31 hours to deliver all his presents to children across the world (thanks to the time zone differences)(Top 10 Fun and Festive "Friday Facts" on Santa Claus)
The very first Santa pictures often depicted him wearing a variety of different color coats including green, blue and mauve(Christmas Facts)
The Christmas card originally appeared in England as a way for students to practice their handwriting. Sir Henry Cole apparently created the first Christmas card since he was too busy to write an individual note to every loved one in 1843. Today, more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. every year.(Is Santa Claus Real?)Clement Moore's 1822 poem A Visit From Saint Nicholas — which is now more commonly referred to as "Twas the Night Before Christmas" — was first published anonymously in the Troy, N.Y., Sentinel on Dec. 23, 1823. The 56-line poem introduced and popularized many of Santa's defining characteristics — chiefly, that he drove a sleigh guided by "eight tiny reindeer."(The History of Santa Claus: 7 Interesting Facts)