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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • In New York, it's not officially Christmastime until the tree is lit at Rockefeller Center. The first tree appeared in 1931.
  • Christmas cookies for Santa began during the Great Depression to inspire children to share with others in hard times.
  • Two years before directing a "A Christmas Story," Bob Clark had a hit with "Porky's."
  • Mattel sells two Barbie dolls per second, and 90 percent of American girls have had at least one Barbie doll.
  • More than 330,000 real Christmas trees are sold via e-commerce or catalogs.
  • Over 73 million new Christmas trees will be planted this year.
  • In New York, it's not officially Christmastime until the tree is lit at Rockefeller Center. The first tree appeared in 1931.
  • Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
  • 85% of people in the United States mail holiday cards each year.
  • 85% of people in the United States mail holiday cards each year.
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