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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • The poinsettia plant was brought into the United States from Mexico by Joel Poinsett in the early 1800's.
  • Gift giving as we know it today is derived from St. Nicholas, a bishop who was known for giving children presents.
  • The first official White House card was issued in the year of 1953 by President Eisenhower.
  • The 2009 White House Blue Room Christmas Tree is an 18 1/2-by-13-foot Douglas fir.
  • In Roman times, holiday gift giving was popular during Saturnalia, a winter solstice celebration.
  • Christmas cards account for 60% of all card sales. A distant second is Valentine's Day at 25%.
  • If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas", you would receive 364 presents.
  • 92 volunteers from 24 states, as well as residence staff, spent 3,400 hours decorating the White House.
  • Arthur Rankin, Jr., and Jules Bass achieved fame in 1964 with their animated version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
  • The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has more than 25,000 lights but no other ornaments except for the star on top.
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