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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Over 1.76 billion candy canes are produced during Christmas.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
  • Six of the trees on display in the White House are live trees that will be planted after the holidays.
  • Two years before directing a "A Christmas Story," Bob Clark had a hit with "Porky's."
  • In the Ukraine, if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning, it is believed to be good luck!
  • The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
  • Holly berries are poisonous.
  • Hallmark introduced its first Christmas cards in 1915, five years after the founding of the company.
  • Thomas Nast found inspiration for his painting of Santa Claus from Clement C. Moore's "The Night Before Christmas."
  • In Japan, Santa is called "Santa no ojisan," which means "Uncle Santa."
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