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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Christmas trees take from 6 to 14 years to mature for harvest.
  • The White House will have 780 feet of garland, 27 Christmas trees, 232 wreaths and 412 poinsettias.
  • It is traditional to exchange kisses under the mistletoe. In Scandinavia, mistletoe signifies peace and friendship.
  • The traditional flaming Christmas pudding dates back to 1670 in England.
  • Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message to the nation was first televised on December 25, 1957.
  • The "Urn of Fate" is part of the Christmas Eve celebrations in many Italian households. It holds a wrapped present.
  • The first person to bring a Christmas tree into a house may have been the 16th century German preacher, Martin Luther.
  • The Nutcracker (Ballet) was adapted from The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by German writer E.T.A. Hoffman.
  • Two years before directing a "A Christmas Story," Bob Clark had a hit with "Porky's."
  • There are over 10,000 cut-your-own farms for Christmas trees in the United States.
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