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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Arthur Rankin, Jr., and Jules Bass achieved fame in 1964 with their animated version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
  • For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.
  • 21% of US households have a real Christmas tree, 48% have an artificial tree and 32% do not have a Christmas tree.
  • The first president to decorate the White House Christmas tree in the United States was Franklin Pierce.
  • The traditional flaming Christmas pudding dates back to 1670 in England.
  • The world's first singing Christmas commercial aired on the radio on Christmas Eve, 1926 for Wheaties cereal.
  • Arthur Rankin, Jr., and Jules Bass achieved fame in 1964 with their animated version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
  • The2009 Gingerbread White House is 56 x 29 inches and made with 250 lbs of chocolate and 140 lbs of gingerbread.
  • The U.S. is home to approximately 3,000 greeting card publishers.
  • The U.S. is home to approximately 3,000 greeting card publishers.
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