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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • In 16th-century Germany fir trees were decorated with apples, roses, gilded candies, and colored paper.
  • If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas", you would receive 364 presents.
  • The traditional flaming Christmas pudding dates back to 1670 in England.
  • LED Christmas lights feature long lifetimes, low cost to operate and associated low maintenance.
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.
  • In 1947, Toys for Tots organized its first Christmas toy drive for needy youngsters.
  • The2009 Gingerbread White House is 56 x 29 inches and made with 250 lbs of chocolate and 140 lbs of gingerbread.
  • After "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote one Christmas story each year, but none more successful.
  • Mattel sells two Barbie dolls per second, and 90 percent of American girls have had at least one Barbie doll.
  • Mattel sells two Barbie dolls per second, and 90 percent of American girls have had at least one Barbie doll.
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