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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Christmas caroling began as an old English custom called Wassailing--wishing neighbors a long and healthy life.
  • The first commemorative Christmas stamp was issued in Austria in 1937.
  • Christmas became a national holiday in America on June, 26, 1870.
  • The "Urn of Fate" is part of the Christmas Eve celebrations in many Italian households. It holds a wrapped present.
  • Alabama is the first state to give Christmas the status of holiday in 1836.
  • In Mexico, wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve is said to bring new love in the upcoming year.
  • Christmas caroling began as an old English custom called Wassailing--wishing neighbors a long and healthy life.
  • American mistletoe, is one of 1,300 species of mistletoe worldwide - only two are native to the United States.
  • The Christmas tree can be traced back to the ancient Romans who decorated trees with small pieces of metal.
  • The Christmas tree can be traced back to the ancient Romans who decorated trees with small pieces of metal.
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