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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.
  • 1700s Europeans baked fruitcakes at the end of the harvest, then ate them at the beginning of the next year's harvest for good luck.
  • The first person to bring a Christmas tree into a house may have been the 16th century German preacher, Martin Luther.
  • The2009 Gingerbread White House is 56 x 29 inches and made with 250 lbs of chocolate and 140 lbs of gingerbread.
  • Twenty-two million turkeys are consumed each year at Christmas, compared to 45 million at Thanksgiving.
  • 85% of people in the United States mail holiday cards each year.
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.
  • The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
  • In New York, it's not officially Christmastime until the tree is lit at Rockefeller Center. The first tree appeared in 1931.
  • There are more classic movies, productions, and songs played during Christmas than any other time of the year.
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