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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Holly berries are poisonous.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
  • Six of the trees on display in the White House are live trees that will be planted after the holidays.
  • There are over 10,000 cut-your-own farms for Christmas trees in the United States.
  • In the Ukraine, if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning, it is believed to be good luck!
  • The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
  • RKO Pictures bought the movie rights to "White Christmas" in 1946 for $10,000.
  • "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry (1949) sold 2 million copies of the song in it's first year.
  • In Japan, Santa is called "Santa no ojisan," which means "Uncle Santa."
  • In Japan, Santa is called "Santa no ojisan," which means "Uncle Santa."
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