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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • During the Christmas buying season, Visa Cards alone are used an average of 5,340 times every minute in the U.S.
  • "Wassail" comes from the Old Norse "ves heill"--to be of good health.
  • Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
  • During the Christmas/Hanukkah season, more than 1.76 billion candy canes will be made.
  • The first commemorative Christmas stamp was issued in Austria in 1937.
  • The2009 Gingerbread White House is 56 x 29 inches and made with 250 lbs of chocolate and 140 lbs of gingerbread.
  • During the Christmas buying season, Visa Cards alone are used an average of 5,340 times every minute in the U.S.
  • There are over 10,000 cut-your-own farms for Christmas trees in the United States.
  • 92 volunteers from 24 states, as well as residence staff, spent 3,400 hours decorating the White House.
  • 92 volunteers from 24 states, as well as residence staff, spent 3,400 hours decorating the White House.
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