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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Alabama is the first state to give Christmas the status of holiday in 1836.
  • Edward H. Johnson created 80 red, white, and blue electrical light bulbs in 1882.
  • Mattel sells two Barbie dolls per second, and 90 percent of American girls have had at least one Barbie doll.
  • Christmas caroling began as an old English custom called Wassailing--wishing neighbors a long and healthy life.
  • Six of the trees on display in the White House are live trees that will be planted after the holidays.
  • Electric lights for trees were first used in the White House in 1895.
  • Alabama is the first state to give Christmas the status of holiday in 1836.
  • RKO Pictures bought the movie rights to "White Christmas" in 1946 for $10,000.
  • More than 50,000 people are expected to attend 28 holiday parties at the White House in December 2009.
  • The 2009 White House Blue Room Christmas Tree is an 18 1/2-by-13-foot Douglas fir.
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