Cookies
   
Holiday Fun Facts:
  • In Roman times, holiday gift giving was popular during Saturnalia, a winter solstice celebration.
  • The inventor of the Christmas "cracker" or bon-bon was Tom Smith who owned a sweet shop in London.
  • The world's first singing Christmas commercial aired on the radio on Christmas Eve, 1926 for Wheaties cereal.
  • If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas", you would receive 364 presents.
  • In 1947, Toys for Tots organized its first Christmas toy drive for needy youngsters.
  • "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry (1949) sold 2 million copies of the song in it's first year.
  • 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 2009 White House Blue Room Christmas Tree is an 18 1/2-by-13-foot Douglas fir.
  • Christmas cookies for Santa began during the Great Depression to inspire children to share with others in hard times.
  • More than 330,000 real Christmas trees are sold via e-commerce or catalogs.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.