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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Arthur Rankin, Jr., and Jules Bass achieved fame in 1964 with their animated version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
  • The traditional flaming Christmas pudding dates back to 1670 in England.
  • Over 100,000 people are employed in the Christmas tree industry.
  • The first president to decorate the White House Christmas tree in the United States was Franklin Pierce.
  • Christmas cookies for Santa began during the Great Depression to inspire children to share with others in hard times.
  • The world's first singing Christmas commercial aired on the radio on Christmas Eve, 1926 for Wheaties cereal.
  • The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has more than 25,000 lights but no other ornaments except for the star on top.
  • In Mexico, wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve is said to bring new love in the upcoming year.
  • The U.S. is home to approximately 3,000 greeting card publishers.
  • Approximately 33% of the holiday cards purchased each year contain a religious message.
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