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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message to the nation was first televised on December 25, 1957.
  • The National Christmas Tree Association gives a Christmas tree to the President and first family every year.
  • Since 1925, America's official national Christmas tree is located in King's Canyon National Park in California.
  • Christmas trees take from 6 to 14 years to mature for harvest.
  • Mark Carr of New York started first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States, in 1851.
  • Thomas Nast found inspiration for his painting of Santa Claus from Clement C. Moore's "The Night Before Christmas."
  • Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message to the nation was first televised on December 25, 1957.
  • For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.
  • Over 1.76 billion candy canes are produced during Christmas.
  • Holly berries are poisonous.
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