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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Approximately 33% of the holiday cards purchased each year contain a religious message.
  • "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry (1949) sold 2 million copies of the song in it's first year.
  • The "Urn of Fate" is part of the Christmas Eve celebrations in many Italian households. It holds a wrapped present.
  • In 1947, Toys for Tots organized its first Christmas toy drive for needy youngsters.
  • The World's Largest Cut Christmas Tree was a 221 ft Douglas fir in Seattle, in December 1950.
  • Holly berries are poisonous.
  • Approximately 33% of the holiday cards purchased each year contain a religious message.
  • Gift giving as we know it today is derived from St. Nicholas, a bishop who was known for giving children presents.
  • Over 73 million new Christmas trees will be planted this year.
  • Over 73 million new Christmas trees will be planted this year.
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