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Holiday Fun Facts:
  • The National Christmas Tree Association gives a Christmas tree to the President and first family every year.
  • During the Christmas/Hanukkah season, more than 1.76 billion candy canes will be made.
  • "White Christmas" (1954), starring Bing Crosby, was the first movie to be made in Vista Vision, a deep-focus process.
  • The world's first singing Christmas commercial aired on the radio on Christmas Eve, 1926 for Wheaties cereal.
  • In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat made of straw.
  • Alabama is the first state to give Christmas the status of holiday in 1836.
  • Mark Carr of New York started first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States, in 1851.
  • The first official White House card was issued in the year of 1953 by President Eisenhower.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
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