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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."
  • Hallmark introduced its first Christmas cards in 1915, five years after the founding of the company.
  • Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
  • The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has more than 25,000 lights but no other ornaments except for the star on top.
  • The first person to bring a Christmas tree into a house may have been the 16th century German preacher, Martin Luther.
  • Six of the trees on display in the White House are live trees that will be planted after the holidays.
  • The inventor of the Christmas "cracker" or bon-bon was Tom Smith who owned a sweet shop in London.
  • In 1947, Toys for Tots organized its first Christmas toy drive for needy youngsters.
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