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 U.S. is home to approximately 3,000 greeting card publishers.
  • There are over 10,000 cut-your-own farms for Christmas trees in the United States.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
  • The World's Largest Cut Christmas Tree was a 221 ft Douglas fir in Seattle, in December 1950.
  • Since 1933, the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular has been a mainstay for the holidays in New York City.
  • Mark Carr of New York started first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States, in 1851.
  • Mark Carr of New York started first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States, in 1851.
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