Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Christmas trees take from 6 to 14 years to mature for harvest.
  • The White House will have 780 feet of garland, 27 Christmas trees, 232 wreaths and 412 poinsettias.
  • In Mexico (its original birthplace), the poinsettia is known as the "Flower of the Holy Night."
  • For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.
  • The world's first singing Christmas commercial aired on the radio on Christmas Eve, 1926 for Wheaties cereal.
  • The "Urn of Fate" is part of the Christmas Eve celebrations in many Italian households. It holds a wrapped present.
  • Christmas trees take from 6 to 14 years to mature for harvest.
  • Twenty-two million turkeys are consumed each year at Christmas, compared to 45 million at Thanksgiving.
  • Over 100,000 people are employed in the Christmas tree industry.
  • Two years before directing a "A Christmas Story," Bob Clark had a hit with "Porky's."
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