Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Since 1925, America's official national Christmas tree is located in King's Canyon National Park in California.
  • "White Christmas" (1954), starring Bing Crosby, was the first movie to be made in Vista Vision, a deep-focus process.
  • "Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion.
  • In Mexico (its original birthplace), the poinsettia is known as the "Flower of the Holy Night."
  • 92 volunteers from 24 states, as well as residence staff, spent 3,400 hours decorating the White House.
  • In 1843, "A Christmas Carol" was written by Charles Dickens in just six weeks.
  • Since 1925, America's official national Christmas tree is located in King's Canyon National Park in California.
  • The Post Office expects to deliver 20 Billion pieces of mail between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.
  • Edward H. Johnson created 80 red, white, and blue electrical light bulbs in 1882.
  • Six of the trees on display in the White House are live trees that will be planted after the holidays.
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