Holiday Fun Facts:
  • The White House will have 780 feet of garland, 27 Christmas trees, 232 wreaths and 412 poinsettias.
  • Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Noble fir, Virginia pine, Balsam fir and White pine are the most popular Christmas trees.
  • The American version of St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus originally came from the Dutch version called Sint Klaas.
  • The first official White House card was issued in the year of 1953 by President Eisenhower.
  • The National Christmas Tree Association gives a Christmas tree to the President and first family every year.
  • Christmas caroling began as an old English custom called Wassailing--wishing neighbors a long and healthy life.
  • The world's first singing Christmas commercial aired on the radio on Christmas Eve, 1926 for Wheaties cereal.
  • In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.
  • In 1610 Tinsel, made of real silver, was invented in Germany.
  • Over 1.76 billion candy canes are produced during Christmas.
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