Holiday Fun Facts:
  • The2009 Gingerbread White House is 56 x 29 inches and made with 250 lbs of chocolate and 140 lbs of gingerbread.
  • "Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion.
  • Christmas cookies for Santa began during the Great Depression to inspire children to share with others in hard times.
  • Edward H. Johnson created 80 red, white, and blue electrical light bulbs in 1882.
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.
  • In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.
  • The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has more than 25,000 lights but no other ornaments except for the star on top.
  • In Mexico, wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve is said to bring new love in the upcoming year.
  • The U.S. is home to approximately 3,000 greeting card publishers.
  • Approximately 33% of the holiday cards purchased each year contain a religious message.
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