Holiday Fun Facts:
  • "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry (1949) sold 2 million copies of the song in it's first year.
  • Two years before directing a "A Christmas Story," Bob Clark had a hit with "Porky's."
  • Christmas caroling began as an old English custom called Wassailing--wishing neighbors a long and healthy life.
  • 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.
  • In the Ukraine, if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning, it is believed to be good luck!
  • 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.
  • The Post Office expects to deliver 20 Billion pieces of mail between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.
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