Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Lauscha, a Germany company, started producing glass bead garlands for Christmas Trees in the 1850s.
  • Candy canes began as straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorated the Christmas trees.
  • The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
  • 21% of US households have a real Christmas tree, 48% have an artificial tree and 32% do not have a Christmas tree.
  • In Mexico (its original birthplace), the poinsettia is known as the "Flower of the Holy Night."
  • "White Christmas" (1954), starring Bing Crosby, was the first movie to be made in Vista Vision, a deep-focus process.
  • Lauscha, a Germany company, started producing glass bead garlands for Christmas Trees in the 1850s.
  • The first person to bring a Christmas tree into a house may have been the 16th century German preacher, Martin Luther.
  • During the Christmas buying season, Visa Cards alone are used an average of 5,340 times every minute in the U.S.
  • During the Christmas buying season, Visa Cards alone are used an average of 5,340 times every minute in the U.S.
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