Here’s something that you might not know about Christmas:
1. The estimated number of Christmas trees cut down each year is between 33 million and 36 million. However, in the United States, 2 to 3 seeds are planted for every Christmas tree chopped.
2. There are a total of 364 gifts if adding up all the presents in the Twelve Days of Christmas.
3. Ever heard of the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? Well, Norwegian scientists said that the red nose can possibly caused by the parasitic infection in reindeer’s respiratory system (Highfield, 1998).
5. It usually takes about 15 years before a tree to grow to a size big enough as the common Christmas trees we see today.
6. Spiders or spider webs are two of the common Christmas tree decorations in Poland. Polish consider spider as a symbol of prosperity and good things at Christmas (Gulevich, 2000).
8. The song “Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas in 1857.
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Highfield, Roger. 1998. The Physics of Christmas: From the Aerodynamics of Reindeer to the Thermodynamics of Turkey. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.
Guinness Book of World Records. 2008. New York, NY: Bantam Dell.
Gulevich, Tanya. 2000. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc.