Top 10 Facts Probably you Don't Know About Christmas

TOP 10 FACTS PROBABLY YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS


#1
 December 25 isn’t actually Jesus’ birthday.
 In fact, the Bible doesn’t even indicate the time of the year that Jesus was born. It wasn’t until the fourth century that the Church finally decided upon a Dec. 25 Christmas. In the 4th century, when the Catholic Church decided to recognize Jesus' birth as an official holiday, Pope Julius I chose December 25 for the Feast of the Nativity

#2
 People have been using “Xmas” since the 1500s
 To people who think saying “Xmas” is taking the “Christ” out of “Christmas,” that just isn’t so. In Greek, “X,” or Chi, is the first letter of Christ’s  name. Christ is still in Xmas.

#3
 The First Person to Decorate a Christmas Tree was Martin Luther.
 the most credible and accurate story credits the founder of Protestantism, Martin Luther, as the first person ever to decorate a Christmas tree.He placed  many small candles on the branches of the tree, and from there, the idea of a Christmas tree was born.
 Franklin Pierce was the first president to place a Christmas tree in the White House.

#4
 The world’s largest Christmas tree was a Douglas Fir standing 221 feet tall! It was displayed at the Northgate Mall right here in Seattle in 1950.

#5
 The First Song Ever Composed and Recorded in Space was about Christmas
Chris Hadfield is a decorated astronaut, known for being the first Canadian in history to spacewalk. He’s also famous for composing and recording the first-ever song in space. “Jewel in the Night,” his musical best wishes to family, friends, and Mother Earth was backed by an acoustic guitar and uploaded to YouTube on Christmas Eve 2012.

#6
Christmas Has Set Several Musical Records
Bing Crosby didn’t have such issues. His version of “White Christmas” is the highest-selling single of all time, with more than 50 million copies sold worldwide.

#7
A spider web found on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck in The Ukraine.

#8
 Jingle Bells Originally Had a Different Title and Wasn’t a Christmas Song
 “Jingle Bells” wasn’t even the original title of the song! The original title was the cheeky “One Horse Open Sleigh,” and it was written for a school celebration regarding Thanksgiving. Slowly but surely the lyrics changed, as did the title, and now you can hear it every Christmas.

#9
According to Facebook, It’s Cool to Break Up with Your Partner For Christmas
According to a study on Facebook, two weeks before Christmas is one of the most popular times of year for people to break up. While nobody’s completely sure why, we’re guessing the fact that suddenly-single people have one less present to shop for might be at least one of the reasons.

#10
The world’s biggest Christmas gift is the Statue of Liberty! Given to the US by the French in 1886, it weighs over 225 tons. It’s always stood as a symbol of freedom, but who’d have thought of it as an actual gift?
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