10 Interesting Facts About Christmas

The Festive Season is almost upon us. Almost the time of the year to kick off the working shoes and spend some quality time with family and friends.

This post contains some interesting facts about Christmas.

  1. In the Ukraine, if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning, it is believed to be a bringer of good luck!
  2. The poinsettia is a traditional Christmas flower and popular holiday decoration. It is native to Mexico and known as the ‘Flower of the Holy Night’.
  3. In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, which is a figurine of a goat, made of straw.
  4. Sending red Christmas cards to anyone in Japan is regarded as bad etiquette.
  5. The ‘X’ in Xmas is actually the Greek letter “Chi” which is the first letter of the Greek spelling of Christ.
  6. Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in 1895.
  7. The Queen of England’s Christmas speech was televised for the first time in 1957.
  8. Queen Victoria introduced the Christmas Tree in 1846.
  9. The song “Jingle Bells”  was actually written for Thanksgiving but became a popular song around Christmas time.
  10. Candy canes were originally white straight sticks of sugar used as Christmas tree decorations.

If you have any other interesting facts, please comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to check out the following festive posts on the Junk Mail blog as well. You might find them interesting:

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