Fun Facts about Christmas

The phrase, Happy Holidays, has been used in the United States since at least the mid-1800s. Holiday, which dates back before the year 950, stems from the Old English word h? Ligdaeg, meaning “holy day.” Happy Holidays is often seen as the most inclusive alternative to saying Merry Christmas.

The original title for “The Little Drummer Boy” was Carol of the Drum

Jingle Bells was the first song ever broadcast from space

Do you know why candy canes are red and white in color?
The white of the cane allegedly represents the purity of Jesus Christ. The red stripes,
On the other hand, are the blood he shed when he died on the cross.

Eggnog, a Christmas drink, originated in England.

An old word for Christmas is yuletide.
The first records of the word yuletide come from the 1400s.
The word yule is older, first recorded before 900. It comes from Old English geol, meaning “Christmas day” or “Christmastide” (a word for the period from Christmas Eve to related feast days in early January).

People in Australia celebrate Christmas by gathering on the beach

The first Christmas Card was sent in 1843 by John Horsley, an English academic painter, illustrator, and designer.

Christmas spirit is how someone acts who loves Christmas and shows it by being kind to others. Also, it is the spirit of wanting to give and help people in need. People who have Christmas spirit are cheerful and happy about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.