9 things you don’t need to know

9 things you don’t need to know

By Clarissa Olson Posted: December 20, 2019

“Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.

In the Netherlands, Sinterklaas, or Santa Claus, is from Spain, not the North Pole.

Some Japanese people celebrate Christmas by eating at KFC.

The “X” in xmas comes from the Greek letter “x” (pronounced “chi”), which translates to christ or christo.

Eggnog was first created by the settlers of Jamestown in 1607.

Tinsel, one of the Holiday season’s cheapest decorations, used to be made of real silver.

Some zoos accept recycled Christmas trees to use as food for the animals.

The traditional colors of Christmas–red, green and gold– stand for the blood of Christ, life and rebirth, and royalty and wealth.

Black Friday is not the busiest shopping day of the year. That credit goes to the Friday and Saturday before Christmas.

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