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Monday, December 23, 2019

10 super fun facts about Christmas!

Just in case you really want to impress your friends and family during Christmas dinner this year, here are some fun facts about Christmas that are simply too good not to show off.


1. Twenty eight (!!!) sets of Lego are sold every second during the Christmas season.

2. The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism, and the creators of Rudolph didn't want him to look like a drunkard 🍺

3. Besides Rudolph, of course there's also Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. Most of these are male-sounding names, but male reindeer shed their antlers during winter. So it's very likely that the reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh are either female, or castrated ✂️

4. Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.

5. Nova Scotia in Canada is the world's leading exporter of Christmas trees.

6. The Statue of Liberty in New York City was gifted to the US by France, on Christmas Day in 1886. As it weighs 225 tons (225.000 kg), you could consider it the biggest Christmas gift in the world.

7. The Germans are believed to have been the first to decorate their Christmas trees in the 16th century 🎄

8. The last Friday and Saturday before Christmas, are considered the busiest shopping days worldwide.

9. It's actually very popular in Japan to eat Christmas dinner at KFC. Customers have to make reservations to eat their festive bucket of chicken two months in advance.

10. In Hawaii, Santa's name is Kanakaloka🎅🏼

What's your favourite Christmas movie?


  1. Well, I did go shopping on Friday! How will you be celebrating Christmas in Hong Kong, far away from your family?

    1. Oooh, did you get me a present? Is it pink?

      Marlon and I will exchange gifts, go to church, and probably take the MTR around HK to check out some cool Christmas decorations! :) Then when we go home we'll eat a nice meal and some yummy treats! My parents and my grandma want to Skype us, so we'll also talk with them, and that will probably be it!

  2. Te point 2 make me laught :D but i definitely agree with point 8 :D

  3. Very informative!!
    Happy Monday.

  4. So cool facts (especially the last one^^)!
    My fav Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th street!
    Merry Xmas!

  5. Wow so many interesting facts here! But the one about Japan, who knew. I would never have guessed that.

    Allie of

  6. So true about the Friday and Saturday before Christmas. Even Sundays in the states.

  7. Our Christmas is more on the quiet side. Looking forward to attending Christmas Day worship service in church, other than that, everything as usual.

  8. I wonder if American KFCs are even open for the holiday

  9. The idea of people booking a reservation in KFC months in advance made me grin.

    I don't have a favourite Christmas movie! Happy Christmas Sharon, I hope it's a lovely time for you and your husband.

  10. Adorei saber desses fatos curiosos sobre o natal. hehe
    Aliás, feliz natal minha linda!
    Diário da Lady

  11. These are fun facts, especially the one about KFC! My favorite Christmas movie is Love Actually!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  12. Ohh my these so interesting. I hope I can remember a few so I can tell them to friends.
    My favorite movie is "The Holiday"

  13. Nice post dear, so interesting! I hope you had a great christmas days and a happy new year!! xx

    La ilusión de Nina -

  14. These facts are very interesting. Thank you so much for sharing and Happy Holidays.

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  15. That's funny about KFC. That was my first job, but thankfully they were closed on Christmas so I never had to work it.

  16. 9. in KFC? Wow, interesting news:)