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50 Quick Christmas Facts by Paul Andrews

By Paul Andrews

This e-book is a short learn on Christmas proof you did no longer understand! What are the names of Santa's Reindeers? have you learnt who made the 1st Christmas playing cards? discover those evidence and extra during this fast learn truth e-book!

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He originally imported small gifts to sell, but until he wrapped them in crackers he did not sell them. Ralph Morris invented the Christmas tree ‘string’ of lights as we know them now back in 1895. The song ‘Jingle Bells’, was originally called ‘One Horse Open Sleigh’ and was written by James Pierpont in 1857. Mince pies are now mostly vegetarian, but where originally made with beef and spices. Carols began as an old English custom called wassailing, which was a way of toasting neighbours to a long life.

The word ‘mistletoe’ literally translated means ‘Dung Twig’. The carol ‘Joy to the world’ is about Jesus’ return to the earth, not his birth. Jingle Bells was the first carol to be sung in space by a human. 6bn going on food and drink alone. Father Christmas’s reindeer are called – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blizten, and Rudolph. There have only been seven white (as in it snowed) Christmas days in England. The Christmas Turkey as we know it, was imported into France by the Jesuits.

Charles Spencer Chaplin, better known as Charlie Chaplin was born on Christmas day in 1889. The biggest selling Christmas single record (song) of all time is Bing Crosby’s recording of ‘White Christmas’. The first church building the Dutch built in New York City , in the now USA, was named in St Nicholas’ honour – hence it is called - St Nicholas Church. In the year 1834, it is believed that Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert brought the first Christmas tree to Windsor Castle for the Royal family.

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