Christmas Facts

Christmas Facts
  • The ideas of elves came from the modern day versions of “Nature folk” described in Pagan religions of the past.

  • It was once believed that any woman who went under mistletoe and was not kissed would not marry the coming year.

  • If counted all the gifts that were given in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” one would realize that the numbers of gifts being presented were 364 in total, thus a gift was given for each day of the year.

  • The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ.

  • A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.

  • After "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote several other Christmas stories, one each year, but none was as successful as the original.

  • The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531

  • The custom of singing Christmas carols is very old - the earliest English collection was published in 1521.

  • The tradition of Christmas lights dates back to when Christians were persecuted for saying Mass. A simple candle in the window meant that Mass would be celebrated there that night.