A Little Christmas Trivia

Christmas is a time of fun and festivity. Over the many many years, there has been a lot of folklore and legend passed day through the decades. Here are a few interesting facts for you to share with your friends on Christmas Eve when you are knocking back the Eggnog and rum.

Question

So where did the original poinsettia come from?
Was it one of the ancient flowers found in Bethlehem that miraculously bloomed on the night Jesus was born and that’s why it was called the Flower of the Holy Night?

Answer:

Well, actually it originates from Mexico, and they have dubbed it the Flower of the Holy Night. So did it bloom on Christmas Eve? I guess there isn’t anyone around to authenticate that one.

Question

Was it ever possible that you could get into big trouble for even hanging a simple ornament on a Christmas tree, or singing a bit of a Christmas tune? Nobody would be that miserable would they?

Answer

Actually yes, there were some governing bodies that could be that cruel. As recent as the 1840’s you could end up with a hefty fine for either of these acts. Now we know where the concept of Scrooge came about.

Question

So do you think there is big money in Christmas Trees? One wouldn’t think so when it only comes once a year, and it takes years to grow the little gems, but read this!

Answer

30-35 million of these trees are sold in the good old USA every year. When one tree is cut, at least 1-3 seeds are replanted in the spring. It takes about 7 years to grow an average Christmas tree. Every acre of Christmas trees provides enough oxygen for 18 people. There are 21,000 Christmas tree growers throughout the States. Bet you didn’t know all this did you!

Question

Most of us know that Santa’s reindeer got their name from the book “A visit from St. Nicolas”, except there is no mention of Rudolph. So where does he fit into this picture?

Answer

Actually, he became part of the old boy’s team when the song Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer was written.

Question

Speaking about the old Jolly fellow just how physically fit is he? I mean just what does it take to deliver all those presents around the world?

Answer

According the US geniuses Old Saint Nick would have to pit stop at 822 homes a second traveling at a speed of 650 miles per second. Gosh, you have to admit the old boy must be in pretty good shape.

Well if you enjoyed this off the wall stuff about Christmas then you just have to check out about some really weird Insurance facts.

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