Christmas Fun-Facts

December 22, 2017

So you think you know everything about Christmas?  Here are some fun facts I bet you didn’t know.  Japanese people traditionally eat at KFC for Christmas dinner, because of a successful marketing campaign 40 years ago.  KFC is so popular that customers must place their Christmas orders two months in advance.  Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S. annually.  An artificial Christmas tree would have to be reused for more than twenty years to be “greener” than buying a fresh-cut tree annually.


The US playing card company ‘Bicycle’ had manufactured a playing card in WW2 which would reveal an escape route for POWs when soaked. These cards were Christmas presents for all POWs in Germany. The Nazis were none the wiser!  Nearly all of the most popular Christmas songs including ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Chestnuts roasting…’, and ‘I’m Dreaming of a white Christmas’ were written by Jewish people.


Many of the perpetually open Denny’s restaurants were built without locks, which was problematic when they decided to close down for Christmas for the first time in 1988.  A large part of Sweden's population watches Donald Duck cartoons every Christmas Eve since 1960. During Christmas in Newfoundland people called Mummers dress up in crude disguises and go from house to house dancing and playing music while the hosts try to identify them.  Merry Christmas. 























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