Christmas

10 Highly Unusual Facts About Christmas

Give your friends the gift of knowledge this Christmas by telling them about these top ten highly unusual and amusing Christmas facts. If the video at the bottom doesn’t load for what ever reason, the facts are written below! Over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their furry friends this Christmas, spending […]

Fifteen Festive Father Christmas Facts

Father Christmas, the fat man in the red suit, but has it always been like this? Check out these top 15 festive facts about Santa Claus. Father Christmas is a figure associated with Christmas-time. One of the most common names for him today is Santa Claus. He has had various names all over the globe, […]

Why Do We Eat Turkey on Christmas Day?

Christmas is full of old traditions, like eating turkey on Christmas day, sending out Christmas cards, hanging tinsel around the house, but why do we do it and how did it originate? Here’s the facts. Turkeys were first bought into Britain in 1526, before this time, for Christmas meals people used to eat geese, boars’ […]

Festive Facts About the Christmas Pudding

The Christmas Pudding is a traditional dessert eaten during the holidays. It became a family tradition when it was declared by Prince Albert in the Victoria Era. A traditional Christmas Pudding was handmade – by chopping and mixing the ingredients, before boiling and steaming. The first hand written recipe dates back to the Middle Ages, […]

15 Cool Candy Cane Facts

Who doesn’t love the red and white striped peppermint-flavored candy sticks? They are mainly associated with Christmas, and can be used for a tasty treat or a traditional Christmas tree decoration. If you love this Christmas candy, or just want to learn more, check out these 15 cool facts about candy canes. National Candy Cane […]

11 Fast Facts About Boxing Day

Boxing Day traditionally lands on 26th December each year. But what other names do we have for the day after Christmas? Check out the top facts about Boxing Day here! Boxing Day is celebrated all over the world, just to name a few countries that celebrate this day are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Greenland, Hong […]

Christmas Tree Facts and Statistics InfoGraphic

Christmas trees are a staple of the winter holidays! Even though we have one picture in our minds when we think of Christmas trees, there are actually different types. It may not even cross your mind when you’re trying to pick out the perfect tree for your living room!  Tree popularity varies as  well depending […]

Facts About Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells is one of the most well-known Christmas carols in the world. Originally wrote in the autumn of 1857 by James Lord Pierpont, and was published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh”. James composed this song in 1850 at Medford, in Massachusetts. The lyrics today have changed ever so slightly from the original […]

12 Crazy Coca-Cola Facts

Coca-Cola is much more than just a drink, it’s a name that is instantly recognized world-wide. Check out these 12 crazy facts about Coca-Cola! It used to contain cocaine up until 1905, when it was removed due to public concern. It was originally made to cure hangovers and headaches. In Chinese, the name Coca-Cola means […]

Cool Facts About Snowflakes

Snowflakes and snow crystals are basically the same, a crystal is one tiny bit of ice, snowflakes are many snow crystals stuck together. Many of us love to see the first piece of snow in the winter, although wish it would only stop at the one snowflake. Check out the facts about snowflakes below! Snowflakes […]

The History Of Advent Calendars

Advent is the start of the Christmas season in Britain, it begins four Sundays before Christmas. Advent calendars are a countdown to Christmas Day, they start on the 1st December The windows of the calendar are opened every day leading up to Christmas where you can see a pretty picture or find some chocolate inside. […]

Why Do We Send Christmas Cards?

Sending Christmas cards started in England in 1843. Before this time, people used to send private notes wishing Merry Christmas, this was also done for births and to wish a happy new year. Sir Henry Cole was a busy man and did not have the time to write personal messages for Christmas in 1843, although […]