Do you know some facts about Christmas?

Although Christmas is all about traditions, there are plenty of very interesting and sometimes odd things about this holiday.   Did you know that the song Jingle Bells was originally made for Thanksgiving?  Or  That the most popular time for couples to break up is just two weeks before Christmas?

“Jingle Bells” was written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas. The song was written in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh”. It was supposed to be played in the composer’s Sunday school class during Thanksgiving as a way to commemorate the famed Medford sleigh races. “Jingle Bells” was also the first song to be broadcast from space.

According to data analyzed from Facebook posts and statuses, couples are more likely to end their relationship two weeks before Christmas and two weeks after Valentine’s day, during the spring break. Christmas Day, however, is the least favorite day for breakups.

So maybe it’s not such a bad idea to buy your “honey” their Christmas gift on Christmas Eve….. just in case a breakup is brewing.

Do you like the minty flavored candy canes?  Do you know what the meaning of the a candy cane at Christmas time is?

Candy Canes are a cane shaped candy because it symbolizes the shepherds that visited Jesus.

Did you know that “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is the most popular Christmas song?

During a short period of time in the 17th century Christmas was banned in Britain.

Can you name the many names of Santa Claus?  Kris Kringle, St. Nicholas, Grandfather Frost, Father Christmas.

Don’t forget to share these fun facts with your friends, family and children.  I bet some of them will surprise them all.  Happy Holidays!