Christmas is one of the largest festivals celebrated all around the world. The day is celebrated on 25 December every year in remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ. Many countries observe a public holiday on a particular day such as in the United States, Canada, Australia, and many European countries.
Christmas trees, lights, music, gifts, and Santa Claus are the most common and important parts of the festival. The way of celebration differs in different countries. Kids eagerly wait for this festival as they get gifts from Santa Claus. That is why the festival is very special for them. However, other than the celebrations kids also want to know the facts related to this particular celebration. So, let us know these facts about the celebration of Christmas day in these Christmas facts for Kids.
Christmas Facts for Kids
1. Christmas Day is an annual festival celebrated on 25 December.
2. Although the Christians celebrate the day in remembrance of the Birth of Jesus Christ, the date is not mentioned in Bible.
3. Prince Albert of Germany introduced the Christmas tree.
4. The idea of Santa Claus came from St. Nicholas.
5. The tallest Christmas tree ever displayed was in Seattle, Washington.
6. The height of the tree was 221 feet.
7. The Candy Cane originated from Germany.
8. It shaped like J in the name of Jesus.
9. The red stripe in the Candy Cane depicts the blood of Jesus.
10. The busiest shopping days are the two days before Christmas.
11. In Japan, it is a tradition to eat KFC on Christmas day. And, you have to place the order in advance before two months.
12. Christmas trees are able to sell usually at the age of 8 to 15 years.
13. Paul McCartney sang the ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ song, which is his worst ever recorded song.
14. He earns around $400,000 yearly from this song.
15. The ‘Jingle Bell’ song was originally composed for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.
Christmas Day Facts
16. The original name of the ‘Jingle Bells’ song was ‘One Horse Open Sleigh’.
17. The song was first sung on December 15, 1965, in space.
18. In 1915, Hallmark introduced their first Christmas card.
19. Turkey is the most consumed food on Christmas in the U.K and the United States.
20. The term ‘Xmas’ is a synonym for Christmas.
21. In Dutch Santa Claus was known as Sinterklaas.
22. The original color of Santa Claus’s dress was green, purple, or blue.
23. The Coca-Cola brand decided to dress up Santa as red to match their brand’s color.
24. Rudolph is a red-nosed reindeer, who help Santa to pull his sled on Christmas Eve.
25. There are eight other reindeers as well who helps him.
26. The Christmas wreath represents the crown of thorns that Jesus wore.
27. Americans purchase around 1.6 billion Christmas cards every year.
28. Franklin Pierce was the first president who put up a White House Christmas tree.
29. The biggest display of Christmas lights ever was in Australia.
30. Oregon, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, Michigan, and Wisconsin are the top Christmas tree-producing countries.
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