Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh …
Oh well, Christmas 2017 is approaching so near and almost all the people are organized to celebrate the jolly. Sundry ways there are, to celebrate the gala and in a blithe. Christmas has always been one of the most awaited jiffy the whole year, whether they be juvenile, juvenescence or centenarian. Clumps of gifts, miscellanies food, and tons of happiness with zeals are the common upshots of Christmas. But besides merrymaking, ever wondered what the real facts behind the event Christmas is ? Let’s talk about some of the facts that might flabbergast your thoughts and increase some of your knowledge regarding Christmas.
Here are the top 10 enthralling facts about Christmas being enlisted below :
1.As we all know, Christmas is ordinarily abbreviated as X-mas because of ancient tradition. In real, ‘X’ is the Greek letter “chi” which is an abbreviation for the word “Christ” in Greek. Did you know that the first Christmas was celebrated on December 25, AD 336 in Rome? And also the other name of Christmas tree is “Yule tree”.
2.Since 1947, the city of Oslo, Norway donated a Christmas tree named “The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree’ to the people of Britain. The tree is obtrusively displayed in Trafalgar Square from the beginning of December until 6 January.
3.Expending an average of $46, over half of the American pet owners buy gifts for their furry friends.
4.Based on St.Nick, Santa was a guy with pale thin figure. Santa now, is a chubby white-bearded with giant figure and was actually hired for the coca cola campaign.
5.Though the Christmas is being celebrated at December 25th, it is believed by the many historians that the birthdate of Jesus was actually in the spring. But the exact date has not been found yet.
6.For Santa to travel all the house of the kids, Santa would have to travel 3000 times the speed of sound, visiting over 800 homes per second.
7.During the World War I, in 1914, there was a Christmas armistice in the trenches between the British and the Germans. They also exchanged gifts and played football together, and embellished their shelters.
8.It becomes an far-fetched facts if you don’t try the things on your own in an innovative way. During the Christmas season, in 2010, the Colombian government decorated jungle trees with lights which had the provision to lit up when someone passes by and the banners would appeared asking them to surrender their arms. The campaign inveigled 331 guerrillas to re-enter society and also won an award for this strategic marketing excellence.
9.Christmas Song has been famous in between all the festival followers. Paul McCartney’s Christmas song is widely reckoned as the worst song of all he ever recorded. Despite of this heart-wrecking fact, Paul yet earns $400,000 a year off of it.
10.“Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in massachusetts, America. It was, however written for thanksgiving and not Christmas. The song was first sung by astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra in space, on December 16, 1965.