5 Interesting Facts About Christmas

Here is some interesting facts about Christmas

Franklin Pierce was the first president to decorate an official White House Christmas tree.

The popular Christmas song “Jingle Bell” was not originally a Christmas song. It was written and composed by James Pierpont in 1857 for Thanksgiving and was originally called “One Horse Open Sleigh”.

Can you imagine that Christmas can be made illegal? But it's true. The Puritan leader Oliver Cromwell considered feasting and revelry on a holy day as immoral, so under his leadership English parliament banned the Christmas festivities in 1647. The celebration of Christmas was considered a criminal offence. The ban was lifted after Cromwell lost power in 1660.

If you listen to the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” you will realise that total number of gifts exchanges is 364. It means gifts exchanged every day of the year.

Do you know Johnny Marks, who wrote the story “Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer” and many Christmas songs like “I heard bell on Christmas Day” “A Holly Jolly Christmas” “Rockin' around the Christmas Tree” “Jingle Jingle Jingle” “We are Santa's Elves” and many other was not a Christian, but a Jew.

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  1. Fun facts, thanks for stopping by to share your store on Oh My Heartsie Girl this weekend!!!! I love the holiday lights, I dont think we ever get to old to enjoy the sparkle!!!


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