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Paul McCartney earns nearly half a million dollars every year from his Christmas song, “Wonderful Christmastime,” which many critics regard as his worst song ever.
The box of Barnum’s Animal Crackers was designed so it could be hung on a Christmas tree.
Some zoos accept donated Christmas trees as food for their animals.
The most popular Christmas song ever is We Wish You a Merry Christmas. The song can be traced back to England, but its author and composer remains unknown.
Santa Claus delivering presents comes from Holland’s celebration of St. Nicholas’ feast day on December 6. Children would leave shoes out the night before and, in the morning, would find little gifts that St. Nicholas would leave them.
In 1836 Alabama became the first state in the US to declare Christmas a legal holiday.
Oklahoma became the last state to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1907.
The Candy Cane is one of the most familiar symbols of Christmas. It dates back to 1670 in Europe but didn’t appear in the U.S. until the 1800s. The treat we see today, where the shape is Jesus’s hook to shepherd his lambs and the color and stripes hold significance for purity and Christ’s sacrifice, became common in the mid 1900s.
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