Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

All the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" would equal 364 gifts.

Christmas trees were first used in the 1500s in Germany.

The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.

Eggnog first became popular in England where it was considered a drink for the upper class.

"Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving and then became one of the most popular Christmas songs. 

In Poland, spiders or spider webs are common Christmas trees decorations because according to legend, a spider wove a blanket for Baby Jesus. In fact, Polish people consider spiders to be symbols of goodness and prosperity at Christmas.

The words and lyrics of the old Christmas carol 'Joy to the World' were written in 1719 by Isaac Watts (1674-1748). 'Joy to the World' is a popular Christmas carol which is based on Psalm 98 in the Bible.

The word 'Christmas' is Old English, a contraction of Christ's Mass. So why not put up a picture of a Catholic Christ's Mass ...

That is all for today. 
Merry Christmas!!!

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