10 Fun Facts about Christmas

By: India Johnson

  1. “Jingle Bells” was originally a song made for Thanksgiving but it is a well-known Christmas song.
  2. Germans made the first artificial Christmas tree out of dyed goose feathers.
  3. Christmas trees are typically grown for fifteen years before being sold.
  4. Christmas was not an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870.
  5. The United States issued the first Christmas postal stamp in 1962.
  6. Spiders are considered a symbol of good luck in Ukraine.
  7. In Arizona, there is a 30-foot tall tree made of tumbleweeds.
  8. President Teddy Roosevelt banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1901.
  9. Apples were one of the first forms of Christmas tree decorations.
  10. It is a tradition to eat KFC for Christmas in Japan.

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