Here’s an extra bit of trivia for Christmas:
All letters addressed to Santa in the United States go to Santa Claus, Indiana
There is a village in Peru where people settle the previous year’s grudges by fist fighting. They then start the new year off on a clean slate
Some zoos accept donated Christmas trees as food for their animals
Paul McCartney earns nearly half a million dollars every year from his Christmas song, Wonderful Christmastime, which many critics regards as his worst song ever.
We frequently abbreviate Christmas as X-mas because of ancient tradition. X is the Greek letter “chi” which is an abbreviation for the word “Christ” in Greek
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was actually conceived by a department store, Montgomery Ward, as a marketing gimmick to get kids to buy holiday coloring books.
The highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Jim Carrey version.
The box of Barnum’s Animal Crackers was designed so it could be hung on a Christmas tree.