Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Six of the trees on display in the White House are live trees that will be planted after the holidays.
  • The2009 Gingerbread White House is 56 x 29 inches and made with 250 lbs of chocolate and 140 lbs of gingerbread.
  • In New York, it's not officially Christmastime until the tree is lit at Rockefeller Center. The first tree appeared in 1931.
  • Alabama is the first state to give Christmas the status of holiday in 1836.
  • In Mexico, wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve is said to bring new love in the upcoming year.
  • The Nutcracker (Ballet) was adapted from The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by German writer E.T.A. Hoffman.
  • Six of the trees on display in the White House are live trees that will be planted after the holidays.
  • An average household in America will mail out 28 Christmas cards each year and receive 28 in return
  • In 1843, "A Christmas Carol" was written by Charles Dickens in just six weeks.
  • The poinsettia plant was brought into the United States from Mexico by Joel Poinsett in the early 1800's.
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