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Old 07-22-2010, 03:14 AM
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holly Christmas History, Trivia And Fun Facts

I thought since we are getting nearer and nearer to CHRISTMAS !!!! It might be fun to come up with some history, trivia or whatever fun facts we can find about it !!

I will go first:


Santa's 9th reindeer was first named Rollo, then Reginald, then of course, Rudolph.

Let's SEE What Fun Facts, History Or Trivia Everyone Knows !!


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Before settling on the name of Tiny Tim for his character in "A Christmas Carol," three other alliterative names were considered by Charles Dickens. They were Little Larry, Puny Pete, and Small Sam.
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In the Rankin/Bass Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer TV Special, it's never stated why the little girl dolly is a misfit toy... but, in later years, the producers all agreed it was because she had "emotional problems"... which is why she's crying all the time...
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The song Jingle Bells was written in 1857 for a Sunday School in Boston for Thanksgiving. But, it just became so popular that it went on to be big at singing at Christmas time.
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Why do we use holly? Holly is evergreen and has been revered as sacred for ages. The thorns also symbolize Christ's crown of thorns. The Romans and other ancients thought it could ward off evil spirits.
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I thought since we are getting nearer and nearer to CHRISTMAS !!!! It might be fun to come up with some history, trivia or whatever fun facts we can find about it !!
Since the 1970’s, the Kennedy Space Center has made their shuttle landing facility available for emergency landing by Santa Claus should problems develop during his annual visit to children around the world!
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Since the 1970’s, the Kennedy Space Center has made their shuttle landing facility available for emergency landing by Santa Claus should problems develop during his annual visit to children around the world!
I've done the same thing with my yard.
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