Christmas facts

Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday.

Every Christmas, one million letters are addressed to Santa Claus  at his own postal code: “H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada.”

The weeks before Christmas is the most popular time for couples to break up, according to data analyzed from Facebook.

During the Christmas season, almost 28 LEGO sets are sold every second.

Norwegians pay half tax in November so everyone has more money for Christmas.

In Catalonia (Spain), a smiley-faced piece of wood called “Shitting Log” poops out the presents in Christmas.

Christmas ham, originally a pagan tradition, was endorsed by the Catholic Church as a test of truthful conversion from Judaism.

In some European countries, children are given gifts on December 6 rather than in Christmas Day.

About 200 Christmas trees catch fire every year in the U.S.

In Japan, KFC is a typical feast of Christmas Eve.

New Zealand bans all advertising on TV on Christmas, Easter, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.

British people say “Happy Christmas” because in the 19th century the word “merry” also meant “intoxicated” so they wanted to separate it from public insobriety.

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