The Christmas season is the time of year that evokes warmth and big smiles as you spend the holiday surrounded by family and friends. There’s good cheer, good food, and (hopefully) good gifts! But did you know that there are 13 Santas in Iceland, each leaving a gift for children, some with names like Spoon Licker, Door Sniffer and Meat Hook.? Probably not! So that we can be a part of that happy feeling, we bring you some crazy, interesting, and mostly funny facts all about Christmas!
December 24, 2012
Funny, Bra-mazing Christmas Tidbits
Most parts of your Christmas tree can actually be eaten (the needles being a good source of Vitamin C). Hopefully you won’t have to resort to any such measures this year.
Kissing under the mistletoe is thought to originate from Frigga, the Norse goddess of love, who was associated with the mistletoe plant.
Christmas Eve in Japan is a good day to eat fried chicken and strawberry shortcake. KFC will thank you for following this Japanese tradition.
According to a 1995 survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs get Christmas gifts from their doting owners (you lucky dog, you)!
On average, it takes five trips to the mall to complete all holiday shopping. (Save yourself the risk of being trampled!)
Traditionally, giving a lump of coal in the stockings of naughty children comes from Italy.
During the holiday season, more than 1.76 billion candy canes will be made. How many candy canes have you eaten so far?
According to pre-employ.com, 7% of mall Santa applicants were found to have criminal backgrounds (YIKES!).
Percentage of Americans who believe Santa in the off-season drives a sports car: 4%, and an SUV: 25%.
The highest earning model this year was Victoria’s Secret’s Gisele Bundchen with earnings estimated at $45 million.