Christmas factoids

Hi Brit,

I’ve been doing a little research of my own.

1)  Santa’s reindeer are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.

2)  The first reference to Christmas trees in print appeared in Germany in 1531.

3)  All of our States have declared Christmas an official holiday.  The first to do so was Alabama, in 1836, the last was Oklahoma, in 1907.

4)  Just in the US, we’ll send over 3,000,000,000 Christmas cards this year.

5)  The White House first had a Christmas tree in 1856.  The President at that time was Franklin Pierce.

the Grit

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