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fun christmas facts

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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Will and Guy's Top Ten Funny Christmas Trivia

  1. "Wassail" comes from the Old Norse "ves heill" - to be of good health. This evolved into the tradition of visiting neighbours on Christmas Eve and drinking to their health.Funny Christmas Trivia
  2. A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.
  3. According to a 1995 survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs get Christmas gifts from their doting owners.
  4. During the ancient 12-day Christmas celebration, the log burned was called the "Yule log". Sometimes a piece of the Yule log would be kept to kindle the fire the following winter, to ensure that the good luck carried on from year to year. The Yule log custom was handed down from the Druids.
  5. During the Christmas buying season, Visa cards alone are used an average of 5,340 times every minute in the United States.
  6. After "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote several other Christmas stories, one each year, but none was as successful as the original.
  7. Although many believe the Friday after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year, it is not. It is the fifth to tenth busiest day. The Friday and Saturday before Christmas are the two busiest shopping days of the year.
  8. Charles Dickens' initial choice for Scrooge's statement "Bah Humbug" was "Bah Christmas."
  9. Christmas trees are edible. Many parts of pines, spruces, and firs can be eaten. The needles are a good source of vitamin C. Pine nuts, or pine cones, are also a good source of nutrition.
  10. In Britain, the Holy Days and Fasting Days Act of 1551, which has not yet been repealed, states that every citizen must attend a Christian church service on Christmas Day, and must not use any kind of vehicle to get to the service.

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by Gold Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 5:37 PM


Quoting melissaoliver79:

Will and Guy's Top Ten Funny Christmas Trivia

  1. "Wassail" comes from the Old Norse "ves heill" - to be of good health. This evolved into the tradition of visiting neighbours on Christmas Eve and drinking to their health.Funny Christmas Trivia
  2. A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.
  3. According to a 1995 survey, 7 out of 10 British dogs get Christmas gifts from their doting owners.
  4. During the ancient 12-day Christmas celebration, the log burned was called the "Yule log". Sometimes a piece of the Yule log would be kept to kindle the fire the following winter, to ensure that the good luck carried on from year to year. The Yule log custom was handed down from the Druids.
  5. During the Christmas buying season, Visa cards alone are used an average of 5,340 times every minute in the United States.
  6. After "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote several other Christmas stories, one each year, but none was as successful as the original.
  7. Although many believe the Friday after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year, it is not. It is the fifth to tenth busiest day. The Friday and Saturday before Christmas are the two busiest shopping days of the year.
  8. Charles Dickens' initial choice for Scrooge's statement "Bah Humbug" was "Bah Christmas."
  9. Christmas trees are edible. Many parts of pines, spruces, and firs can be eaten. The needles are a good source of vitamin C. Pine nuts, or pine cones, are also a good source of nutrition.
  10. In Britain, the Holy Days and Fasting Days Act of 1551, which has not yet been repealed, states that every citizen must attend a Christian church service on Christmas Day, and must not use any kind of vehicle to get to the service.

hmm thats a weird one... so they have to walk no matter how far away from the church they are? lol...i wonder if they still follow that law.. and if not, do they get in trouble for not going?

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