By Paul Andrews
This ebook is a brief learn on Christmas evidence you did no longer understand! What are the names of Santa's Reindeers? have you learnt who made the 1st Christmas playing cards? discover those proof and extra during this speedy learn truth publication!
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Father Christmas, or Santa, is known by different names all around the world - Kriss Kringle in Germany, Le Befana in Italy, Pere Noel in France and Deushka Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia. Father Christmas, or Santa Claus as he is known, comes from a Dutch folk tale based on Saint Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, who gave gifts on December 6. This has grown into what we know now as Father Christmas. From the song the gifts from the Twelve days of Christmas are – A partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three French hens, four calling birds, five gold rings, six geese a laying, seven swans a swimming, eight maids a milking, nine ladies dancing, ten lords a leaping, eleven pipers piping, and twelve drummers drumming.
It is thought that the most expensive Christmas tree to date, was decorated in the United Arab Emirates in 2010 at an estimated cost of over $11 million. Americans buy 25-30 million real trees, and 8-12 million artificial trees to decorate each year, in the USA. The word ‘mistletoe’ literally translated means ‘Dung Twig’. The carol ‘Joy to the world’ is about Jesus’ return to the earth, not his birth. Jingle Bells was the first carol to be sung in space by a human. 6bn going on food and drink alone.
All these gifts add up to 364 gifts, one for every day of the year leading up to Christmas !