Interesting Christmas Facts Fun Things about Xmas You Didn't Know

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Dec. 09, 2013

1. Santa is actually based on St. Nikolas of Myra. He's the patron saint of banking, sailing, orphans, royalty, and also pirating, butchery, thievery, and New York City!
2. Suicide rates are actually quite low on Christmas, contrary to popular belief. They're actually very high in the spring time.
3. Rudolph the Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman were originally advertising gimmicks? Robert L. may created Rudolph in 1939 to get shoppers into the Montgomery department store and Frosty was used for several alcohol ads.
4. The bible has no indication for the birth date of Jesus, instead December 25th was declared by Pope Julius in 350 AD as the date to celebrate the birth of Christ.
5. The same author, who made the Headless Horseman, also gave Santa the ability to fly. In his short stories, The sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Washington Irving describes St. Nicholas flying in the sky in a weightless wagon.
6. It's Celtic and Teutonic legend that Mistletoe is magical. It's believed that mistletoe brings good luck, wards off evil spirits, increases fertility, and can even heal injuries.
7. The US postal service has been answering children's letters to Santa for 100 years? In 1912, the postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized the postal service to do this.
8. Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" is the best-selling song of all time.