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Little Known Facts


Last updated 12/26/2017 at 3:04pm

If you need a conversation starter this holiday season here are a few Christmas facts you may not know.

1. Christmas supposedly marks the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. But there is no mention of December 25 in the Bible and most historians believe he was born in the spring.

2. These evergreen branches became the foundation of our Christmas tree. It is thought that Germans are the first to bring "Christmas trees" into their homes at the holidays and decorate them with cookies and lights.

3. Santa Claus comes from St. Nicholas, a Christian bishop living in (what is now Turkey) in the...

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