1.”Jingle Bells” was originally supposed to be a thanksgiving song.
- Christmas is an annual Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Years after his death, the 25th day of December was chosen by the Roman Catholic Church to mark his birthday. And this Christian holiday is celebrated by Christians around the world.
- The origin or use of Christmas trees goes back to the ancient Egyptians and Romans. They used evergreen trees like deodar and pine trees, wreaths and garlands. And the use of modern Christmas trees began in Germany in the 16th century. Instead of the flashy decorations we see them today, they were decorated with fruits and nuts. The word ‘Xmas’ was used in the 16th century. The ‘X’ in the word Christmas comes from the ancient Greek language. In Greek, Christ begins with the letter X. Therefore, the meaning of Christmas is Christmas.
- For children, Christmas is all about receiving presents from Santa Claus. But how did Santa Claus come into existence? The character of Santa Claus is based on Saint Nicholas. According to one legend, Saint Nicholas was a Christian bishop who provided for the poor and needy. He also loved children and gave them gifts in secret. As his story spread, he came to be called Sinterklaas in Dutch, which later became Santa Claus. We bet, you didn’t even know this fact.
- Santa Claus initially wore clothes that were green, purple or blue. For many years, this was common theme for the jolly old man at the North Pole. However, Coca-Cola decided to dress them in colors that match their brand and that has stuck. So this is the reason why she is always in red clothes.
- You and your kids probably know Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer who pulls Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. But do you know other reindeer? It would be impossible for Rudolph to pull Santa’s sled alone, don’t you think? It’s brimming with gifts for every cool kid in the world, and Rudolph can’t pull it all off alone. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, is actually Santa’s ninth reindeer. And there are eight other deer who help him. These eight deer are Cupid, Dancer, Vixen, Dunder, Dhumketu, Dashir, Upma and Prakshepa.
- When Jesus was born, a bright star shone in the sky. The three kings followed this star and made the long journey to the birthplace of Jesus. They bore with them gifts of gold, frankincense (an aromatic resin used in perfumes and perfumes), and oil.
- The Christmas wreath is representative of the crown of thorns that Jesus wore. Eventually, the colors of Christmas – red, green and gold – were added. Red is said to represent the blood of Jesus, green is said to symbolize life, and gold is said to stand for royalty and light. And the evergreen leaves used to make Christmas wreaths symbolize the continuity of life and nature even in the darkest days of winter.
- Have you ever wondered why people sing carols from door to door? This tradition is based on the English customs, which was a tradition to pray for one’s good health and fortune. St. Francis of Assisi adopted this tradition and transformed it into the modern form of caroling.
- Santa brings presents for the children who have been good all year. But did you know that Santa also receives presents? Who gives presents to Santa? This is us! Yes, even you can deliver presents to Santa! And no, the jolly old man doesn’t want traditional presents, but he is a little partial to cookies and milk to keep him satisfied during his travels around the world. So this Christmas, ask your kids to help you while you make cookies for them and for Santa. Santa will love eating cookies made with love.
- One of the best parts about Christmas is the Christmas cake, and we all love to eat it. But does your child know which cakes are consumed during Christmas? This Plum Cake! The cakes we get to eat during the Christmas holidays are known as plum cakes, but in reality, there are no plums in the cake! In medieval times, raisins were known as plums and the ingredients were stirred in an east to west direction, similar to the journey of the three wise men.
- One of the reasons why Santa runs marathons on the day and delivers presents to children all over the world is because of the help of the elves. The spirit of Christmas is because of these jovial workers and their commitment to the children of the world.
- Mistletoe is considered a symbol of love, laughter and compassion. And the tradition of a kiss under the mistletoe is considered a way of asking for the blessings of the spirits of Christmas through the mistletoe. 15.The tradition of nailing Christmas stockings up a chimney came about to give Santa a place to stuff candies and presents for the bright and jolly children of the world. It also serves as an endless supply of socks for Santa.
- The first batch of eggnog in America was prepared in 1607 at the Jamestown settlement of Captain John Smith, and the name eggnog comes from the word “grog”, which refers to any drink made with rum.
- No Christmas is complete if you and your kids don’t wear adorable Christmas sweaters. But do you know that in a large part of the world there are competitions like ‘Best Christmas Sweater Contest’. When babies wear cute Christmas sweaters, they look adorable and they create beautiful memories to cherish forever.
- Did you know that Santa doesn’t ignore kids who have been bad all year? He puts pieces of coal in the child’s stocking instead of gifts! This tradition started in Italy. Yet another important reason for children to be good through the year and do as many good things as they can.
- One of the funniest Christmas rituals is the exchange of Christmas cards. You can ask your child to make his own cards with embellishments of his choice. By giving Christmas cards, they can convey their feelings to the person they love and wish them all the best.
- Alabama was the first state in the US to recognize Christmas as a holiday in the year 1836. Oklahoma recognized Christmas as a holiday in the year 1907.
- Have you or your children ever wondered why the Christmas holiday is known as the ’12 Days of Christmas’? Legend has it that it took twelve days for the three kings to travel to the birthplace of the baby Jesus, hence the Christmas holiday known as the Twelve Days of Christmas.
- The traditional Christmas meal in England before turkey became the obvious choice of food for the holiday was a pig’s head covered with mustard.
23.Santa Claus comes from St. Nicholas, a Christian bishop living in Turkey in the 4th century (what is now) A.D. St. Nicholas inherited great wealth and was known to give it away to help the needy. used to go. When he became a saint, he became the protector of children.
- After his death, the legend of St. Nicholas spread. In Dutch, the name Saint Nick became Sint-Nicolaas, or Sinter Klaas for short. Which is only a hop, skip and a jump to Santa Claus.
- One reason for leaving out milk and cookies for Santa is because Dutch children left out food and drink for St. Nicholas on his feast day.
- Although Santa Claus is dressed in blue and white and green, his traditional red suit came from a 1930s advertisement for Coca-Cola. 27.And the image of him sleeping originated in 1819 … and was dreamed up by the same author who created the Headless Horseman, Washington Irving.
- Rudolph was actually conceived by a department store, Montgomery Ward, as a marketing gimmick to get children to buy books.
- Rudolph almost never has a red nose: At the time, a red nose was a sign of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward thought he would look like an alcoholic.
- Rudolph was almost named Rollo or Reginald. Reginald the Red-Nosed Reindeer doesn’t quite have a ring to it..
- Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” holds the Guinness World Record for most charity holiday songs. In the music video, Santa Maria is played by then-husband, Tommy Mottola.
- And the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time is The Grinch Stole Christmas. The Jim Carrey version, of course.
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