PEKIN, Ill. – Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you’re enjoying this day with friends, family, and lots of food. It’s the most wonderful time of the year because we get to celebrate with delicious cookies, decorated trees, and festive music. But do we know where many of these holiday traditions come from? Take a look at our 15 interesting facts about Christmas to learn all about the celebration of this holiday.
15 Interesting Facts About Christmas:
- Alabama was the first state in the U.S that recognized Christmas in 1836, while Oklahoma was the last in 1907.
- In 1962, the very first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the U.S.
- Edward Johnson invented Christmas lights in 1882.
- Santa’s traditional red suit came from a 1930s advertisement by Coca Cola.
- “Silent Night” is the most recorded song ever, with over 730 different versions copyrighted since 1978.
- “White Christmas,” which was released in 1942, is the best selling Christmas song.
- Each year over 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in just the U.S.
- Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of total retail sales in the U.S.
- The tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221ft Douglas fir that was displayed in Seattle, Washington at the Northgate Shopping Center in 1950.
- Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S since 1850.
- Trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold for Christmas.
- About 30–35 million real Christmas tress are sold each year in the U.S.
- The highest-grossing Christmas movie is How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the Jim Carrey version).
- Due to international time zones, Santa actually has 31 hours to deliver presents around the world.
- Santa travels 4,796,250 mph to deliver toys to all the kids around the world.
We hope you and your family have a great holiday weekend and enjoy each others’ company. Not sure how you’re going to get all those presents home? Our Ford SUVs and Crossovers will work great for you! They can fit you, the family, and all the presents with no problem at all. Come on over to Velde Ford to find take one for a test drive today. At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.
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