Our Top 10 Festive Facts
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Ever wondered how far Santa travels on Christmas Eve? Or how many sprouts are purchased each year? Here are some of our favourite festive facts to impress and amaze your loved ones this Christmas!
SANTA AND HIS REINDEER WILL TRAVEL 41 MILLION MILES ON CHRISTMAS EVE.
He will eat approximately 2.2 billion mince pies to keep him going!
THE MOST EXPENSIVE CHRISTMAS TREE IN THE WORLD IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN WORTH £12 MILLION.
The 2019 tree in Kempinski Hotel Bahia, near Marbella, Spain, was decorated with diamonds, designer jewellery and real ostrich eggs.
RUDOLF THE RED-NOSED REINDEER IS 81 YEARS OLD.
He was invented for a US department store’s Christmas promotion in 1939. The character first appeared in a colouring book, which was given away to attract visitors into the store.
IT IS TECHNICALLY ILLEGAL TO EAT A MINCE PIE ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN ENGLAND.
In the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell banned mince pies and anything to do with gluttony. This law has never been rescinded.
750 MILLION SPROUTS ARE SOLD AT CHRISTMAS TIME EACH YEAR IN THE UK.
25% of the total sales for the whole year are sold in the two weeks before Christmas.
IN 2008, RESIDENTS OF MAINE, USA BUILT THE WORLD’S LARGEST SNOWMAN. He stood at 122 feet 1 inch tall (37.21 m).
THE BEST-SELLING CHRISTMAS SINGLE OF ALL TIME IS ‘WHITE CHRISTMAS’.
The Bing Crosby classic was released in 1942 and has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.
IN UKRAINE, PEOPLE DECORATE THEIR CHRISTMAS TREES WITH SPIDER WEBS.
A festive fairy-tale tells the story of a family who could not afford to decorate their Christmas tree. When the family had gone to bed, the house spiders came out to decorate the tree in beautiful, silky webs.
JINGLE BELLS WAS THE FIRST EVER SONG TO BE BROADCAST FROM SPACE.
The song was broadcast by astronauts onboard Gemini 6 on 16 December 1965 as part of a festive prank.
KFC IS JAPAN’S FAVOURITE FESTIVE MEAL CHOICE.
Since 1970, when KFC marketed the ‘Party Barrel’ as a substitute to the customary American turkey roast, this tradition has been enjoyed by millions each year.