25 Bizarre And Interesting Facts About Christmas

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For some, Christmas is, simply put, mundane. If you’re part of that ho-hum crowd, then you’ll definitely want to hear about these bizarre and interesting facts about Christmas. While Christmas may at one point had a certain magic to it, now you just don’t feel it. You need an adrenaline kick to all the merriment and egg nog. Thankfully, history is full of weird and wonderful facts about Christmas. From ancient traditions to weird international practices, Christmas hasn’t always been about joy and tidings. In fact, in some parts of the world, it means beating up another dude with fisticuffs (more about that later). So, if you want to know about the weird side of Holidays, then you should check out these 25 bizarre and interesting facts about Christmas.

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Early illustrations of Saint Nicholas portray him as a stern symbol of discipline rather than the jolly, overweight elf that children know today.

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All letters addressed to Santa in the United States go to Santa Claus, Indiana post office. A small group of people actually read and write a reply to the thousands of letters.

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Engineers that designed the Voyager Space Mission planned things out so it would avoid planetary encounters during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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There is a village in Peru where people settle the previous year's grudges by fist fighting. They then start the new year off on a clean slate.

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Telling scary ghost stories is an old Christmas Eve tradition that has died out in the past century.

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