25 Bizarre And Interesting Facts About Christmas

Posted by , Updated on November 27, 2017

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There are many bizarre and interesting facts about Christmas. For example, did you know that many zoos feed donated Christmas trees to their animals? Or that during Christmas there is a village in Peru where both young and old settle any outstanding grudges with fist fights? Wait until you see the rest of the cool Christmas facts found in our list! These are 25 bizarre and interesting facts about Christmas.

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In 1867, a Boston industrialist heard Charles Dickens read A Christmas Carol and was so moved he closed his factory on Christmas Day and gave every one of his employees a turkey

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Between the 16th and 19th centuries was what is known as a "little ice age" where global temperatures were several degrees lower than normal. It is for this reason that many Christmas carols and songs stress a "White Christmas".

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Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is the only record to get the UK Christmas Singles Chart Number One twice, once in 1975 and again in 1991.

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The Nazi party tried to turn Christmas into a nonreligious holiday celebrating the coming of Hitler, with Saint Nicholas replaced by Odin the “Solstice Man” and swastikas on top of Christmas trees.

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The US playing card company ‘Bicycle’ had manufactured a playing card in WW2 which would reveal an escape route for POWs when soaked. These cards were Christmas presents for all POWs in Germany. The Nazis were none the wiser!

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