25 Christmas Facts You Might Not Know

Merry Christmas! On this of most spectacular of days, we stand back and admire one of the most beautiful holidays ever. It’s a time for festivities, dancing, laughing, singing, and of-course presents. But as amazing as this most wonderful time of the year may be, what you may just find even more amazing, are these facts behind this popular holiday. Are you ready? Check out these 25 Christmas facts you might not know.

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Though mostly celebrated December 25th in the United States and other countries, Christmas is also celebrated on January 7 in some Eastern Orthodox countries, such as Russia.

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Though Christmas celebrates the Birth of Jesus, the real date of Jesus' birth is not known.

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What is considered “The Christmas story” is told primarily in the Gospels of Saint Luke and Saint Matthew in the New Testament.

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Even thought Christmas is considered the most popular Christian observance, Christmas is also celebrated as a secular family holiday.

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The word Christmas comes from the Old English phrase Cristes maesse (Christ's mass).

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