• In 1836, Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday.
  • Animal crackers in Barnum’s circus-like boxes were designed with strings on them to be hung on Christmas trees.
  • The first singing commercial made in the world was aired on radio on Christmas Eve in 1926. The commercial was for Wheaties cereal and it was a big success.
  • If you collected all of the presents in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” you would have 364 total presents.
  • Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard. Yucky!
  • Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa Claus in a winter promotion.
  • In 1907, Oklahoma became the last US state to declare Christmas a legal holiday.




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