Happy Holiday Facts

Happy Holiday Facts

Emilia Belcolore, News Editor

After the chaos that 2020 has brought us all this year, lighten the mood with these holiday fun facts!

  1. American’s usually spend around $1,500 on gifts each year.
  2. The song Jingle Bells was the first song ever to be played in space.
  3.  The NORAD, also known as the North American Aerospace Defense Command has been tracking Santa’s journey around the globe since the year 1958.
  4. Spiders are usually unwanted animals but in Ukraine, they are considered symbols of good luck at Christmas.
  5. There is a Christmas tree in Canada that is worth $15 million.
  6.  In November of 2013, a house in Texas was 42 feet wide and 10.1 feet tall… it was all made of gingerbread!
  7. Americans spend around $2 billion on holiday goodies each year.
  8. 8.5 million lights are involved to decorate Disney World during the holiday seasons.
  9.  The popular tradition of putting up a Christmas tree is more than 500 years old.
  10. In Arizona, there is a 30 foot Christmas tree composed of tumbleweeds.

*All photo credits courtesy of MCT Direct*