Here are some festive facts for you:
1. Bing Crosby’s version of “White Christmas” is the highest-selling music single of all time.
2. Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island, willed his November 13th birthday to the daughter of a friend who hated her Christmas birthday.
3. Robert L. May created Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer for the retailer Montgomery Ward in 1939. People rejected Rudolph at first because red noses often signified drunks.
4. It’s said Rudolph’s nose is red because of a parasitic respiratory infection.
5. It’s a tradition in Sweden to watch Donald Duck cartoons on Christmas Eve.
6. The highest-grossing Christmas movie is Jim Carrey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
7. The idea of a white Christmas comes from Dickens’ works. Dickens lived during a mini-ice age, meaning it snowed yearly for eight years.
8. During the holiday period, around 28 sets of LEGO are sold per second.
9. Santa Claus flying in the sleigh was an image dreamt up by the same man who created the headless horseman. The idea first appeared in 1819.
10. According to stats, 1 in 3 men don’t start shopping until Christmas Eve.
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Before I explain, how much have the elves told you?
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Shelley Munro lives in New Zealand and writes contemporary and paranormal romances full of adventure and humor. Also, a dead body or two. Visit Shelley at www.shelleymunro.com