12 Facts About Christmas


We all love Christmas, but the real question is: how much do we know about the season?

Brace up! Here are some interesting facts about Christmas that you must know.

  1. Do you know that Sheng Tan Kuai Loh (China), Hauskaa Joulua (Finland), Joyeux Noel (France), Nadolig Llawen (Whales), God Jul (Sweden) and La Posada (Mexico) also mean Christmas?

  2. The traditional tree colors of Christmas are green, red and gold. Green symbolizes life and rebirth, Red symbolizes the blood of Christ and the Gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.

  3. Do you know that, averagely it takes five trips to the mall to complete all holiday shopping?

  4. Do you know that statistics reveal that you are going to be elbowed thrice if not more while shopping?

  5. More than 4 in 10 consumers will do most of their shopping in December or later.

  6. Do you know that the busiest day is the Saturday before Christmas?

  7. Do you know that ”50% off” sign leads in increased sales, even if shoppers don’t know the original price or what a reasonable price for the product would be?

  8. Listen to the song ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ and count the number of gifts in the song. You will realize that gifts were exchanged 364 times. Thus, the gifts are exchanged everyday of the year.

  9. The most popular song ever is we wish you a merry Christmas; this song could be traced back to England but its author and composer remains unknown.

  10. Did you know that 1 out of 3 people worldwide celebrate Christmas?

  11. The “-mas” part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass, while the “X” Comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός which comes into English as “Christ”.

  12. Do you know that December 15-24th is the crux of the holiday shopping season, accounting for 40% of holiday business?