The Holiday Season is upon us and will be celebrated by friends and families around the country sharing good food, good memories, goodwill and of course, presents galore!
And here are some Christmas Fun Facts from Fluorolite Plastics:
“Jingle Bells” was written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.
The song was written in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh”. It was supposed to be played in the composer’s Sunday school class during Thanksgiving as a way to commemorate the famed Medford sleigh races. “Jingle Bells” was also the first song to be broadcast from space.
Two weeks before Christmas is the one of the two most popular times for couples to break up.
According to data analyzed from Facebook posts and statuses, couples are more likely to end their relationship two weeks before Christmas and two weeks after Valentine’s day, during the spring break. Christmas Day, however, is the least favorite day for breakups.
The first artificial Christmas Tree wasn’t a tree at all.
It was created out of goose feathers that were dyed green. The first artificial Christmas trees were developed in Germany in the 19th century, due to a major continuous deforestation. The feather trees became increasingly popular during the early 20th century and finally made their way to the US.
Coca-Cola played a huge part in Santa’s image.
According to Coca-Cola
used to look a lot less jolly — even spooky. When the company hired an illustrator named Haddon Sundblom in 1931 to create images of Santa for magazine advertisements, the warm and friendly Santa we know today was born.
Christmas decorating sends nearly 15,000 people to the ER.
From hanging lights on ladders to taking a roast out of the oven, making merry can prove hazardous. In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission
estimates that 14,700 people visit hospital emergency rooms each November and December from holiday-related decorating accidents. To top it off, dried Christmas trees spark about a hundred fires, cause an average of 10 deaths, and result in $15.7 million in property damage. Are you convinced to switch to an artificial Christmas tree
We ship a crazy amount of packages around the holidays.
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day last year, the U.S. Postal Service
delivered an estimated 850 million packages — in addition to 15 billion pieces of mail.
Ham, not turkey, is the festive favorite.
The dinner debate rages on. Searches for “ham” and “turkey” both spike during the month of December, according to Google Trends data
. (Though it’s nowhere near how frequently “turkey” is hunted for online in November!) But despite the popularity of both festive entrees, spiral-cut ham
remains the more popular choice for a Christmas table
Please have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!
From All of Us to All of You
Thanks for listening…
Oh, and by the way, Fluorolite will be closed
December 24 and 25 as well as December 31 and January 1.
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