In honor of Christmas coming in just a few days, here are 10 interesting facts about the holiday that you might not have been aware of:
-All letters addressed to Santa in the United States go to Santa Claus, Indiana.
-Rudolph was actually conceived by a department store, Montgomery Ward, as a marketing gimmick to get kids to buy holiday coloring books.
-Rudolph almost didn’t have a red nose either: At the time, a red nose was a sign of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward thought he would look like a drunkard.
-“Silent Night” is the most recorded Christmas song in history, with over 733 different versions copyrighted since 1978.
-“Jingle Bells” was originally supposed to be a Thanksgiving song.
-The highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Jim Carrey version.
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