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Christmas Trivia and More

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Happy Friday.
Christmas is just around the corner now. If you have any upcoming awkward Christmas gatherings left, I got you! Here's some interesting trivia to debate. Are they true or legend

Christmas Fun Facts

  1. 'Jingle Bells' was the first song played in space.
  2. It was Princess Charlotte who popularized Christmas trees in England.
  3. Coca-Cola is not completely responsible for how we perceive Santa Claus, but it did play a big role.
  4. Legend has it, candy canes were created to make choirboys quiet. (I don't believe this one.)
  5. In Japan, a traditional Christmas dinner is to go to KFC.
  6. The song 'We wish you a merry Christmas' was originally used as a threat.
  7. Children who write to Santa Claus in the US have a good chance of getting a reply.
  8. In Austria instead of getting coal if you’ve been bad, you get Krampus.
  9. Celebrating Christmas used to be illegal for 260 years in the US.
  10. Queen Victoria sent the first official Christmas card.
  11. The 2018 computer animated "The Grinch" is the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time.
  12. Candle canes date back t0 1670.
  13. The Friday and Saturday before Christmas are the busiest shopping days of the year.
  14. Tom Hanks played six different roles in 'The Polar Express.'
  15. The majority of Americans buy artificial Christmas trees.
  16. The original Elf on the Shelf was named Fisbee.
  17. 'It's a Wonderful Life' was a box-office flop.
  18. The world's tallest cut Christmas tree was 221 feet tall. (I'm sure it was in the Grisswald's living room.)
  19. The first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York was actually small.
  20. The NORAD Santa Tracker began with a wrong number call.

Merry Christmas.

This week's πŸ“ͺ Letters to RLC>>>


πŸ–€ My 5 Favorite things this week:

🧐 John Maxwell- I'll admit being a sucker for everything John Maxwell does. This is a great message he recently did entitled, "Wisdom from the Wise Men." (https://youtu.be/BJ16i5QFT0U)

πŸŽ„ Real Life Church Carpool Karaoke- Back in 2019, our staff had so much fun making a Christmas Carpool Karaoke video. Enjoy! https://fb.watch/hxKahJ6gWY/

🀣 Story Time- Going to try something new. Here is a story from my past about a time when people threatened my family by throwing dead snakes into our driveway. Enjoy! lol brandoncannon.com/story-time-snakes-in-the-driveway/

πŸ™ Worship album of the week: Wonderful Christmas performance by Mav City Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS7eZPVEP2E&t=266s

✍️ Quote of the Week: "To eat is human…to digestβ€š divine." Mark Twain

πŸ€ͺ Dad Joke of the week:
What do Santa’s little helpers learn at school?
The elf-abet.

πŸ˜‚ Funniest picture of the week:

Hope you have a great weekend!