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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
- 'Jingle Bells' was the first song played in space.
- It was Princess Charlotte who popularized Christmas trees in England.
- Coca-Cola is not completely responsible for how we perceive Santa Claus, but it did play a big role.
- Legend has it, candy canes were created to make choirboys quiet. (I don't believe this one.)
- In Japan, a traditional Christmas dinner is to go to KFC.
- The song 'We wish you a merry Christmas' was originally used as a threat.
- Children who write to Santa Claus in the US have a good chance of getting a reply.
- In Austria instead of getting coal if you’ve been bad, you get Krampus.
- Celebrating Christmas used to be illegal for 260 years in the US.
- Queen Victoria sent the first official Christmas card.
- The 2018 computer animated "The Grinch" is the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time.
- Candle canes date back t0 1670.
- The Friday and Saturday before Christmas are the busiest shopping days of the year.
- Tom Hanks played six different roles in 'The Polar Express.'
- The majority of Americans buy artificial Christmas trees.
- The original Elf on the Shelf was named Fisbee.
- 'It's a Wonderful Life' was a box-office flop.
- The world's tallest cut Christmas tree was 221 feet tall. (I'm sure it was in the Grisswald's living room.)
- The first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York was actually small.
- The NORAD Santa Tracker began with a wrong number call.
This week's 📪 Letters to RLC>>>
🖤 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)
🎄 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/
🙏 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 digest‚ divine." Mark Twain
🤪 Dad Joke of the week:
What do Santa’s little helpers learn at school?
😂 Funniest picture of the week:
Hope you have a great weekend!