Merry Christmas Everyone

Here is a small collection of facts that you may which to refer to during that awkward conversation with great auntie Margaret. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Trees

Nearly 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe.

Noel

The word Noel derives from the French expression “les bonnes nouvelles” or “the good news”.

Turkey

Before turkey, the traditional Christmas meal in England was a pig’s head and mustard.

Holly

The holly in a wreath symbolises Christ’s crown of thorns while the red berries are drops of his blood.

Cracker Designs

London sweetmaker Tom Smith created the first Christmas crackers in 1847, based on the sweet wrapper design.

Chocolate Coins

Gold wrapped chocolate coins commemorate St Nicholas who gave bags of gold coins to the poor.

White Christmas

The chances of a white Christmas are just 1 in 10 for England and Wales, and 1 in 6 for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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