Top ten Christmas facts you probably didn’t know


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Ava Gjertsen, Editor

Christmas is, commonly, a favorite holiday all across the world. Billions of people celebrate the festive day with many traditions, such as giving gifts or decorating their homes. However, there’s factors to this beloved day that many aren’t aware of. Today, I’m sharing ten facts about Christmas that you may or may not know.

  1. Christmas was originally a pagan celebration.
  2. Santa Claus is based on a monk who lived long ago named Saint Nicholas.
  3. The first date of Christmas can be traced to 336 AD.
  4. Nearly 10,000 Christmas songs exist.
  5. Santa Claus is 1,750 years old.
  6. One-hundred and sixty countries celebrate Christmas each year.
  7. “Jesus Refulsit Omnium” is known as the oldest Christmas song.
  8. Germany began the Christmas tree tradition.
  9. Norse mythology has a lot to do with mistletoe.
  10. The first ever Christmas film is called “Santa Claus” and was made in 1898.