5 Fun Facts about Christmas

Christmas is a holiday that people celebrate in different ways around the world. Here are some fun Christmas facts that you might not have known!

1.    Be good, or Krampus will punish you! He is a demon-like creature in Germany and Austria who accompanies St. Nicholas during the Christmas season to punish bad children.

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 2.     Christmas crackers are a traditional Christmas favorite in the UK, usually placed at the dinner table. Simply pull on the cracker with someone else, and the winner with more of the cracker in their hand wins the toys inside!

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 3.     More than 40% of toys given to children on Christmas are broken by March.

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 4.     The Statue of Liberty was the world’s largest Christmas present, at 46.5 meters high and weighing 225 tons!

 5.     Jingle Bells was the first song sung in space, on December 16, 1965 by astronauts on Gemini 6.

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Do you celebrate Christmas? How are you celebrating it this year? Let us know in the comments!