Well, I turned on my television this morning and on one of the music channels...Sounds of the Seasons...they are now playing Christmas music until at least New Year's Day. Those big holidays are just around the corner. As I was watching the music channel, I wrote down some of the info they were displaying while playing the tunes. Here goes:

1. In Russia the gift giver is Grandfather Frost.
2. Americans chow down on 22 million turkeys at Christmas compared to 45 million at Thanksgiving!
3. The Charles Dickens 1843 story Christmas Carol, has been filmed over 200 times. I love the Scrooge story!
4. The world's largest gingerbread man was baked in Olso, Norway in 2009. It weighed 1,435 lb. Now that's a big man!!
5. Christmas tree angels were introduced in the 1850's.
6. Say it in writing! About 1.5 billion Christmas cards are sent a year in the United States.
7. During WW11, crowds gathered in Times Square to celebrate the holidays with a moment of silence followed by chimes.
8. Jingle Bells was published by James Pierpont in 1857.
9. New York city, Boston, Hartford put up the first community Christmas trees in 1912.
10. There are about 15,000 Christmas tree growers in the United States.

I thought this was interesting and wanted to share it with you.