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20 Fascinating Festive Facts

  • All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal exactly 364 gifts! Tweet this fact
  • The most expensively decorated Christmas tree was created in Abu Dhabi and displayed at the Emirates Palace it was valued at £6,975,880 and was covered in 181 items of jewellery. Tweet this fact
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  • US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes every second to deliver all the world’s presents on Christmas Eve. Tweet this fact
  • According to data analysed from Facebook, two weeks before Christmas is one of the most popular times for couples to break up but Christmas Day is the least popular.Tweet this factfb breakup
  • It is thought that the single “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin is the best-selling single of all time. Tweet this fact
  • The most lights lit simultaneously on a Christmas tree is 194,672. Tweet this factmost on tree
  • The fastest time to decorate a Christmas tree was recorded in Essex in 2013 and took only 36.89 seconds. Tweet this fact
  • The chances of a white Christmas are just 1 in 10 for England and Wales, and 1 in 6 for Scotland and Northern Ireland.Tweet this fact

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  • The world’s highest artificial Christmas tree measured 52 m (55m including the dove on top) it was decorated with 3,000 Christmas baubles. Tweet this fact
  • In 2010, Susan Boyle’s album The Gift became the first Christmas album to ever top the UK chart. Tweet this fact


  • Nearly 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe. Tweet this fact
  • The most lights on a residential property was recorded in Austrailia and used 502,165 lights. Tweet this factmost on house
  • The Germans were the first to make artificial Christmas trees and made them out of dyed goose feathers.  Tweet this fact
  • Fiesta holds the record for the largest human Christmas tree using 1,982 people. Tweet this fact

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  • The most Christmas crackers pulled in one minute by a team of two is 52. Tweet this link
  • The world’s longest Christmas cracker measured 63.1 m (207 ft) long and 4 m (13 ft) in diameter and contained a 2.5m Christmas hat. Tweet this fact

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  • Before turkey, the traditional Christmas meal in England was a pig’s head with mustard. Tweet this fact
  • The largest Christmas bauble ornament in the world measures 4.2m (13.77ft) in diameter. Tweet this fact

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  • “Silent Night” was first sung as part of a church service in Austria. A guitar was used because the church organ was so badly rusted it couldn’t be played. Tweet this fact
  • The most Christmas trees chopped in two minutes is 27. Tweet this fact