Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

WOW! It's Christmas Eve and I overslept!
But the good news is yesterday was my "work" day baking and preparing so I really don't have a lot to do today but enjoy.
So I thought it'd be fun to end this blogging season with some fun holiday facts:

Fun Facts

  • All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts
  • Contrary to popular belief, suicide rates during the Christmas holiday are low. The highest rates are during the spring.
  • Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836, Oklahoma was the last.
  • The world’s largest Christmas present was the Statue of Liberty. The French gave it to the US in 1886. It is 46.5 meters high and weights 225 tons!
  • The giving of Gold-wrapped chocolate coins commemorates St Nicholas who gave bags of gold coins to the poor.
  • In 1999, residents of the state of Maine in America built the world's biggest ever snowman. He stood at 113ft tall.
  • The abbreviation Xmas isn't irreligious. The letter X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.
  • The twelve days of Christmas are the days between Christmas Day and Epiphany (6th of January) and represent the length of time it took for the wise men from the East to visit the manger of Jesus after his birth.

  • Have a Merry Christmas!

    "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."
    John 1:14
    See you next year!


    Linda G. said...

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

    Julie Jarnagin said...

    Merry Christmas!

    Stacy McKitrick said...

    Fun facts, indeed! Merry Christmas!

    Carol Kilgore said...

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer!

    Old Kitty said...

    Have a most gloriously amazing Christmas Jennifer! Take care

    The Happy Whisk said...

    Happy Christmas and New Year :-)

    Maria Zannini said...

    Merry Christmas, Jennifer! And thank you for the fun facts. Every one but the last one were new to me. I was really surprised about Xmas.

    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

    Although I never considered the X in Xmas to be sacrilegious, I didn't know about the Greek meaning. Kinda cool!

    Anne Gallagher said...

    Happy Christmas, Jennifer!!

    Carolyn V said...

    Interesting facts! I'm so glad to know about the X in X-mas! ;)
    Have a very Merry Christmas Jennifer!

    Rula Sinara said...

    Cool facts! I'm going to quiz my kids ;). Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    CJ Kennedy said...

    Love the fun facts. Merry Christmas!

    Cynthia said...

    Merry Christmas! I hope you had a productive and yummy baking day.

    Connie Keller said...

    Merry Christmas!!

    Jessica Nelson said...

    Those are some very interesting facts!!! Thanks and merry Christmas. :-)

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    Tammy Theriault said...

    hey jennifer!! i wish i could have slept in for christmas eve and day. but my kids won't let me :D new follower, hi!

    Jessica R. Patch said...

    I'm so glad you said this: The abbreviation Xmas isn't irreligious. The letter X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.

    I get hammered every time I use the X. LOL I'm like, Dude, I am not X-ing Christ out of Christmas, I have friggin carpal tunnel and every chance I get to slash some letters, I'm doing it. ;)

    Sandra Cox said...

    Wow, great info, Jen. I learned new things about Christmas. Hope yours was wondrous.

    Nancy said...

    That was so much fun Jennifer. And I love the picture and scripture. Just perfect. Have a Happy New Year.

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    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, Jennifer!

    We have a family tradition that the Christmas tree only goes up a few days before Christmas, and must come down on Epiphany.

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