Monday, 16 December 2019

Christmas did you know


Good afternoon everyone, my morning was spent Christmas shopping with Jessica, who pushed me around in the wheelchair.

Here are this weeks did you know facts.

The song “Jingle Bells” was written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.

In the Netherlands, Sinterklaas (the Dutch version of Santa Claus) arrives from Spain, not from the North Pole.

In Germany, Poland, and Ukraine, finding a spider or a spider’s web on a Christmas tree is believed to be a harbinger of good luck.

Japanese people traditionally eat at KFC for Christmas dinner.

The “X” in “Xmas” doesn’t take “Christ” out of “Christmas.

The first artificial Christmas Tree wasn’t a tree at all. It was created out of goose feathers that were dyed green.

13 comments:

Janie Junebug said...

I wonder why Jingle Bells was written for Thanksgiving. I knew the fact about Xmas. I get so tired of people who complain about the silly, made-up war on Christmas, that doesn't even exist.

Love,
Janie

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting facts there Jo-Anne.

Kea said...

I didn't know any of these things! Of course, I won't remember them, either.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Janie......I know that's strange, I used to get my knickers in a twist over Xmas but then I did s ome research and now I don't

Margaret......Thank you

Kea... ....Me either I have a terrible memory

CWMartin said...

- Santa from Spain? Hmmm...

- I have friends who finding a spiderweb in their tree would be the quick end of Christmas...

- KFC? Not a bad idea...

Janie Junebug said...

I'm glad you got those knickers untwisted.

Love again,
Janie

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Chris........A can handle a spiderweb as long as there is no spider

Janie......Me too

Rita said...

Some new ones for me in this list! Nice. :)

Rick Watson said...

I did not know these things. Every day is a school day.

Chatty Crone said...

I love when you do these kind of facts. I didn't know any of them.
The first artificial Christmas Tree wasn’t a tree at all. It was created out of goose feathers that were dyed green. - wowowowowow

Karen BakingInATornado said...

Some of these facts were really a surprise. I'm shocked that the Japanese eat KFC for Christmas, and that "Jingle Bells" wasn't written for Christmas.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Rita........Yes I agree

Rick.......So true

Sandie.....That's nice to know

Karen......Me too, KFC for Christmas what the hell

Katie Isabella said...

Far as I know, the X is for the Cross...hence...it is not the "bad" thing many see it as.

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