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  • Slide 1 - Amazing Facts about Christmas
  • Slide 2 - The tradition of hanging stockings over the fireplace derived from Dutch children placing their shoes next to the fireplace on Christmas Eve. Stockings later replaced the shoes.
  • Slide 3 - Christmas trees received their first written acknowledgement in Germany in 1531.
  • Slide 4 - The popular Christmas carol Silent Night was written by an Austrian priest named Joseph Mohr in 1818 as a result of a broken church organ.
  • Slide 5 - While working for inventor Thomas Edison, Edward Johnson had lights crafted especially for his Christmas tree leading to the popularization of Christmas tree light.
  • Slide 6 - Bing Crosby’s Christmas classic “White Christmas” is the best-selling Christmas song of all time.
  • Slide 7 - Poet Clark Moore is credited with naming Santa’s reindeer; Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Dasher, Doneder, Prancer, and the most famous reindeer, Rudolph.
  • Slide 8 - The colours in Santa Claus’ suit, red and white, were the creation of artist Haddon Sundblom. Sundblom was commissioned by the Coca-Cola Company to redesign Santa Claus, although, Thomas Nast was the first artist to illustrate Santa Claus.
  • Slide 9 - The abbreviation of Christmas to Xmas partially comes from the Greek letter ‘chi’, the first letter of the word ‘Christos’, meaning ‘Christ’.
  • Slide 10 - Until the turkey, a goose was the most popular fare served at a Christmas meal.
  • Slide 11 - Answer the following questions. What is the best selling Christmas song of all time? Who designed the first Christmas card? Who was the first artist to illustrate Santa Claus? Where does the abbreviation of Christmas to Xmas come from? What are the names of Santa’s reindeers? Who wrote the Christmas carol Silent Night?
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