BY: LAUREN COSTELLO
The holidays are a great time to spend time with family and play some fun games. So, why not incorporate some of these facts below!
DID YOU KNOW…
Holiday sweaters and ugly Christmas parties are popular each year. But, did you know that the largest gathering of people wearing holiday sweaters is 3,473 people?! IT was recorded in 2015 at the University of Kansas when everyone showed up wearing bright colored sweaters!
Over in Denmark, people celebrate the New Year by shattering dished across the doors of houses of their family and friends! People living in the Netherlands also take part in this activity.
$22.7 billion is the number of estimated retail sales by department stores December of last year.
In 1907, the original ball lowered in Times Square on New Year’s Eve was made of iron and wood and decorated with 100 light bulbs.
There are 364 gifts mentioned in The Twelve Days of Christmas.
In 1949, the tree at Rockefeller Center was strung with 7,500 light bulbs. Today, more than 25,000 buls are strung on the tree which is more than 5 miles of lights!!
GUESS THOSE SONGS…
Everyone I know (well…mostly everyone I know) loves listening to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving. And of course we all have our favorite holiday song we play over and over and over again…but the top three most covered songs are:
Silent Night: 26,496 versions
White Christmas: 20,721 versions
Jingle Bells: 19,080 versions
I hope you all enjoyed some of those facts and share them with your family over the weekend!