Christmas is a great time of year. Family, food, and presents, what more can you ask for? For those of you who need some help feeling festive, here are ten fun facts that you may not know about Christmas.
The holiday classic "Jingle Bells" was originally written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas. The song was written in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh”. It was supposed to be played in the composer’s Sunday school class during Thanksgiving as a way to commemorate the famed Medford sleigh races. “Jingle Bells” was also the first song to be broadcast from space.
Why Santa Claus Can Fly
The image of Santa Claus flying his sleigh began in 1819 and was created by Washington Irving, the same…