1. The world's tallest Christmas tree was a Douglas fir measuring 221 feet.

2. The tradition of hanging stockings comes from the story of St. Nicholas and three poor sisters.

3. The world's largest Christmas stocking measured 168 feet in length.

4. The custom of sending Christmas cards began in England in 1843.

5. The word "Christmas" comes from the Old English phrase "Christes maesse," meaning Christ's mass.

6. In Japan, it's a tradition to eat KFC for Christmas dinner.

7. The famous poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" is more commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas."

8. The world's first recorded Christmas tree lights were lit with candles in 

9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created by a department store ad writer in 

10. In Ukraine, it is customary to decorate Christmas trees with spider webs for good luck.