1. Since 1850 the Christmas trees have been sold in the United States.

2. The world's first recorded Christmas tree lights were lit with candles in 1882.

3. Each year more than three billion Christmas cards are sent in just one the U.S.

4. Alabama was the first U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1836.

5. The original Saint Nicholas was a fourth-century bishop in present-day Turkey.

6. Oklahoma was the last state of the U.S to officially recognize Christmas in 1907.

7. The Christmas tree takes an average fifteen years to grow.

8. Christmas trees were first introduced in Germany in the 16th century.

9. The concept of Santa Claus is based on the Dutch legend of Sinterklaas.

10. The song "Jingle Bells" was originally written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.