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Saturday, 13th December

5 Facts about Christmas

Did you know...

...One of the most popular Christmas songs, "Jingle Bells" was actually written for Thanksgiving!

...If you received all of the gifts listed in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" song, you would receive 364 presents!

...Pope Julius I declared December 25th as the official Christmas in the fourth century!

...Christmas trees become popular in the UK from 1841 when Prince Albert erected a tree in Windsor Castle following a German tradition!

...In 1647, the English parliament passed a law that made Christmas illegal!

Thanks to: carols.org.uk