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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Trivia

1.) Santa Claus has 8 original reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen

2.) One of the best-selling Christmas songs of all time, All I Want For Xmas Is You is actually not a cover song. Mariah Carey wrote it together with Walter Affaneseiff. It has been covered by Miley Cyrus, John Mayer, Shania Twain, Samantha Mumba, My Chemical Romance, Zebrahead, The Cheetah Girls, Olivia Olson for the Movie Love Actually, Play, Kate Alexa, and 17 other artists.

Making it one of the few modern inclusions in the long line of traditional Xmas carols.

3.) The song Jingle Bells wasn't originally made for Xmas. It was created as a theme for a children's thanksgiving show and its original title was One Horse Open Sleigh

4.) Germans were the first to make artificial Xmas trees. They used goose feathers that were dyed green.

5.) Joy to the World is the most popular Christmas Song.

6.) The Nutcracker is the most popular Christmas ballet

7.) If you receive all the gifts in the song 12 days of Xmas, you would end up with 364 gifts. One for each day of the year!

8.) The best selling Christmas song of all time is Bing Crosby's White Christmas

9.) The number one song last Xmas was Live your Life by Rihanna and TI

10.) This week's number one song is Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys and Jay Z

Germany made the first artificial Christmas trees. They were made of goose feathers and dyed green.