We’ve rounded up our favourite festive facts for you to wow your friends with this Christmas
6 MILLION – The number of rolls of sellotape that will be sold in the UK in the run up to Christmas.
According to tradition, you should eat one mince pie on each of the 12 days of Christmas to bring good luck.
In order for Santa to visit every home on Christmas Eve he’d have to visit 822 HOMES PER SECOND.
The are 364 gifts mentioned in “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
34 M – The height of the tallest ever snowman, which was built in Maine, America.
62,824 – The record number of Christmas cards sent by a single person in a year.
‘Mistletoe’comes from the Anglo Saxon words ‘Mistel’ (meaning dung) and ‘tan’ (meaning twig), which translates as ‘poo on a stick’. Not so romantic!
Reindeer are the only mammal that have colour- changing eyes. In summer they appear golden brown and in winter they look blue.
Before turkey, the traditional Christmas meal in England was a pig’s head and mustard.
During the Christmas period, around 28 SETS of LEGO are sold PER SECOND.
Putting tangerines in Christmas stockings comes from 12th-century French nuns who left socks of fruit and nuts at houses of the poor.
Many parts of the Christmas tree can actually be eaten – the needles being a good source of Vitamin C.
Thanks to a successful “Kentucky for Christmas!” ad campaign in 1947, Japanese people traditionally eat at KFC for Christmas dinner.
Jingle Bells is the only Christmas song that doesn’t mention Christmas, Jesus or the Nativity.