Holiday / True or False: Christmas

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Can you determine which of these statements about Christmas are true, and which are false?

Updated Dec 24, 2015

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The 12 Days of Christmas begin on December 14th.
Donner and Blitzen were originally known as Dunder and Blixem.
The Grinch has a dog named Max.

In the film 'Elf', Buddy the Elf is played by Ben Stiller.
Santa Claus' Canadian postcode is H0H 0H0.
In 'The Muppet Christmas Carol', Ebenezer Scrooge is played by Statler.
The original '12 Days of Christmas' lyrics involved four 'colly' birds rather than 'calling' birds.
In Japan, it is traditional to eat at KFC on Christmas Day.

Catalan nativity scenes typically feature a defecating peasant.
The first ever SMS text message was 'Merry Christmas'.

Brenda Lee was 13 years old when she recorded 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree'.

A white Christmas is statistically more likely in New York City than in London.

Bob the Builder achieved a Christmas Number 1 single in the UK.

'The Polar Express' was written by Robert L. May.

Christmas Island was named after its discoverer, Sir James Christmas.

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William Shakespeare was born on Christmas Day and died on Christmas Day.

Advent begins on December 1st.

The poinsettia is indigenous to Northern Africa.
In Iceland, children are visited with gifts on each of the 13 days prior to Christmas.

The modern image of Santa Claus in a red suit was created by Coca-Cola.

In Japan, Santa is known as Annual Gift Man and he lives on the Moon.

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 8 Ladies Dancing.
'White Christmas' by Bing Crosby is the all time best selling single worldwide.
Mistletoe has red berries.
In the UK, the Yule Log is a Christmas dessert.
Christmas cards were invented in the 19th Century.

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' was directed by Tim Burton.
The abbreviation 'Xmas' comes from the Greek name for Christ, Χριστός.

'Jingle Bells' was originally written as a Thanksgiving song.

Alabama was the first US state to recognize Christmas as a holiday.

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