True or False: Christmas

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Which of these statements about Christmas are true, and which are false?

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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, Ebeneezer Scrooge is played by Statler
The 5 Gold Rings of the 12 Days of Christmas symbolise the gold given to Jesus
In Japan, it is traditional to eat at KFC on Christmas Day

Catalan nativity scenes typically feature a defacating 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 recognise Christmas as a holiday

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