1. Norwegian scientists proposed that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.
  1. The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.
  1. The “true love” mentioned in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” is the Catholic Church’s code for God.
  1. If Santa’s reindeer have male-sounding names, Blitzen, Comet, and Cupid) and male reindeers shed their antlers around Christmas, are Santa’s reindeer female or castrated?
  1. In 1950 the tallest ever Christmas tree, a 221-foot Douglas fir, was displayed at the Northgate Shopping Centre in Seattle, Washington.
  1. The world’s largest Christmas stocking measured 106 ft 9 ins long and 49 ft 1 ins wide, made by the Children’s Society in London on December 14, 2007.

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