Top 10 fascinating Festive Facts

Here are 10 fascinating Festive Facts!

I don't want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need... but in case you feel like just the one gift is a bit sparse (it is a bit cheap, don't you think?), then we have plenty of festive trivia to go around and get you in the Christmas spirit. What could be more fun than procrastinating while wrapping up that pile of gifts than to learn some fun and interesting facts about Christmas? In fact, we love Christmas facts so much, we've only gone and collated together the best bits from around the web into one nifty little list of fun festive facts. We have a bunch of funny facts all about Christmas, plenty of little-known Xmas facts that will blow your mind and some downright bizarre Christmas trivia that will be great down at the pub quiz. 1. According to Matalan, 82% of people surveyed own a Christmas jumper, with 25-34 year olds the most likely to buy one. Over 75% of people buy their festive jumper to wear for a work event, whilst over half wear one on Christmas Day. 2. 16 – The average number of Christmas presents a UK child receives. 3. It’s technically illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day in England. In the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas pudding, mince pies and anything to do with gluttony. The law has never been rescinded. 4. Hanging stockings out comes from the Dutch custom of leaving shoes packed with food for St Nicholas’s donkeys. He would leave small gifts in return. 5. 2,340,000 mph - The speed at which Santa's sleigh would need to travel if he were to reach every home in the world on Christmas Eve 6. £51,000,000 - The amount saved each year through the use of discount voucher codes 7. 8 - The number of Santa's reindeer who's names are taken from Clement C. Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas" 8. £700 Million - The amount of money spent on unwanted Christmas gifts 9. 1957 - The year of the first ever televised Queen's Christmas speech 10. 45% - The percentage of all greetings card sent every year that are Christmas related
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