16th December 2017

True of False

  1. The song “Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving.
  2. Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” had its premiere in London in 1742.
  3. Father Christmas is known as Grandfather Frost in Russia.
  4. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time.
  5. The first US Christmas postage stamp was issued in 1952.
  6. The largest gathering of Father Christmases was in Kerala, India in 2014.
  7. The pantomime “Mother Goose” was originally created for Danny LaRue.
  8. Rudolf the red-nose reindeer was originally mentioned in the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”.
  9. Christmas spending accounts for 10% of all annual retail sales in the USA.
  10. “O Come all Ye Faithful” was voted the UK’s most popular carol in 2014.