Little Known Christmas Facts, starting with St. Nick himself...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by victoria, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Christmas facts

    Saint Nicholas of Myra, the original 'Santa Claus', was the patron
    saint of children, thieves and pawnbrokers!

    Based on previous surveys, 17% of you will embarrass yourselves
    in some way at your office Christmas party- if you don't work, then it will be at another party lolol.

    A Mongolian wild ass can run 8 mph faster than a reindeer.

    It's 'Donder', not 'Donner'. (I think this was talked about on another recent post)

    Christmas pudding should be stirred from east to west. (does this mean counter-clockwise or clockwise, or side to side, or --???)

    56% of Americans sing holiday carols to their pets.

    53% of Americans plan to "re-gift" this year.

    1 in 3 MEN will wait until Christmas Eve to finish their shopping.

    1 in 6 MEN would like to get rid of all the "gift-giving nonsense."
    (I'm betting from the answers on the survey I posted, that women aren't far behind...)

    A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.

    On Christmas Eve in 2001, the Bethlehem Hotel had 208 of its 210 rooms vacant.

    It's "God rest ye merry, gentlemen," not "God rest ye, merry

    There are 1.76 billion candy canes produced every year.

    Kris Kringel, a man in his 40s, lives in North Pole, Alaska,
    and delivers pizzas for a living. --He drives a 1984 Ford Tempo.

    Based on a 1999 estimated population count of North America
    and Europe, on Christmas Eve of that year Santa Claus had to visit 42,466,666 homes in a 12-hour period -- that's 983 homes per second!

  2. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Santa Claus slides down the chimney because it soots him.

    One young boy calls him Santa Cause because he heard there was Noel.

    Helpers at the North Pole are called 'subordinate clauses'.

    You really need to get spruced up to sell Christmas trees!

    At this time of year, crossing a setter and a pointer gives you a 'pointsetter'.

    Santa only swims at the North Pool.

    The Pole Vault is where Santa keeps all the presents.

  3. mezombie

    mezombie Member

    My favorite:

    "A Mongolian wild ass can run 8 mph faster than a reindeer."

    I think I'll trade in my car for one of those wild asses...
  4. ckball

    ckball New Member

    Wow-who knew? How did they know? I missed the Donder and Donner post, I have been wrong my whole life or just the ky accent,lol

    Thanks for the laughs-gotta go clean my chimney out just in case it soots Santa to drop in-Ho Ho HO -Carla