Monday, 5 December 2011

Advent Facts

The Royal Christmas Day Speech began 79 years ago with King George V who addressed the nation via radio. It was Queen Elizabeth II, back in 1957, whose Christmas message was the first to be televised.

The word ‘Christmas’ derives from the old English ‘Cristes Maesse’ meaning ‘Mass of Christ’.

The tradition of using an evergreen tree to celebrate the Winter season actually began before the dates given by the Christian calendar for the birth of Christ.

If you were to receive all the gifts listed in the lyrics of the popular Christmas song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ you would be the recipient of a whopping 364 presents.

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