We are now just a few days away from Christmas and the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks is really feeling the holiday spirit. Presents are wrapped, families will be coming into town and what better way to celebrate the festive holiday season than with some festive fun facts about Christmas. Iguana Boat Sales has put together a list to help you get into the holiday spirit.
Festive Christmas Facts
There are 15,000 tree farms in the United States with over 350 million trees growing. Approximately 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold across the United States every year.
If you add up all of the gifts that were given in the Twelve Days of Christmas it would equal 364 gifts.
The most common Christmas Tree types are a Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, Virginia Pine, and White Pine
Each year in the United States over 3 billion Christmas cards are sent.
Each Christmas season, there are approximately 20,000 “rent-a-Santa” across the United States. Every “rent-a-Santa” undergoes seasonal training on how to maintain a jolly attitude under pressure from the public. They also receive advice such as not accepting money from parents while children are looking and to avoid any smelly foods for lunch/dinner.
In 1836, Alabama was the first state to officially recognize Christmas. Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until 1870. Oklahoma was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1907.
Engineers that designed the Voyager Space Mission planned things out so it would avoid planetary encounters during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States in 1962.
Some zoos accept donated Christmas trees as food for their animals.
Nearly all of the most popular Christmas songs including “Winter Wonderland’, ‘Chestnuts roasting…’, and ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” were written by Jewish people.
An artificial Christmas tree would have to be reused for more than 20 years to be “greener” than buying a fresh-cut tree annually.
Japanese people traditionally eat at KFC for Christmas dinner, thanks to a successful marketing campaign over 40 years ago.
Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the United States annually.
Merry Christmas From Iguana Boat Sales
The team at Iguana Boat Sales wants to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! If you are needing a few last-minute gifts, swing by the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have everything to make sure summer 2018 is one to remember.
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