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Don't be a Christmas turkey - we're giving Xmas Facts for you to show off round the dinner table!
Fact 1: Oliver Cromwell banned Christmas Carols in England between 1649 and 1660
Fact 2: According to British Retail Consortium, our big-name stores take on almost 5% extra staff from October onwards, amounting to 54,703 workers
Fact 3: The biggest selling Christmas single of all time is Bing Crosby's White Christmas
Fact 4: The chances of a white Christmas are just 1 in 10 for England and Wales, and 1 in 6 for Scotland and Northern Ireland
Fact 5: The biggest UK Secret Santa present swap was organised by the workers of Boots UK Ltd. In 2008. A total of 1270 people took part!
Fact 6: Last Christmas saw the UK consuming approximately 10 million turkeys!
Fact 7: Around 350 people a year are hurt by Christmas tree lights, according to the RoSPA
Fact 8: Christmas 2010 was the last official white Christmas in the UK
Fact 9: The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531
Fact 10: Last year, nearly 30,000 seasonal staff were recruited by Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys
Fact 11: The Coca Cola Christmas trucks were first shown on screen in 1995
Fact 12: While the birth year of Jesus is estimated to have been between 7 & 2 BC, the exact month and day of his birth are unknown
Fact 13: Reindeer are the only species of deer where both the males and females have antlers
Fact 14: The world's largest gift was the Statue of Liberty, given to the US by France in 1886. Hard one to follow!
Fact 15: The Queen issued a writ against The Sun newspaper for publishing the full text of her 1992 Christmas broadcast 2 days before transmission. She later accepted an apology and a £200,000 donation to charity
Fact 16: Fear of snow is called Chionophobia Chionophobiacs won't be hoping for a white Christmas!
Fact 17: The address for children to send letters to in the UK is Santa/Father Christmas, Santa's Grotto, Reindeerland, XM4 5HQ
Fact 18: How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the highest grossing Christmas movie of all-time
Fact 19: In 2000, Bob the Builder had a Christmas number 1 with "Can We Fix It?" Yes we can, Bob. Yes we can
Fact 20: Each year, the citizens of Gävle, Sweden build an enormous Christmas goat out of straw! We'd like to see that nativity play!
Fact 21: The world's largest working Christmas cracker was 181ft 11in long! Sydney on Dec 16, 1998
Fact 22: In some countries Christmas is celebrated on 24th Dec. 1 reason is that the traditional Christian liturgical day starts at sunset
Fact 23: On Christmas Eve 1914 during World War an unofficial Christmas truce took place between British & German troops
Fact 24: Boxing Day was traditionally known as St Stephen's Day! It's called Boxing Day because money was collected in alms-boxes in churches during the festive season. This money was distributed to the poor and needy after Christmas
Fact 25: The Queen's annual Christmas speech was first viewed on TV in 1957
Deck Your Desk:
We're also running a wonderful competition called Deck Your Desk! Here's how to get involved...
What to do:
1. Download and print out our origami decorations
2. Cut, fold and stick 'em together to make your own personal grotto!
3. Take a photo and tweet to us with the hashtag #DeckYourDesk
What you win:
The best desk will win a fabulous festive hamper!