- In 1915 Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards.
- Bohemian Rhapsody was a Christmas number one, twice (1975 and 1991).
- The image of Santa Claus flying his sleigh was created by the same author who dreamt up the Headless Horseman.
- Christmas is not a Biblical holy day as it is not mentioned in the Bible.
- The Rubik Cube was the largest selling Christmas toy in 1980.
- 354 gifts were given in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
- Noël comes from the Latin natalis, meaning “birth”.
- For Santa to achieve his deliveries he would have to visit 822 houses every second.
- UK Brussels Sprout industry (not Brussel Sprout) is worth £650m and there are more than 110 different varieties of sprout.
- It is illegal to kill or take any game on Christmas Day and it is illegal to sell Christmas Crackers to anyone younger than 12.
- If you are supportive of recycling and health, you can always eat your Christmas tree as the needles provide vitamin C.
- Instead of connecting to the special line with a Santa impersonator, children were calling a secret air defence emergency number. From this it has become a yearly tradition since 1955 to be able to track Santa on Christmas Eve through NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command).
- Santa Claus was born in 270 AD, so he would now be 1,749 years old.
How are you spending your Christmas? I hope with family and friends, be happy, be merry. We are on hand should you need our assistance, maybe an individual for a permanent start ready for the new year or perhaps on a temporary basis to support as you tie up the year-end ready to enjoy the festivities.
Seasonal greetings and cheers as we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at ABPM.
Rej Abraham, Managing Director