As I reflect back on the holidays, I am reminded of the special moments, hilarious moments, a few facts learned along the way, and family traditions. Time with family and friends, great food, and decorating. When my children were younger, I was able to blame my passion for decorating on them. “I am just doing this for my kids.” However, my youngest is now 24 and I still get just as crazy with the Christmas decorations, both inside and outside the house. Not quite Clark Griswold, but still a little over the top.
Here are a few Christmas trivia facts that always pop into my mind from the distant corner where they reside:
'The Grinch' is the highest-grossing Christmas film of all time.
The timeless classic, "It's A Wonderful Life," failed to make a profit when released in 1946.
Some of the child voice actors in A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), were so young that they didn't know how to read. Melendez said in an interview for the book A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition that he had to recite the script line by line for the children who couldn't read.
Candy canes date back to 1670.
The majority of Americans buy artificial Christmas trees.
The original Elf on the Shelf was named Fisbee.
The world's tallest cut Christmas tree was 221 feet tall.
Tinsel used to be made of real silver.
'Jingle Bells' was the first song played in space.
We all know the holidays can be extremely stressful for many people. It is important to find time to relax and enjoy during the holidays and after the holidays.
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”―Sydney J. Harris
I sincerely hope everyone had a happy and joyous holiday season.