Christmas is around the corner. You can smell it in the harmattan breeze, the maddening heat or scorching sun during the day and the cool evenings with christmas decorations springing up ear and dear
Green light, Red Light, Blue Lights, White Light (not squid game) themed decorations
Speaking of decorations, Who do you think we need to thank for the beauty that are Christmas Lights?(Those blinking red lights, green lights, blue lights?)
A mad genius was behind that.
How about the three wise men – Ever heard of their names? – This and many more are the beautiful “facts” we’ve researched and we’d love for you to use them as conversation starters this christmas
Ready…Set… GREEN LIGHT 🙂
1. Two Interesting Facts about the song “Jingle Bells”: On Dec 16, 1965, the crew of NASA’s Gemini 6A got bit by the christmas bug and made history by playing one of the most popular christmas songs – “Jingle Bells” in space. This is the first recorded event of a song being played in space and this is a record in the Guiness Book of Records. Not just that, This catchy jingle was not even a Christmas song to begin with. It was first written as a thanksgiving song by Unitarian church Organist James Lord Pierpont in the 1850s. SPmewhere in Savannah Georgia. The song was “first performed during a Thanksgiving concert at [his] church.
2. How many gifts are in the “12 days of Christmas song”?:
On the first day of christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a peer tree
On the 2nd day of christmas my true love gave to me, two turtle doves and a partridge in a peer tree
You know the tune, We bet you’ve tried singing the whole song from day 1 to day 12
But someone somewhere took it upon themselves to count how many presents the writers’ true love hypothetically “gave him/her” in forms of French hens, turtle doves, calling birds, and the whole shebang
It comes to an outstanding 364 presents in French hens, turtle doves, calling birds, and so much more 🙁Now you know As a Nigerian, we can already smell the delicacies coming out of your kitchen if someone sends you all these 🙂
3. One Tiny Christmas Animal that signifies Goodluck: Reindeers with giant antleers and Polar Bears are the traditional christmas animals that comes to mind this season but did you know that families in Ukraine have spiders on thier list of Christmas animals and consider them a sign of goodluck?
Why you ask
Why would families add Spider web ornaments to their trees this season.Well, It’s a lovely nod to a seasonal story about spiders once using their silky string to decorate the tree of a poor widow and her children.(Awnnnn)
4. How expensive can a Christmas Tree be: Speaking of decorating Christmas Trees, Did you now that there is a Christmas Tree in Spain is worth $15,000,000 – Yes Fifteen Million Dollars.We’re not converting this figure to naira for you but if you do – Thumbs up! What makes this tree so expensive?
CNN reports that the tree is beautified with red, white, pink, and black diamonds, as well as jewelry from Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Chanel.
Nope.. it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also find 3D-printed chocolate peacocks, feathers, ostrich eggs, and bottles of perfume on the tree
To see the tree in person you’d have to visit the Kempinski Hotel Bahia, near Marbella, Spain.Send us ticket.
5. The Largest Christmas Gift Ever Given was: We don’t know the kinds of gifts you’d be receiving this christmas (but we hope it’s a lot of the good sturvsss and what you hope for) We don’t also know how BIG the gifts you received in the past are but We can bet it doesn’t come close in size to the largest christmas gifts ever given.That honor goes to the statue of Liberty. Standing at 150 feet tall and weighing 225 tons, the Statue of Liberty is an impressive figure. It’s considered a holiday gift given to the U.S. by France in 1886, and officially stands(all puns intended) as the largest Christmas present in the world.
6. Who invented the Christmas Light: Green Light…Red Light…Green Light… Do you know who we have to thank for christmas light is none other than Thomas Edison and his Friend Edward H. Johnson Edison has blessed the world with some amazing inventions over the years like the light bulb, phonograph, and even the movie camera. However, together with Edward H. Johnson He invented the christmas Light but it wasn’t exactly “planned”According to the Library of Congress, Edison created the first strand of electric lights in 1880, which he hung outside his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, during Christmastime that year. However, in 1882, Edward H. Johnson, his partner at Edison Illumination Company, became the first to wrap a strand of hand-wired red, white, and blue bulbs around a Christmas tree.
And the rest, they say is RED LIGHT 🙂 history.
7. The names of the 3 wise men: The first people to give gifts yes?… This is one fact we bet you don’t know and it might have never occured to you to ask. Every Christmas season, gifts are shared as a nod to the gifts given to Christ by the three wise men..But have you ever wondered if their names were recorded?
The name of three wise men who visited Jesus Christ when he was born were Gaspar(or Caspar), Melchior and Balthazar. These facts are not just educational but conversation starters you can use around friends and loved ones this season.