Tuesday, December 22, 2015

15 Festive Facts About Christmas

15 Festive Facts About Christmas

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Perry Auto! We’re spreading the Christmas cheer with decorated cookies, lit-up trees, and festive holiday music. Although we celebrate every year like this, do we know where any of these holiday traditions come from? Take a look at our 15 festive facts about Christmas to learn all about this holiday.

15 Festive Facts About Christmas:
  1. Alabama was the first state in the U.S that recognized Christmas in 1836, while Oklahoma was the last in 1907.
  2. In 1962, the very first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the U.S.
  3. Edward Johnson invented Christmas lights in 1882.
  4. Santa’s traditional red suit came from a 1930s advertisement by Coca Cola.
  5. “Silent Night” is the most recorded song ever, with over 730 different versions copyrighted since 1978.
  6. “White Christmas,” which was released in 1942, is the best selling Christmas song.
  7. Each year over 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in just the U.S.
  8. Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of total retail sales in the U.S.
  9. The tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-ft Douglas fir that was displayed in Seattle, Washington at the Northgate Shopping Center in 1950.
  10. Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S since 1850.
  11. Trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold for Christmas.
  12. About 30–35 million real Christmas tress are sold each year in the U.S.
  13. The highest-grossing Christmas movie is How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the Jim Carrey version).
  14. Due to international time zones, Santa actually has 31 hours to deliver presents around the world.
  15. Santa travels 4,796,250 mph to deliver toys to all the kids around the world.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family! If you need a vehicle to fit the whole family for your holiday travels check our Chevrolet SUVs and crossovers! They can fit you, the family, and all the presents with no problem at all.  Come on into Perry Auto Group to take one for a test drive today! Perry Auto Group has two dealership locations to serve you better at 1005 W. Ehringhaus St, Elizabeth City, NC, 27909 or 1001 Halstead Blvd Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Stop in for any of your auto or community needs, or feel free to give us a call at (252) 338-9100.

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