Christmas Is a Season of Giving, Traditions, and Fun - Play the Quiz!
The sounds, sights and smells of Christmas are one of the most wonderful things about the holiday season! From choirs of Christmas carols to the aroma of gingerbread cookies, it’s not difficult to understand why there’s so much excitement over this festive time of year. However, there are other aspects that many people aren’t even aware of, including some fascinating facts about Christmas and its history. Let’s take a look at some of these interesting facts!
The History of Christmas
The origin of Christmas is deeply rooted in tradition. The word Christmas comes from the Old English words Cristes Maese, which means Christ's Mass. This holiday commemorates the birth of Jesus on December 25th. Early Christians didn't celebrate this day because they believed that Jesus' life began when he was baptized at the age of 30. However, many modern Christians are now celebrating Christmas time with their family and friends by exchanging gifts, eating delicious food and playing games. To learn more about the history of Christmas, claim our template below and play the quiz!
Popular Christmas Songs
Who doesn't love Christmas songs? They are cheerful, easy to remember and there are a lot of them! Here are some popular Christmas songs that you might want to include in your Christmas playlist this year.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - This song was written by Fred Coots in 1934.
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Written by Johnny Marks in 1958.
Jingle Bells - Written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Written by Meredith Willson in 1951
A Holly Jolly Christmas - Written by Johnny Marks and Jay Livingston in 1963.
Would you like to discover more about Chistmas songs? Claim and play our quiz about Christmas songs with family, friends or your colleagues.
Interesting Christmas Facts
There are many popular Christmas songs out there that are sung by everyone during this time of year including Jingle Bells and O Holy Night. But Christmas is much more than that did you know that:
Santa Claus's official date of birth is December 6th. He is known as Saint Nicholas in other countries.
One of Santa's Reindeers is named Cupido.
Gingerbread houses are inspired by the fairytale Hansel and Gretel.
Celebrating Christmas has been illegal for 260 years in the U.S.
Explore our Christmas facts quiz, for more fun facts and play with your colleagues.
Classic Christmas Movies
A real classic Christmas movie is, "Christmas Story" which is an Emmy-nominated 1983 American Christmas comedy film directed by Bob Clark. The movie tells the story of Ralphie Parker (played by Peter Billingsley) and his quest for a Red Ryder BB gun. The film covers not just Ralphie's hunt for a BB gun, but also his quest to find the perfect present for his mother, who he believes deserves better after years of working so hard to support him. As well as how to deal with bullies like Scut Farkas and how to get along with friends like Schwartz who don't share Ralphie's interests or values. Another popular Christmas movie is, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", to learn more about this movie and other Christmas movies, play our Christmas movies quiz.
With Sendsteps it is possible to create many more quizes or interactive presentations for your business or education, so sing up and start creating today! From the whole Sendsteps team we wish you a Merry Christmas!
Roksanna van Dam
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