The biggest snowman is ‘no man’ – it is a woman. They called it Olympia and was made by the people of Bethel, Maine. It was called after their senator at that time, Olympia Snowe. The snow woman was 122 feet tall and it was built during a period of one month. They used over 13 million pounds of snow. Phew!
In Germany, Poland, and Ukraine, finding a spider or a spider’s web on a Christmas tree is considered good luck. It’s believed that the webs will bring good fortune and luck for the upcoming year.
In Britain, a Christmas gift was known as a Christmas box. Boxing Day is traditionally known as the day the servants got a day off and received gifts from their masters. It was seen as a reward for a year’s worth of service.
False – This was all made up by the popular comedy series, The Simpsons.
Lanterns – They call them parols.
Czech Republic – people in Czech Republic love this tradition. They put walnuts shells, with little candles inside, into a water basin and let them float. Based on their behavior (floats, sinks, the flame of candles go out, spins in circle, etc), they predict what the future brings them.
White Christmas is a 1942 song by Irving Berlin. However, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the world’s best-selling single with estimated sales in excess of 100 million copies worldwide.
He rides on a straw goat named Ukko
Fraser fir – grown in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, the combination of form, needle retention, dark blue-green color, pleasant scent and excellent shipping characteristics has led to Fraser fir being one of the most popular Christmas tree species.
The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated in this specific day was the year 336 during the Roman Emperor Constantine. A couple of years later, Pope Julius I declared 25th of December as an official date. So the final and correct answer would be Pope Julius I.