By Paul Andrews
This publication is a short learn on Christmas proof you did now not recognize! What are the names of Santa's Reindeers? have you learnt who made the 1st Christmas playing cards? discover those proof and extra during this speedy learn truth booklet!
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Since medieval times, church bells have been rung to announce to the world the coming of the saviour on Christmas morning. It is believed that the Christmas tree was first decorated with lights in the 16th century. It is said that Martin Luther, the Protestant reformer, was the first to add lighted candles to the tree. The tradition of the wreath begun in the 17th century. The Holly, with its sharp pointed leaves, symbolises the thorns in Christ’s crown-of-thorns. The Red berries symbolises the drops of Christ’s blood.
Charles Spencer Chaplin, better known as Charlie Chaplin was born on Christmas day in 1889. The biggest selling Christmas single record (song) of all time is Bing Crosby’s recording of ‘White Christmas’. The first church building the Dutch built in New York City , in the now USA, was named in St Nicholas’ honour – hence it is called - St Nicholas Church. In the year 1834, it is believed that Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert brought the first Christmas tree to Windsor Castle for the Royal family.
The Holly, with its sharp pointed leaves, symbolises the thorns in Christ’s crown-of-thorns. The Red berries symbolises the drops of Christ’s blood. A wreath at Christmas signified a home that celebrated the birth of Christ. Hanging a stocking on the fireplace started as a tradition around 400 years ago. It derived it is believed from the custom in Holland, of children placing wooden shoes or clogs, next to the fireplace hearth the night before the arrival of St. Nicholas. 04 metres in diameter.