Fun Facts of the Week 12/8-12/12

1. The first printed reference to a Christmas tree was in 1531 in Germany.

2. Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.

3. Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.

4.  Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S.

5. Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907