Just when you thought you knew everything about Christmas, we’re here to share some unique Christmas facts. Share them at your big holiday celebrations!

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5 Fun Christmas Facts

Whether you’re spending the holidays with family, friends, or co-workers, these interesting Christmas facts will impress your fellow celebrators.

Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song.

It’s true. Even more interesting is it wasn’t called “Jingle Bells” at first. Its original title was “One Horse Open Sleigh”. According to History.com, two years after it was originally published, the name was updated!

Jingle Bells was broadcast from space.

We kid you not. “Jingle Bells” was broadcast from space! What’s the nuttiest thing about it being broadcast from space? It’s the FIRST SONG ever broadcast from space. According to History.com, the astronauts aboard Gemini 6 were finished with a little space meet-up with Gemini 7, and reported to Mission Control there was an object traveling in space…. And then played “Jingle Bells” when Mission Control was sufficiently stressed-out about an unidentified object not on their radar. Gotta love a Christmas joke!

Decorating for Christmas can be dangerous business!

Is this truly a surprise? Have you ever seen some of your neighbors hanging lights, and decorating their homes for Christmas? According to MinorityNurse.com, the most common injuries are:

  • Wrapping and Unwrapping Gifts
  • Decorating the House
  • Hanging Lights
  • Tree Trimming
  • Flu
  • Cooking for Christmas
  • Food Poisoning
  • Drinking too much

Candy Canes got their start in Germany.

Not everyone agrees the Candy Cane originated in Germany, but once again we’re going to side with History.com and say…. they’re the result of a need to keep choir boys from misbehaving during sermons. It does seem better than some other options, like corporal punishment!

Dry Christmas trees sometimes aren’t sparking joy for 100s of home owners each season.

If you don’t water your tree, your risk of starting a fire in your home increases.

We told you there were some unique Christmas knowledge to share! Have a happy and safe Christmas later this week. Don’t forget, now’s the best time to review your home owner’s insurance policy and gather your questions for your trusted Tango Agents! Call us at 631.543.0500, or visit one of our offices in Commack or Rockaway.

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