How many Christmas cards are sent each year? Which states produce the most Christmas trees? What are some of the most popular Christmas traditions? This infographic, from the History Channel, looks to answer those questions and more.
Most Americans can probably easily rattle off the 12 days of Christmas. The song recounts someone giving their significant other some incredibly odd gifts for the course of 12 days during Christmas time. I’m not sure what use I personally would have with “six geese a laying” or “seven swans a swimming” but I’m sure […]
Across the world, Christmas is celebrated in a multitude of rich and cherished traditions. Their origins are wonderfully varied, emerging out of cultures and beliefs throughout history. This illustrated timeline, brought to you by Balsam Hill, captures the flow of some of the most popular Christmas traditions and figures and traces their simple lineage from […]
Christmas 2010: Rockefeller Center switches on its towering holiday gift to New York: a 74-foot spruce draped with 30,000 lights and 5 miles of wire. But New York’s tree is not actually the biggest or the brightest on the block. If you’re looking for the tallest tree in America, visit Phoenix. Looking for the heaviest? Hitch […]
In this weather report, it looks like it is a cold day in Hell. I’ll believe in when Hell freezes over (O.K., I know, enough with the puns). Believe it or not, the State of Michigan has a little city named Hell. My parents took us there when we where about 12 years old or […]