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printed.com advent calendar – 8-12th December

5 Christmas facts for you for the last 5 days of advent:

Happy Xmas from printed.com

1. The abbreviation Xmas isn't irreligious. The letter X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.

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2. Boxing Day gets its name from all the money collected in church alms-boxes for the poor.printed.com rudolph

3. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was invented for a US firm's Christmas promotion in 1938.

4. In Greece, Italy, Spain and Germany, workers get a Christmas bonus of one month's salary by law.

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5.  Although now mostly vegetarian, in Victorian times, mince pies were made with beef and spices.

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