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

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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 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. mince pies

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


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