5 Christmas facts for you for the last 5 days of advent:
1. The abbreviation Xmas isn't irreligious. The letter X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.
2. Boxing Day gets its name from all the money collected in church alms-boxes for the poor.
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.
5. Although now mostly vegetarian, in Victorian times, mince pies were made with beef and spices.