Christmas Facts You Didn't Know You Needed to Know

While a lot of us are familiar with the story of Christmas, and where certain traditions come from, there are some other rather quirky facts about the holiday that you probably didn’t know, and may be surprised to find out. Well, Buzzfeed is here to help. The site just came out with a list of somewhat odd tidbits related the holiday, including the fact that the artificial Christmas tree was invented by a toilet company. Other odd facts include: the 12 Days of Christmas song translates into 364 gifts; a goat farmer once claimed his goats produced more milk when they listed to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” in Ireland, children leave a pint of Guinness for Santa instead of milk and cookies and from 1647-1660 it was a crime to celebrate Christmas in Boston. 

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