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Top 10 Reasons for the Holiday Season

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Don’t you just love this time of year with all of its festive cheer?

Snow covered trees, jingle bells and Santa riding on his sleigh. Saint Nick works so tenaciously during the night before Christmas Day.

Cotton Candy wants to help you and yours celebrate the reasons for holiday season.

Reason No. 1:  Gift giving

Fun Fact: More diamonds are sold around Christmas than any other time of the year. Maybe this fact gives the man in your life some fun ideas. After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Reason No. 2: Singing Christmas carols

Fun Fact: The popular Christmas song “Jingle Bells” was first written for Thanksgiving. And if you received all of the gifts listed in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, you’d receive 364 presents.

Reason No. 3: Rudolph, the red-noise reindeer

Fun Fact: Rudolph, was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930’s for a holiday promotion.  Looks like the idea stuck.

Reason No. 4:  Watching traditional Christmas movies by the fire

Fun Fact: The classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” appears on television more than any other holiday film.

Reason No. 5:  Enjoying the play “A Christmas Carol”

Fun Fact: Charles Dickens’ original choice for Scrooge’s statement “Bah Humbug” was “Bah Christmas.”  Dickens’ iconic work was written in just six weeks.

Reason No. 6: Time to enjoy special moments with family and friends

Jingle Bells

Fun Fact: Christmas became a national U.S. holiday in 1870.

Reason No. 7:  Holiday decorations

Fun Fact: Electric lights for trees were first used in 1895.

Reason No. 8: Decorating the Christmas tree

Fun Fact: Christmas trees are edible. The needles on pines, spruces and firs are actually a good source of Vitamin C, and the pine cones are a good source of nutrition. But don’t try it on our account.

Reason No. 9: Santa Claus

Fun Fact: The Coca-Cola Company was the first beverage to use Santa Clause for a winter promotion.

Reason No. 10:   Jesus Christ

Fun Fact: Christmas is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus. In Greek, “X” means Christ. That is where the word “X-mas” comes from, contrary to the popular belief the “X” is used to remove “Christ” out of Christmas.

Written by: Cotton Candy Editors

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