7 Interesting Facts about Christmas That You Didn't Know ...

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There are a lot of interesting facts about Christmas that a lot of people don’t know. Even though Christmas is full of all sorts of familiar traditions, like leaving cookies out for Santa, carving the ham or drinking eggnog, there are some things that can seem a bit curious to some people about this famous holiday. Everything from the Christmas tree to Santa’s reindeer has a story, so take a look at a few interesting things you may not know about the holiday below. Here are 7 intriguing facts about Christmas that you didn’t know:

1. Rudolph’s Nose

One of the funniest and most curious facts about Christmas that most people don’t know revolves around Rudolph’s nose. A team of Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system. Also, most of Santa’s reindeer have male-sounding names but male reindeer shed their antlers around Christmas, so Santa’s reindeer are probably female or castrati.

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