The Christmas tree drinks a liter a day
During the first week that you place a real Christmas tree in your house, it needs just under a liter of water a day to stay beautiful. Of course we all water the Christmas tree too little, so it loses its needles much faster. 60 million Christmas trees are grown worldwide every year, especially for Christmas.
The peak refers to the star of Bethlehem
Even though you see it less and less often, it is still a special moment for many families when the peak is placed on the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is ready. Often a star or an angel is used here. Both of course have a link with the Christmas story. The star is the Star of Bethlehem that showed the way to the stable (actually it is a cave) where baby Jesus was born.
How did second Christmas day start?
Work has to be done on Christmas Day. This was the case at least at the end of the Middle Ages for the service staff of wealthy families. They just had to work. That is why Boxing Day was created in a number of European countries. On that day they were given free time to visit family. The staff often lived at home with their employer and were counted among the family. They did not often see their own family. On Boxing Day they received food for their family. This concerned a whole package with good food and drink products. The Christmas gift and the giving of gifts arose from these customs.
Chances of a white Christmas are very small
According to the KNMI, the chance of a white Christmas coming is seven percent. When we had a thick layer of snow in 2009, that had not happened for 28 years. Extra special so that it hit again in 2010.