13th December: Christmas Facts

What's Dan got in his shop today?


It’s Day 13, yes 13, ofΒ our Advent Calendar on Fun Kids! As you know, Dan’s opened an Advent shop – giving out presents, advice and top Christmas tips to Fun Kids presenters.

Today,Β he’s got some Christmas facts!

Click play above to listen to today’s Advent episode!

Here are some more…

  • Many parts of the Christmas tree can actually be eaten, with the needles being a good source of Vitamin C. Urrgh!
  • The largest Christmas cracker – 45.72m long and 3.04m in diameter – was pulled in Australia in 1991.
  • Jingle Bells was the first song broadcast from space when Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra sang it on December 16, 1965.
  • The bestselling Xmas single ever is Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, shifting over 50million copies worldwide since 1942.
  • SinceΒ 1947 Oslo has sent an Xmas tree to London to thank us for our help in the Second World War.

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