14th December: More Christmas Facts

Dan's got all the facts!


It’s Day 14, of 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, he’s got some more Christmas facts!

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

Here are some more…

  • There are 13 Santas in Iceland, each leaving a gift for children. They come down from the mountain one by one, starting on December 12 and have names like Spoon Licker, Door Sniffer and Meat Hook.
  • Gold-wrapped chocolate coins commemorate St Nicholas who gave bags of gold coins to the poor.
  • In Greece, Italy, Spain and Germany, workers get a Christmas bonus of one month’s salary by law.
  • London sweetmaker Tom Smith created the first Christmas crackers in 1847, based on the sweet wrapper design.

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