5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Christmas
Once again, thanks to the website factretriever.com, here's some more trivia fun for your holiday enjoyment.1. Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.
2. Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870.
3. Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.
4. There are two competing claims as to which president was the first to place a Christmas tree in the White House. Some scholars say President Franklin Pierce did in 1856; others say President Benjamin Harrison brought in the first tree in 1889. President Coolidge started the White House lighting ceremony in 1923.
5. President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1901.