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December Holiday & Christmas Fun Facts

Published June 07, 2007        by Nicole

The US Postal Service will deliver over 20 billion pieces of mail between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

According to the US Census Bureau, US Christmas tree farmers will earn over $485 million in sales during this holiday season.  Over 20 million cut trees will be purchased this Christmas season with the state of Oregon being the largest supplier. Of course, those trees need to be decorated and what could be better than Christmas ornaments. The US imports over $605 million worth of Christmas ornaments from China to meet the US demand for decorations.

The $3.2 billion game and toy industry thrives during the Christmas holiday season. Nearly 50,000 shopping malls are distributed across the US.


According to Hallmark Research, Christmas is by far the biggest holiday for greeting cards. An estimated 1.9 billion Christmas and holiday cards will be sent to family, friends and loved ones during the December holiday gift season.


Skiing and snowboarding are the most popular winter time sports. Followed by ice hockey and cross country skiing.


Need some help getting in the Christmas spirit?  Consider a trip to Christmas, Florida or to Christmas Island which is an Australian territory in the Pacific Ocean.