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Gallery of Humor: Christmas

Christmas Facts & Trivia

It's all true!

Some people wise up and abandon the Santa gig after one year, but not Dayton C. Fouts. He has been playing Santa Claus every year since 1937. He played the jolly old elf for 55 years in Harvey, IL before heading south to Tucson, AZ to continue the tradition.

Tanglin Mall in Singapore erected a Santa that stood 51 feet high and 36 feet wide and weighed in around 2.76 tons. It was on display from November 10, 1996 to January 3, 1997.

In March of 1995, Ohkura Village in Yamagata, Japan erected a snowman that was 96 feet tall.

In December of 1950, the Northgate Shopping Mall in Seattle, Washington erected a 221 foot tall Douglas fir christmas tree.

The largest Christmas party involved 103,152 people and was held by the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington on December 15, 1979. The party was held in the 65,000 seat Kingdome and required two seperate shifts to get everyone into the Kingdome.

In December of 1975, Werner Erhard of San Francisco, California set out to mail a few Christmas cards. He sent out 62,824 of them. If the same fete were to be attempted today, at 37 cents for a first class stamp, Dale would have to spend $23,244.88 in postage, or hope to heck he could get a bulk rate discount.

Looking for a vacation? You might consider popping off to Holiday World in lovely Santa Claus, Indiana. It features rides, water slides and shows.

The United States Postal Service has a free service available so that people can have their letters cancelled at the North Pole. In order to take advantage of this service:

  • Address and apply proper postage to each article to be mailed.
  • Place the letters or packages in a large, durable envelope or container.
  • Include a note requesting that the items should be postmarked to the North Pole.
  • Mail the items to:
    North Pole Cancellations
    US Postal Service
    5400 Mail Trail
    Fairbanks, AK 99709-9998
  • All items will be postmarked, "Season's Greetings, North Pole AK 99705"


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