Day 21 4 SLEEPS – NICE LITTTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 21st December 2018
1 15 – The average age of a Christmas tree when it is sold
2 £38 billion- The total spent by the UK at Christmas
3 230,000 Tonnes – The amount of wasted Christmas food that is thrown away each year
4 300 Million – The number of mince pies eaten over Xmas
5 83 Square km – The amount of wrapping paper sold in the UK every Christmas. That’s approximately 910,000,000 metres enough to go around the world 22 times .
6 60 Million – The number of Christmas trees grown each year in Europe
7 113 Feet – The height of the tallest ever snowman, which was built in Maine, America
8 45.72 Metres – The length of the biggest Christmas cracker ever made. It was also 3.04 meters wide
9 3 – The number Beatles Christmas number 1’s. The band achieved top spot in 1963, 1965 and 1967
10 £10.4 Million – The amount spent decorating the Christmas tree at the Tsunamachi Misui Club, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan in 2002
11 30,000 – The number of participants in the largest ever Secret Santa, organised by Reddit in 2012
12 10 Million – The number of Turkeys cooked in the UK every Xmas
13 32.56 Metres – The length of the longest ever Christmas Stocking. It was also 14.97 meters wide
14 600,000 – The number of letters sent to Santa every year
15 £330 – The average amount a UK adult spends buying Christmas presents
16 5,240 – The typical number of calories in your average Christmas dinner. You’ll consume 7,000 for the whole of Christmas Day and you’ll reach your recommended daily allowance at about 2pm.
17 3:1 – The ratio by which natural Christmas trees outsell artificial Christmas trees
18 1.2 Million – The number of Kindles given as presents at Christmas
19 120,000 Tonnes – The weight of potatoes that will be eaten over Christmas
20 £48,000,000 – The total amount spent on Christmas puddings by the UK
21 62,824 – The record number of Christmas cards sent by a single person in a year
22 16 – The average number of Christmas presents a UK child receives.
23 6 million – The number of rolls of sellotape that will be sold in the UK in the run up to Christmas
24 13% of families in the UK always attend church on Christmas Day.
25 27% of families sit down to watch the Queen’s Speech.
26 8 million natural Christmas trees are consumed by the UK each year.
27 50 million copies worldwide since 1942 The bestselling Christmas single ever is Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, shifting over
28 3.5 million is the numberof copies sold, in Britain of the best-selling festive single by Band Aid of the 1984 track, Do They Know It’s Christmas? Wham! is next in the same year with Last Christmas, selling 1.4million.
29 £300,000 is the amount of royalties from Last Christmas earned per year. The first year’s royalties were given to Band Aid, and since 2012, George Michael had donated ALL his royalties from the song to charity.
30 £250k is earnt by Paul McCartney every year from his Christmas song, which is widely regarded as the worst song he ever recorded.
31 £375,00 is the average amount of royalties Mariah Carey makes per year from All I Want For Christmas and the Pogues make about £400,000 from Fairytale of New York. But top of the tree are Slade, who are reckoned to earn £500,000 per year from Merry Christmas Everybody,
32 £805.97 is the figure the average home will splash out at Christmas; on food and drink, travel, decorations and presents, with the latter accounting for 58.5 per cent of the budget.
33 520,800,000 chocolates will be eaten, nationwise over Christmas
34 390,600,000 glasses of wine and fizz will be drunk nationwide on Christmas Day equaling 6 for every person.
35 6 the number of brussel sprouts eaten per person Christmas day totalling 390, 600,000 as a nation
36 5 the number of mince pies eaten per person at Christmas, totalling 325,500,000 nationwide
37 4 pigs in blankets eaten on Christmas Day per person, which totals 260,400,000 cooked nationwide
38 3 Christmas puddings eaten per person, amounting to 195,300,00 consumed nationwide
39 66 hours and 44 minutes the average Briton spends preparing for Christmas , a survey shows – the equivalent of almost two working weeks in a full time job.
40 £7,000,000 is the cost of the most expensively dressed Christmas tree erected and displayed by the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 16 to 29 December 2010
41 194,672 is the most lights lit simultaneously on a Christmas tree and was achieved by Kiwanis Malmedy and Haute Fagnes in Malmedy, Belgium, on 10 December 2010.
42 6 million US$ are spent during the holiday season on ugly Christmas sweaters in the USA.
INSPIRATIONAL CHRISTMAS QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind. Valentine Davies, “Miracle on 34th Street”
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PICTURE BOOK
- Santa Selfie by Peter Bently
- Santa’s Wonderful Workshop – Elys Dolan
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK For 5+ READERS
Miracle On 34th Street by Valentine Davies
Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days: 12 Days, by Jeanette Winterson
A RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVER
Star Wars Annual 2019
The First Noel
Home Alone (1990)
HAPPINESS AT CHRISTMAS IS…
Happiness at Christmas is…when the Christmas tree lights all light up when you turn them on for the first time this year.
IT’S GRANDAD’S CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE OF THE DAY
What do snowmen have for breakfast? Snowflakes
AT CHRISTMAS LOVE IS…
At Christmas Love is…is a gift
CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
Early Christmas Morning – Cyndy Lauper
Highest Chart Position: Did not Chart. It was from her sixth studio album and first Christmas album, “Merry Christmas…Have a Nice Life” (1998). Written by Lauper along with Jan Pulsford in 1996. It was only officially released in Japan. The track now appears on several Christmas compilation albums in the United Kingdom.
A CHRISTMAS ALBUM
A Christmas Gift For You – Phil Spector
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Friday 21st December 2018
Short Story Day
Don’t Make Your Bed Day
Dalek Remembrance Day
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Short Girl Appreciation Day
Look On The Bright Side Day
Crossword Puzzle Day
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