10 Things You Don’t Know About Christmas: 7-10

I have composed a list of 10 new things and oddities about Christmas that you probably don’t know about but definitely should.


With Christmas approaching quickly, everyone is busy decorating their homes, watching their favorite movies, and partaking in their own unique traditions. The varying staple traditions of Christmas come far and between, so it’s not surprising that people often get a bit bored with the same things. After reading this article series, I hope you will have some new traditions for you and your families to enjoy!

7. “Wonderful Christmastime”

Many people would agree that Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” is a playlist must-have. Our high school concert band even played it for their concert last night. While it grosses over $400,000 a year, Paul McCartney considers “Wonderful Christmastime” to be one of the worst songs he ever wrote. Hopefully he’s seen how much the rest of the world likes it and has since changed his feelings towards the song. At the very least, he’s given us a great holiday song to belt out at Christmas time. 

8. Ralphie’s Parents

We’ve all seen “A Christmas Story” and know all of the iconic scenes. Ralphie and his family are a staple part of our Christmas movie lists. What many of us fail to realize, though, is what his parents’ names are. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go rewatch the movie to find them, because Ralphie’s parents were never actually given names. They’re simply called “Old Man Parker” and “Mother Parker.” Even though they don’t have names, their quotes will be in our heads forever.

What’s your favorite quote of theirs?

9. Lots of Lego

Lego is always an extremely popular Christmas present. Most of us can confidently say that we’ve gotten Legos for Christmas on more than one occasion. Well, as it turns out, a lot of us are still getting legos because almost 28 sets of Legos are sold every second during the holiday season. This includes lego friends, holiday packs, architecture packs, lego city, and advent calendars. That’s a whole lot of Lego! 



10. Bicycle for Christmas

Bicycle, the U.S. playing card company, created Christmas-themed cards to give all the prisoners of war being held by the Nazis in Germany during World War II as presents. When soaked in water, these cards revealed a secret message for the prisoners. Put all the cards together, and you have an escape route. These simple-looking playing cards saved hundreds of soldiers’ lives.

And the best part: the Nazis never knew. Talk about a poker face. 

If you missed it, here’s #1-3 and #4-6!