Trafalgar square Christmas tree
The Christmas tree displayed in Trafalgar square in London is an annual gift to the UK from Norway since 1947. The Norwegian spruce given is a token of appreciation of British friendship during World War II from the Norwegian people.
More Christmas Facts
US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world's presents on Christmas Eve, travelling at 650 miles a second.
Nearly 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe.
The abbreviation Xmas isn't irreligious. The letter X is a Greek abbreviation for Christ.