Christmas day as a legal holiday
Alabama was the first state in America to proclaim Christmas day as a legal holiday in 1836.
Oklahoma was the last state to proclaim Christmas day as a legal holiday in 1907.
More Christmas Facts
Bing Crosby's Christmas classic "White Christmas" is the best-selling Christmas song of all time.
Australian priests suggest saying "Happy Christmas" instead of Merry Christmas since "merry" often referred to drinking alcohol.
Christmas trees such a Douglas fir and Evergreen are grown in all 50 states of America.