Noel - Christmas in France
Noel is the word which is used in place of Christmas in France. The word was derived from the French phrase "les bonnes nouvelles" which means "the good news" and it refers to the gospel.
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Poet Clark Moore is credited with naming Santa's reindeer; Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Dasher, Doneder, Prancer, and the most famous reindeer, Rudolph.
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.
Bing Crosby's Christmas classic "White Christmas" is the best-selling Christmas song of all time.