Facts about Christmas Eve

Facts about Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve on December 24th marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve.

To mark the day, here are 6 interesting facts about Christmas Eve.


The Christmas Eve meal is not served in Hungary until a twinkling star is seen in the sky. Christmas Eve Facts

Streets are closed on Christmas Eve in Caracas, Venezuela so people can roller skate to church. Christmas Eve Facts

In Icelandic folklore, the Yule Cat (Jólakötturinn) will eat anyone who does not receive new clothes by Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Facts

The first-ever singing commercial was aired on Christmas Eve, 1929, for Wheaties Cereal. Christmas Eve Facts

The holiday classic, "The Night Before Christmas," was first published as an 1822 poem entitled, "An Account Of a Visit From St. Nicholas." Christmas Eve Facts

Legend has it, if you sit under a pine tree on Christmas Eve, you can hear angels singing. Christmas Eve Facts
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