By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

25 Facts About Christmas That Even Santa Doesn’t Know… I’m Moving To Norway.

Christmas is just a few weeks away, and many of us are knee deep in tinsel, wrapping paper, and Christmas cookies. Given that this time of year is particularly busy, it's important that we all take time to sit back, relax, and do a little leisure reading -- and if you're looking for something to keep you entertained, you're not going to want to miss these.

Below are 25 strange and fascinating facts about one of the world's biggest holidays, from the origin story of Santa to which president was the first to put a Christmas tree in the White House. Put your holiday responsibilities aside for a moment and enjoy these festive tidbits -- #23 is definitely surprised us.

#1. Until 1836, Christmas was illegal in the United States. Until then, it was considered a pagan holiday.

#2. According to Facebook data analysis, the weeks before Christmas is the most popular time for couples to break up.

#3. Approximately one million letters are addressed to Santa each Christmas. The address? "H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada."

#4. During the Christmas season, almost 28 LEGO sets are sold each second.

#5. Norwegians pay only 50% of their usual tax in November, so everyone has more money for Christmas.

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