Category Archives: Christmas

Bethlehem: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Bethlehem. Bethlehem is a city in the West Bank, an area that was once part of Israel, is now part of the Palestinian Territories. It has a population of about 25,000 and attracts many tourists. The city is one of the oldest in the world, having been inhabited since at… Continue Reading

Who was Good King Wenceslas?

Good King Wenceslas is the name of a Christmas carol. The lyrics tell the story of Good King Wenceslas going out in the cold weather to help a poor person on the Feast of Stephen. The character in the carol is based on a real person – Wenceslaus I, a 10th century Duke of Bohemia.… Continue Reading

Brussels Sprouts: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are members of the cabbage family of vegetables, along with kale and collard greens. The tiny vegetables typically measure between 2.5 and 6 cm in diameter. The ancient Romans grew Brussels sprouts, and they were also widely grown in Belgium from the 13th century, giving them… Continue Reading

What are Santa’s reindeer called?

According to Christmas tradition, the sleigh of Santa’s Claus is pulled by a team of nine reindeer. These reindeer are magical and they are able to fly. The Names of Santa’s Reindeer Dasher Dancer Prancer Vixen Comet Cupid Donder Blitzen Rudolph (the Red-Nosed Reindeer) The reindeer (except Rudolph) are mentioned in the poem Twas the… Continue Reading

10 Interesting Facts About Christmas

Here are some facts about Christmas. Christmas has been celebrated for over 2,000 years to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. However, long before Jesus was born, the middle of winter has traditionally been a time for celebration. In the United States, Christmas has been a recognized holiday since 1870. An estimated 2.1 billion people… Continue Reading

Christmas: Facts, Information and Resources

Welcome to the Christmas section of Primary Facts. Below you will find links to all of our Christmas themed resources and fact files. 10 Christmas Facts Victorian Christmas Snowflake Facts North Pole Facts Reindeer Facts What are the names of Santa’s reindeer? What is Frankincense? What is Myrrh? Robin Facts Facts About Snow Christmas Card… Continue Reading

Facts About Snowflakes

Here are some snowflake facts. A snowflake is a collection of ice crystals which falls through the earth’s atmosphere. They are formed when water droplets freeze around particles of dust or pollen, forming ice crystals. As they fall towards the Earth’s surface, the ice crystals combine with other ice crystals, forming snowflakes. Humidity, air currents… Continue Reading

Christmas Tree Facts

Here are some facts about Christmas trees. Trees were first decorated to celebrate Christmas in 15th century Europe, although nobody really knows why. It may be that the evergreen tree symbolized eternal life. The Christmas tree as we know it today became popular in 18th century Germany, and spread to other European countries. Britain’s Queen… Continue Reading

Victorian Christmas Facts and Information

The celebration of Christmas was very important to the Victorians. Here are some facts about the different traditions and activities associated with Christmas in Victorian times. At the beginning of the Victorian era Christmas was hardly celebrated at all in Britain. However, by the end of the period, it was considered to be the biggest… Continue Reading