Mistletoe means something very unromantic in German.
When you're searching for non-controversial conversation starters for around the dinner table or anytime that one family member wants to start something (we've all got 'em), these Christmas facts will come to your rescue. They also make great trivia fodder for a fun holiday game night, even if yours are via video call this year. We all probably already know there's a lot more to Christmas than finding and then unwrapping gifts (see our gift ideas for 2020!), donning Christmas sweaters and finding Christmas decorations that make the house look like Santa's workshop. It’s an age-old celebration with centuries of tradition and meaning behind virtually every aspect of the holiday that will have even the holly jolliest of us saying, "Huh! I never knew that!"
From the religious observations you may already look forward to every year to pagan origins and some facts that are just entertaining, we guarantee you'll learn something from this list. Take a breather from the frenetic pace of the holiday season check this list twice. Maybe you’ll even get inspired to write some of them in your family’s annual Christmas letter or card or give your social media posts some flare.