Christmas Fun Facts

Darby Blaylock, Staff Reporter

The holidays are almost here but what’s true and what’s a myth? We have the answers.

Is eggnog really made out of eggs?

Yes, the most traditional recipe contains

  • 12 eggs
  • Milk
  • Heavy/ thickened cream
  • Sugar
  • Ground nutmeg


Are fake trees fireproof?

No. They cause countless house fires every year.  According to a report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 28% of home fires involved a fake Christmas trees.


Do you have to kiss under the mistletoe?

It depends on what you want; it was once said, a couple that kisses under the mistletoe will get married and have a long and happy life. It was also believed that an unmarried woman would remain single for another year.

Have you ever felt sick after the holidays?

According to, leftovers can sometimes be your enemy. Spoilt food is responsible for at least 400,000 cases of post Christmas associated illnesses.

Did you know holiday shopping is also exercising?

Shoppers are likely to walk 5 miles between parking lots and stores.

Did you know seasonal shopping might be a hazard to your health?

Statistics show ( that you will be elbowed at least three times while shopping… Ouch!