21 Christmas facts that could blow your stockings off

Janna Herron

Tis the season of good cheer: Fun gifts, time with your family and a much-needed day off. That wasn't always the case. It wasn't until 1870 that Congress declared Christmas a national holiday under President Ulysses S. Grant.

That's not all you may not know about Christmas. Bone up on these 21 facts to share with friends and family by a warm fire with Grandma's eggnog.

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