The Lighter Side
December 01, 2014 Published by Rajesh Goel
December is known around the world as a family time of celebration honoring cultures, religions and tradi-tions that have been with humanity for hundreds of years. See below for a mix of the weird and wonderful facts about this magical month!
- An almanac prediction states that if snow falls on Christmas Day, Easter will be warm, green and sunny.
- The name December comes from the Latin decem for “ten,” as it was the 10th month in the Roman cal-endar.
- December 12th is Poinsettia Day.
- Saint Nicholas, who would eventually be called San-ta Claus, was originally the patron saint of children, thieves and pawnbrokers!
- December 28th is considered by some to be the un-luckiest day of the year.
- The first artificial Christmas tree was made in Ger-many, fashioned out of goose feathers that were dyed green!
Four-year-old Johnny was eating a hot dog when he dropped it on the floor. He quickly picked it up and was about to take another bite when his mom said, “No, Johnny, you can’t eat that now it has germs.”
Johnny pondered the thought a moment and replied, “Jesus, germs, and Santa Claus – that’s all I ever hear about and I haven’t seen one of ’em yet!”