- 60s/70s singing ensemble, The Carpenters, were named after Jesus’s Mum and Dad.
- Eskimos have no words for Christmas.
- Couples who buy each other matching sweaters have a problem.
- After WW2 the names of Santa’s reindeer, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Donner, Blitzen und Messerschmitt, were tactfully changed with Rudolf replacing the latter. (But he was no good in a tight turn).
- Eskimos don’t get presents.
- Consuming copious amounts of brussel sprouts, chestnut stuffing,mushy peas and Guinness can lead to family breakdown and a visit from the Fire Brigade.
- At about 10am on Christmas Morning 1897, a lighter than air vessel piloted by Prickard “Balloons” Merryweather, the American adventurer and string magnate attempted to make landfall on the tiny Pacific island of Ooya-Ooya. A passing albatross collided with Merryweather’s conveyance, fatally piercing the gasbag’s fabric. The journal of Dr Felix Kaate- Fude, Ooya-Oooya’s resident missionary states:
“At the start of the second verse of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, our Divine Worship was rudely interrupted by an immense farting sound and I and many others saw what I now know to be Mr Merryweather’s vessel hurtling away through the sky at a very great speed.”
- Prickard Merryweather was never seen again.