Saint Nicholas of Myra, the original Santa Claus, was the patron saint of children, thieves and pawnbrokers.
Based on previous surveys, 17 percent of you will embarrass yourselves in some way at your office Christmas party.
A Mongolian wild ass can run 8 mph faster than a reindeer.
It's Donder, not Donner.
Christmas pudding should be stirred from east to west.
56 percent of Americans sing holiday carols to their pets.
53 percent of Americans plan to "re-gift" this year.
The average American takes six months to pay off holiday credit-card bills.
1 in 3 men will wait until Christmas Eve to finish their shopping.
1 in 6 men would like to get rid of all the "gift-giving nonsense."
A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.
On Christmas Eve in 2001, the Bethlehem Hotel had 208 of its 210 rooms free.
It's "God rest ye merry, gentlemen," not "God rest ye, merry gentlemen."
There are 1.76 billion candy canes produced every year.
December is the most popular month for nose jobs.
Average wage of a mall Santa: $11 an hour. With real beard: $20.
Pogonophobia: the fear of beards.
There are currently 78 people named S. Claus living in the U.S. -- and one
Kris Kringel, a man in his 40s, lives in North Pole, Alaska, and delivers pizzas for a living. He drives a 1984 Ford Tempo.
Weight of Santa's sleigh loaded with one Beanie Baby for every kid on
earth: 333,333 tons.
Number of reindeer required to pull a 333,333-ton sleigh: 214,206 --
Based on a 1999 estimated population count of North America and Europe, on Christmas Eve of that year Santa Claus had to visit 42,466,666 homes in a 12-hour period -- that's 983 homes per second.