Break out the egg nog and put on your happy smile it’s Chrrrrrrrristmas!!!
The wait is over, the shopping is done and the prime rib is smelling delicious! Christmas is the most beloved of all holidays, and with Christmas comes some staggering statistics!
- $34 billion — Value of retail sales by electronic shopping and mail-order houses in December 2010, the highest total for any month last year.
- $27.2 billion: Retail sales by United States department stores in December 2010. December 2011’s figures are still going strong.
- $2.5 billion: The value of U.S. toy imports, including stuffed toys, puzzles and electric trains from China between January and September 2011.
- $983 million: The value of United States imports of Christmas tree ornaments from China between January and September 2011.
- 312 million+: The country’s projected population as we bring in the New Year.
- 21.6 million: Amount of real Christmas trees purchased in the U.S. for the 2011 holiday season.
- 12.9 million: Amount of artificial Christmas trees purchased in the U.S. for the 2011 holiday season.
7 Fun Facts about “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is undoubtedly one of the Christmas Classics that will surely be cherished for generations to come. Dr. Seuss’s story of the Grinch, his plot to end the best of all holidays, and the lesson he learned about the true spirit of Christmas is beloved by young and old, to watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” click here, and after that, come back for 7 things you may not know about the whimsical tale.
1. The man who sang the famous Grinch song in the animated movie, Thurl Ravenscroft, is the voice of Tony The Tiger!
2. Tim Burton was almost the director of the live-action version, but had a conflict with another movie.
3. Eddie Murphy and Jack Nicholson almost got the role of The Grinch.
4. The prosthetic makeup Jim Carrey wore made him feel so uncomfortable he needed counseling from a Navy SEAL on torture-resistance techniques.
5. Jim Carrey’s yellow contact lenses were so uncomfortable that he couldn’t always wear them. Some shots of his eyes were colored in post-production.
6. After The Grinch leaves Whoville a second time in the live-action movie, the camera shows a statue of an elephant – this is a reference to Horton Hears A Who.
7. Anthony Hopkins was the narrator of the live-action movie and recorded all of the narration in one day.
Coca-Cola and Christmas are a tradition dating back several generations, let’s take a quick look at some of the facts and history of their epic union……
Before we wrap up this post, it’s important that I share a moment from my family with yours, hope this fills your holiday with joy! -EE