The song “Jingle Bells” was written in 1857 and was originally supposed to be a song for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.
The poinsettia plant was introduced to the U.S. from Mexico by Joel Roberts Poinsett, botanist, physician and U.S. ambassador to Mexico in the 1800s.
On Christmas Eve at noon in 1914, British and German troops staged an unofficial truce and sang songs and even exchanged gifts of cigarettes and plum pudding in “No Man’s Land,” the otherwise deadly area between each side’s trenches.
In Mexico and Guatemala, the poinsettia is known as “Flower of the Holy Night, Christmas Eve.”
MAY YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON OF PEACE AND JOY