Christmas in the World (2010)
- Favourite Christmas dishes: 1) USA - Pumpkin Pie; 2) Portugal - Pain Perdu; 3) Spain - Nougat; 4) Germany - Honey Sweets; 5) France - Buche de Noel; 6) Italy - Panettone; 7) UK - Christmas Pudding; 8) Hungary - Beigli.
- Christmas fun facts: 1) World's largest gift. Was the Statue of Liberty. The people of France gave it to the US in 1886. It's 151 feet, 46.5 meters high and weighs 225 tonnes; 2) Xmas cards. 2.1 billion Christmas cards will be sent this
holiday season; 3) Trees. It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical height (6-7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years; 4) Budget. This Christmas presents budget : Holland - €206; Germany -
€270; Italy - €325; France - €366; Spain - €383; UK - €474; USA - €520; 5) Songs. Christmas & music: White Christmas. Song by Bing Crosby was released in 1942 and is considered to be the best selling Christmas song; Jingle Bells.
Was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs; Christmas Caroling. Began as an old English custom called "Wassailing Wishing Neighbors A Long And Healthy Life"; 6) Gifts. Of the presents
received, one in 10 will be broken by the New Year, only 40% will make it to March and just a quarter will be intact by next Xmas.