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By the Numbers: Holiday Facts and Stats

Bu the NUMBERS HOLIDAY EDITION Amount of snow, in inches, that fell in the Phoenix area on Dec. 21-22, 1990, giving residents what they deemed a "White Christmas." 12 Height, in feet, of sulganiyot - fried jelly donuts - pyramid erected in Israel in 1997 and then fed to soldlers 22,8 Height, in feet, of the world's largest dreidel, at Beth Ora Synagogue in Montreal 86 Weight, in pounds, of world record-setting turkey. Named Tyson, the bird was born and raised in London and auctioned off for charity in 1989. $475,000 Cost of 'The House of Creed Bespoke Fragrance Journey,' one of the featured items in this year's Neiman Marcus Christmas book fantasy gift list. Pricey? Not when you're buying for that special someone what has everything - except a signature scent. $15,80a Cost in 2012 of edible gingerbread playhouse from Dylan's Candy Bar in New York; alas, this item is no longer offered. Ч6 Million: number of turkeys eaten in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day each year Million: approximate number of viewers who tune in to "A Christmas Story" over the course of TBS's 24-hour marathon on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Length, in miles, of the strands of lights that adorn New York City's Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center Should auld acquaintance be fongot, 1788 Year that Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote the lyrics to New Year's Eve classic "Auld Lang Syne" SO Miles per second that Santa must travel in order to make it to all 90 million homes that are expecting him on Christmas Eve $489. billion Amount that economists predict American consumers will spend this holiday season %24 11875 Weight, in pounds, of the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year's Eve |

By the Numbers: Holiday Facts and Stats

shared by WorldCar on Nov 18
The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are all about love and hope and family and charity. The holiday season can’t be reduced to cold, hard statistics … or can it? Let’s give it a shot:


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