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FACT#39!! The Macy's Day Parade, held on Thanksgiving began in 1924. In the1st parade, Santa Claus didn't come on a float, but was "crowned" "King of the Kiddies." on the Macy's balcony at the 34th St. store entrance. 1/4 million people watched, so Macys declared it an annual event. The first balloon - Felix the Cat in 1927. The parade stopped during WWII, because rubber and helium were scarce, resuming in 1945. After being featured in the 1947 film, Miracle on 34th St., it became…

5-Ingredient Raspberry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies - Ridiculously simple, and people will fight each other for the last one on the plate. Also good drizzled with a little melted white chocolate to up the fancy factor.

CHRISTMAS FACT #11!! Clement Clark Moore, a 19th Century college professor, wrote "Twas the Night Before Christmas in 1922 for his family, his inspiration for Santa a chubby Dutch sleigh driver who took them on a sleigh ride. A friend had it anonymously published, but he denied writing it for nearly 15 years because he thought it was beneath his talents. Of course it became a huge hit! So don't underestimate your talents! Put on your cap or kerchief and dream. Don't settle for only…

CHRISTMAS FACT #50!! The "Twelve Days of Christmas" is not just a song about extravagant gifting! It was originally written in 1780 to help the Catholic children in England remember different articles of faith during the persecution by Protestant Monarchs. It was more of a chant or rhyme and was not set to music. The tune is from a 1909 arrangement of a folk melody by English composer Frederic Austin, who first introduced the "five gold rings". For more: facebook.com/LBGlitterGirl

CHRISTMAS FACT #43!! Do you know what the most popular snack is that is let for Santa? It is an Oreo! This could be due to the fact that over 9.1 billion Oreos are sold each year! There is no real date recorded, but it is believed that the tradition of leaving a snack for Santa started sometime in the 1930’s. Children who have been “naughty” leave them as a last minute bribe for Santa. Where children who are “nice” leave them as a way of thanking Santa for all of his hard work on Christmas…