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Incredible Christmas Statistics and Facts

By | source:Here Dec 22nd, 2021

Here is everything you need to know about Christmas is one easy graphic. This data visualization is packed with Christmas statistics and facts…

What do Americans do for Christmas?

Christmas started out as a religious holiday, but has become a huge part of American culture regardless of religious affiliation. So how do Americans celebrate Christmas?

  • 95% of Americans celebrate Christmas in some way.
  • 93% exchange gifts.
  • 74% go to Christmas parties with family and/or friends.
  • 65% attend religious services.
  • 88% put up Christmas trees in their homes.

Christmas trees are a surprisingly big business. Each year 25-30 million real Christmas trees are purchased, and 8-12 million artificial Christmas trees are bought for home display. In fact, 350 million future Christmas trees are being grown in the United States today on farms in order to sell during future holiday seasons.

Where are most of these Christmas trees produced? Christmas trees are actually grown in all 50 U.S. states, but the largest producers are Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

Interesting Christmas Facts

Now lets look at some mind blowing facts about the scale of the Christmas season and how it impacts different areas of the economy.

  • Americans send 1.5 billion Christmas cards annually.
  • 30 percent of the population visits a post office during the holidays.
  • The U.S. Postal Service sells over 1.3 billion winter holiday stamps each year. This is 10 percent of the stamps sold annually.
  • American military stationed overseas receive 30 million pounds of holiday mail each year.
  • The U.S. produces 1.76 billion candy canes each year.
  • If all the Christmas lights used in the U.S. each year were laid end to end they would stretch 167,000 miles and could circle the earth nearly 7 times.

Christmas is without a doubt the biggest holiday in the United States, and accounts for a significant portion of economic activity in each calendar year. Merry Christmas to everyone!