Rob Lowe stars as Robert Layton in “The Christmas Shoes,” which was first a song, novel, and play before being made into the TV Christmas movie.
Differing greatly from his regular law-based story lines, “Skipping Christmas” is a novella written by John Grisham. Grisham also co-wrote the screenplay for “Christmas with the Kranks.”
Citing conservation and environmental concerns, Theodore Roosevelt banned having a Christmas tree in the White House. This event has even been retold in “A Christmas Tree in the White House,” by Gary Hines.
Having no beginning and no end, the Christmas wreath was given its circular shape to symbolize eternity.
The Christmas pickle ornament stems from the old American tradition in which the first child who finds the pickle ornament on Christmas morning will receive a special gift.
He wants his two front teeth so he can “wish you ‘Merry Christmas.'”
In 1966, Karloff narrated the ever popular “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
In the Christmas special, “Frosty the Snowman,” the magic hat belongs to Professor Hinkle.
The Christmas elf’s name is Hermie.
The Victorian novelist is Charles Dickens, who wrote these famous stories along with many other Christmas tales.