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Season’s snippets: Fun facts about the holidays

Season’s snippets

Percent of spending on holiday decorations that goes for inflatable Santas, penguins, and polar bears: 16

Percent of Americans who leave their holiday decorations up all year: 1

Number of books Barnes & Noble collected and donated to needy children during the 2010 holiday season: More than 1 million

Cost of a Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS soft-dart gun, ranked 2011’s hottest Christmas gift by The Perfect Toys website: $45.99

Percent of families who open gifts on Christmas morning: 60

Percent who open them on Christmas Eve: 27

Percent of adults who named “Silent Night” as their favorite Christmas song: 23

Percent who named “The Chipmunk Song:” 6

Percent of Americans likely to watch a Christmas movie during the holiday season: 83

Percent likely to attend a religious service: 66

Approximate amount Americans spend each Christmas season on photos of their children visiting a shopping-mall Santa: $2,255,750,000

Minutes the average adult spends wrapping Christmas presents: 147

Percent of American families who celebrate another December holiday along with Christmas, such as Hanukkah or Kwanzaa: 10

Sources: Men’s Health, Professional Services Close-Up, ThePerfectToys.com, Amazon.com, Squidoo.com, Uberreview.com, Facts.about.org, The Huffington Post.

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