A few interesting Christmas tree facts…
The most expensively decorated Christmas tree was valued at just under £7,000,000 and was erected and displayed by the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 16 to 29 December 2010.
Items of jewellery studded with scores of precious stones are draped on the tree’s branches, along with more traditional baubles and lights.
Rather than decorating a traditional Conifer, New Zealanders decorate the Pohutukawa tree at Christmas.
According to the Guinness world records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 212 foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Centre in Seattle, Washington.
Real Christmas trees outsell artificial Christmas trees in the UK by a ratio of 3:1.
And so they should, obviously.
Who earns the most royalties from their Christmas songs?
Well, Mariah Carey makes about £375,000 per year from All I Want For Christmas and the Pogues make about £400,000 from Fairytale of New York.
But top of the tree are Slade, who are reckoned to earn £500,000 per year from Merry Christmas Everybody.