Ripley's Believe It or Not by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for December 25, 2013

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 10 years ago

    So Christmas has been going on in the home of the free and land of the brave for 143 years?! Wow. Merry Christmas, “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” readers.

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member about 10 years ago

    One time I saw a chukar, a kind of partridge, in a pear tree.

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    noreenklose  about 10 years ago

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

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    Frogman_tg  about 10 years ago
    Merry CHRISTmas one and all!!!
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    Space_cat  about 10 years ago

    We’re smearing ourselves with mud and burning the entrails of a sacrificed animal tonight in celebration of…. What’s this I hear about a “Pagan ritual?” Sounds like fun!

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    GokaiGold  about 10 years ago

    Merry Christmas, Ripley’s fans! which country beside America celebrates Christmas first before 1870’s?

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    edclectic  about 10 years ago

    So, it was never really Christmas in the U.S. until the government made it official?

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    Stephen Gilberg  about 10 years ago

    Plus, the lyrics imply a new partridge on each day, two new turtledoves on each of 11 days, etc. In 1995, students estimated a $300K total.

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    Fuzzy Thinker Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Some researchers hypothesize that persecuted Christians chose to celebrate the birth of Jesus when the other faiths were celebrating their big days so the Christian’s activities would be inconspicuous.

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