Thomasville Scene December 2018 - January 2019 - Page 92

| fun facts | Holiday countdown Metro Creative There has never been a better time to start think- ing ahead to plans for turkey-roasting and gift-wrap- ping. To put anyone in the holiday mood and prime for planning, check out these holiday fun facts. • While it takes an average of seven hours to cook a turkey, the average time spent eating the meal is just 16 minutes. • About half of all Americans say it doesn’t matter how people greet them around the holidays, with “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” being non-preferential. • Nine in 10 Americans say they celebrate Christmas. • Canada is a net exporter of fresh-cut Christmas trees. In 2016, the country ex- ported close to two million trees. • Coca-Cola is largely responsible for the red coat and ensemble Santa Claus wears. The company made the image popular in its 1930s advertisements. • “Jingle Bells” originally was a Thanks- giving song, and it was first performed by composer/organist James Lord Pierpont at his church’s Thanksgiving concert. • The highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time is “How the Grinch Stole Christ- mas,” starring Jim Carrey. 175228-1 Seafood Restaurant Seafood Platters & Old Fashioned Burgers (Next to Stallings Dodge) Phone: (229) 226-5377 • Fax: (229) 226-8402 Email: • 92 December 2018 - January 2019 Thomasville Scene Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! (229) 233-8886 110 Commerce Park, Dr • Thomasville, GA 31757 Greg Glover - Owner 715 SMITH AVE. THOMASVILLE, GA 31792 174491-1 2115 Smith Ave. Thomasville, GA 229-236-5656 174776-1