Where did Santa Claus Originate?

In a newspaper ad. Santa Claus first appeared as a recognizable entity was in a newspaper ad for toys and "gift books" in the mid 19th century (Source: Inc.)

How Much Would the Twelve Days of Christmas Cost?

$1.3 million.
The big challenge is getting the lords to leap in unison. This accounts for about $100k per lord, with an extra $100k to cover the birds, rings, milkmaids, and so forth.

"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" Wasn't Always So Merry

The ever-popular song was originally sung, loudly and repeatedly, by crowds of rowdy, lower-class servants demanding booze from their masters... or else. I.e. "We won't go until we get some!" (Source: Inc.)

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