By the Numbers




14 —Number of inches of snow on December 22, 1963, the maximum depth recorded in Memphis

25 — Number of years a properly preserved fruitcake can age and still be edible

47 percent — People who say they'd toss a fruitcake in the trash without pause

1841 — The year that J.W. Parkinson, a Philadelphia merchant, hired a man to dress in a Kris Kringle suit and climb the chimney of his store, starting the department store Santa tradition

17 — Number of decorated trees in the White House in 2006

215 — Average number of days per year the temperature dips below zero at the North Pole

1996 — Year Adam Sandler released the hilarious "Chanukah Song"

1957 — Year Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas hit the shelves

1966 — Year A Charlie Brown Christmas hit the airwaves

1906 — First year of New York City's Times Square celebration featuring the famous "ball drop" at midnight

700 pounds — Weight of the original ball

2000 — Year the ball was redesigned by Waterford Crystal

4 — Heisman Trophy winners who have played in the annual Liberty Bowl

61,497 — Attendance record for the Liberty Bowl, set in 1991 when Air Force beat Mississippi State

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