happy [data driven] holidays from EXVERSION


This holiday season we wish you all the best. Here’s a few fun facts about all things holiday.

1. The five most popular xmas carol words in order are christ, king, born, night, joy.

2. Rudolph is the most influential reindeer, having 8x the influence of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.

3. Your best chance of a white holiday is in Northern Minnesota with a >90% chance of there being snow.

4. In 2013 Thanksgiving and Chanukah overlapped, the last time this happened was in 1918, except for Texas where it happened in 1945, and 1956. It will theoretically happen again in 2070.

5. The most expensive hotel to spend New Year’s Eve in is the Royal Suite at the Burj al Arab in the United Emirates at $72,000 including taxes. Ouch!

All the best, and again, happy holidays,