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27. They Don't Open Presents On Christmas Day
The British royal family's last name hasn't always been "Windsor." In fact, that's a relatively new name that has only been in use for a little over a hundred years. King George V changed the name of the British royal family from the German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor in a proclamation in 1917. This was done due to the growing anti-German sentiment during World War I, which increased to dangerous heights when air raids began to strike London and a school bombing took place in the East End. As a way to distance themselves from their German roots, the royal family Anglicized their name.

But in modern times, the royal family honors their German heritage by opening their Christmas presents on December 24. They gather in the "Red Room" at tea time, and pounce on the pile of presents then.