It is celebrated on the 25 th of December. It is celebrated on the 25 th of December.. It is the greatest holiday in Britain. holiday in Britain.
In Britain people have many interesting Christmas traditions. In Britain people have many interesting Christmas traditions.
This is the big dinner people eat on Christ- mas Day. They eat Christmas pudding for Christmas dinner. The dinner ends with mice pies.
Christmas pudding was made many years ago. Now it is the highlight of Christmas dinner. Children often put holly on the pudding. Traditionally a coin is placed into the pudding. It brings good luck to a person who finds it.
A turkey is a traditional Christmas bird. People eat it on Christmas Day.
People use holly and mistletoe to decorate their homes. But there are many other decorations at Christmas.
They use holly to decorate their homes during the dark cold winters. It is an evergreen plant with sharp pointed leaves and berries.
It is an evergreen plant with small leaves and small white berries. On Christmas Eve there is a bunch of mistletoe in every house. Under the bunch boys kiss girls.
People put a Christmas tree into the middle of the room and decorate the evergreen tree. They place a large shining star at the top of the Christmas tree and many bright shining balls from top to bottom.
Christmas Eve is on the 24 th of December. On this day everybody is very busy and in a hurry. Offices close at 1 oclock, but the shops stay open late.
It is a piece of wood which people burn in the fire- place on Christmas Eve.
On Christmas Eve people like to light candels. If there are children in the family, they often have Christmas crackers. When you pull a cracker,it makes a bang and inside there is usually a Christmas hat, a small toy and a pie- ce of paper with a joke on it.
In the evening of the 24 th of December children hang their stockings on their beds or put them under the Christmas tree. A Christmas stocking is not a real stocking. It is big and beautifully decorated. Father Christmas puts presents into them.
He has a white beard and white and red clothes. He is always merry.
He comes from the North Pole and brings presents for children.
He comes into childrens homes on Christmas Eve.
Boxing Day comes after the Christmas Day. It is on the 26 th of December. This day people do not go to work. They visit friends or go to the theatre. Everybody gives and receives Christmas cards and Christmas boxes.
People in Britain like the Christmas Day, because they have holidays, get and give very beautiful presents. Their homes look very nicely, they are decorated with many Christmas things. All the people are happy and merry.