It is the most important festival of the year. People celebrate the birth of Christ. Everyone starts to look for presents. Carol-singers can be heard on the streets. Most families decorate their houses and have a Christmas tree in the front room.
Everybody gives presents to relatives and friends. Children leave stockings at the end of their bed. Father Christmas come down the chimney during the night. Some children leave a drink and a mince pie for Father Christmas and some vegetables for his animals. All the family have special Christmas dinner.
After breakfast they open their presents around the tree. In the evening, people eat cold meat, and Christmas cake, fruits and nuts. Children leave a stocking for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. Before they start to eat their dinner, they pull crackers. At 3 oclock, many people in Britain turn on their television. They usually wake up very early on Christmas Day.
Holly brings good luck! Putting a silver coin in the pudding is to bring wealth, health and happiness to whoever finds it. If spinster or bachelor finds a ring in the pudding, it means marriage.