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  • 1. S: A TM A GIC IS F MA CHR AL O TIV FES
  • 2. SANTA SAYS "WELCOME HO-HO-HO" Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way. Oh! what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh. Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way; Oh! what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh…
  • 3. SOMETHING TO KNOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS  Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world.  Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature.
  • 4. CONTD…  Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion.  Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. December 25–Christmas Day–has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.
  • 5. DECORATED HOMES ON CHRISTMAS
  • 6. CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS  Christmas Day is celebrated as a major festival and public holiday in countries around the world  Christmas celebration comprises of decorating home with flowers, lights, candles etc…  Decorating Christmas tree with gifts and chocolates  Cooking traditional meals for family & drinking wine together  Listening to music and dancing, carols
  • 7. DECORATED CHRISTMAS TREE AND GIFTS
  • 8. DECORATIONS  The traditional colors of Christmas decorations are red, green and gold.  Along with decorating a Christmas tree, the interior of a home may be decorated with flowers, along with garlands and evergreen foliage.  The display of Christmas villages has also become a tradition in many homes during this season.
  • 9. CONTD…  The outside of houses may be decorated with lights and sometimes with illuminated sleighs, snowmen, and other Christmas figures.  Other traditional decorations include bells, candles, candy canes, stockings, wreaths and angels
  • 10. TRADITIONAL CUISINE  A special Christmas family meal is traditionally an important part of the holiday's celebration, and the food that is served varies greatly from country to country.  Some regions, such as Sicily, have special meals for Christmas Eve, when 12 kinds of fish are served.  In the United Kingdom and countries influenced by its traditions, a standard Christmas meal includes turkey or goose, meat, gravy, potatoes, vegetables, sometimes bread and cider. Special desserts are also prepared, such as Christmas pudding, mince pies, and fruit cake.
  • 11. CONTD…  In Poland and other parts of eastern Europe and Scandinavia, fish often is used for the traditional main course, but richer meat such as lamb is increasingly served.  In Germany, France, and Austria, goose and pork are favored. Beef, ham, and chicken in various recipes are popular throughout the world.  The Maltese traditionally serve Imbuljuta tal-Qastan, a chocolate and chestnuts beverage, after Midnight Mass and throughout the Christmas season.
  • 12. DESSERT AND WINE
  • 13. CONTD…  Slovaks prepare the traditional Christmas bread potica bûche de Noël inFrance, panettone in Italy, and elaborate tarts and cakes.  The eating of sweets and chocolates has become popular worldwide, and sweeter Christmas delicacies include the German stollen, marzipan cake or candy, and Jamaican rum fruit cake.  As one of the few fruits traditionally available to northern countries in winter, oranges have been long associated with special Christmas foods.
  • 14. AS TM IS R H C RD A C

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