Christmas in America

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Christmas in America

  1. 1. CHRISTMAS in America
  2. 2. December 25 th <ul><li>We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ </li></ul>There is a MASS at CHURCH on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Nativity Scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WROBkjlm0Pw&feature=related
  3. 3. CHRISTMAS SYMBOLS AND TRADITIONS
  4. 4. Christmas Tree <ul><li>People go to CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS </li></ul><ul><li>to pick out their favorite tree. </li></ul>
  5. 5. We decorate our Christmas Trees with… GARLAND TINSLE ORNAMENTS LIGHTS
  6. 6. We also use POPCORN AND CANDY CANES to decorate our trees We put a STAR on the top of the tree to symbolize the nativity of Jesus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Hv9YmhGpw&feature=related
  7. 7. <ul><li>Kissing under </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>MISTLETOE </li></ul>Traditional plants Poinsettias We hang STOCKINGS on the chimney Holly
  8. 8. <ul><li>Presents or Gifts </li></ul>We WRAP them and put them UNDER the tree We also send CARDS to Family and Friends
  9. 9. “ Sharing is Caring” Christmas is a time for GIVING THE SALVATION ARMY is an organization that COLLECTS MONEY during Christmas and buys gifts for the poor
  10. 10. Food and Drinks Gingerbread man and house Egg nog and hot cider Nutcracker
  11. 11. We decorate our houses! We put wreaths on our front door
  12. 12. What ABOUT SANTA?
  13. 13. St. Nicholas <ul><li>St. Nicholas, was born in Turkey in the 4th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Devoted his life to CHRISTIANTY </li></ul><ul><li>He is known for his GENEROSITY for the poor. </li></ul>The original Santa Claus
  14. 14. St. Nick <ul><li>Names for Santa TODAY: </li></ul>Jolly Ol’ St. Nick Santa Claus Father Christmas Kris Kringle Santa is a SYMBOL of Generosity
  15. 15. The Story of Santa Santa LIVES in the North Pole He has… REINDEER SLEIGH ELVES
  16. 16. Write letters to Santa We sit on Santa’s lap and tell Him what we want for Christmas IN STORES….
  17. 17. On Christmas Eve Children leave cookies and milk for Santa to eat and then after they fall asleep… ...Santa goes down the CHIMNEY to the houses… … And DELIVERS PRESENTS
  18. 18. <ul><li>Classic Christmas Stories </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YAOYs3ObzI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtwVgOmPNPE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR_8kmOmxyk&feature=related http://www.flixster.com/movie/how-the-grinch-stole-christmas1966 http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/5378610
  19. 19. We also sing Christmas Carols <ul><li>The Twelve Days of Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer </li></ul><ul><li>Frosty The Snowman </li></ul><ul><li>Jingle Bells </li></ul><ul><li>Oh Holy Night </li></ul><ul><li>White Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas </li></ul>And many more! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3iL9KEKBxM&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJHXrFxhV7I&feature=related
  20. 20. Christmas is a time of… <ul><li>Giving </li></ul><ul><li>Being with family and Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrating the birth of Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Joy, Happiness, and Peace </li></ul>“ What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more”. - Dr. Seuss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jQy_ppY2bI “ God Bless us, everyone”.   - A Christmas Carol
  21. 21. http://www. youtube .com/watch? v=qUzIF4eYRkg

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