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Christmas In The Us

Christmas In The Us



Want to know how Christmas is celebrated in the States?

Want to know how Christmas is celebrated in the States?



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    • CHRISTMAS Elizabeth Therese Gaughan English Language Assistant IES La Arboleda American Traditions
    • History of Christmas
      • The historical root of Christmas is religious: the birth of Christ.
      • Today, Christmas isn’t religious for all Americans. Many non-Christians celebrate Christmas as a secular holiday.
      • Is this the same in Spain?
    • Christmas Activities
      • Decorating the Christmas tree
      • Christmas shopping
      • Viewing Christmas light displays
      • Seeing Santa at the mall
      • Going to parties
      • Baking cookies
      • Following Advent calendars
      • Caroling
      • Listening to Christmas music
      • Watching Christmas movies and TV programs
    • Traditional TV Shows
      • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
      • Frosty the Snowman
      • A Charlie Brown Christmas
      • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    • Santa Claus
      • Dates back to Saint Nicholas
        • 4 th century Greece
        • Famous for giving gifts to the poor
      • The modern American image of Santa comes from an 1823 poem.
      • Santa lives at the North Pole with his wife, Mrs. Claus .
      • Elves work in Santa’s workshop making presents for children all year long.
      • Santa is always watching and writes children’s names on his “ Good List ” or “ Bad List ”.
      • The night of December 24 , Santa flies around the world with his magic reindeer to deliver presents to children.
    • My Family’s Traditions
      • On Christmas Eve (December 24), we go to Mass then have a turkey dinner at home.
      • After dinner, everyone opens one present, which is always a new pair of Christmas pajamas.
    • My Family’s Traditions
      • We set out our stockings for Santa to fill.
      • My dad reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
      • The kids write short letters to Santa and leave the letters with cookies and a glass of milk.
    • My Family’s Traditions
      • In the morning, we wake up early to see if Santa visited us during the night.
      • First we open our stockings, then we open presents.
      • Even the pets get presents!
      • We spend the whole day at home enjoying our gifts, eating, and watching Christmas programs on TV.