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Christmas time

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Christmas time

  1. 1. Christmas time in English-speaking countries Ana Arias Castro
  2. 2. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA •Most people in the United Kingdom and the United Stares are Christians and, therefore, they celebrate Christmas every December.
  3. 3. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA •Christmas in England is celebrated on the 25th and 26th December.
  4. 4. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA •24th December is also called Christmas Eve. •Children all over the country prepare biscuits and milk for Santa Claus and hay for the reindeer, as Santa will bring gifts for them that night. •Many churches have candle mass, at midnight.
  5. 5. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA •25th December is Christmas Day. •Traditionally children find presents from Santa Claus in the stockings hung at the fireplace. •Families usually gather for Christmas dinner together.
  6. 6. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA •A typical Christmas dinner has roast turkey, potatoes, vegetables and Christmas pudding.
  7. 7. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA •26th December is also called Boxing Day. •Families usually visit friends and children go to their neighbours’ houses singing carols. They are often given sweets or money.
  8. 8. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA •Typical Christmas decorations include: –A Christmas tree –Candles and lights –Balls, stars and angels –Paper chains and ribbons –Holly, ivy and mistletoe
  9. 9. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA •The Christmas tree at the Rockefeller center in New York is one of the most famous as it has appeared in many films.
  10. 10. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA •Santa Claus is a traditional character, probably a mixture of European traditions and inspired by St. Nicholas. •His present-day clothes were first designed for a Coca-Cola advert. •He is supposed to have a sleigh pulled by nine reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen and Rudolf, who is the most famous.
  11. 11. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA •Shopping is now a pagan tradition about Christmas. •Most of us buy presents for our family and friends. •The shopping season already begins with Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) in the USA.
  12. 12. Christmas in the United Kingdom and the USA Merry Christmas Most pictures have been taken from en.wikipedia.org

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