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Christmas in america. Traditions and culture

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Christmas in america. Traditions and culture

  1. 1. CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA Traditions and culture
  2. 2. What does x-mas stands for Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas . Christmas for American people is special time of the year.
  3. 3. HOW DO AMERICANS CELEBRATE X-MAS? People from different countries celebrate Christmas in various ways. People in the United States and Canada decorate their homes with Christmas trees, wreaths and ornaments. City streets are filled with colored lights; the sound of bells and Christmas carols can be heard everywhere.
  4. 4. CHRISTMAS TREE The Christmas tree is usually one of the first decorative signs that the Christmas holiday season has arrived. These evergreen trees may be natural or artificial and are decorated with all types of baubles, lights, tinsel, garland and ornaments to suit each family or organization's particular taste.
  5. 5. LETTERS TO SANTA Children write letters to Santa Claus and tell him what presents they would like to get. Many department stores hire people to wear a Santa Claus costume and listen to children's requests. People send Christmas cards to relatives and friends. Many companies give presents to their employees.
  6. 6. SANTA'S PRESENTS Many children believe that Santa Claus arrives on Christmas Eve in a sleigh pulled by a reindeer and brings presents. Some children hang up stockings so Santa Claus can fill them with candy, fruit and other small gifts.
  7. 7. PEOPLE AND CHURCH Many people attend church services on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. They listen to readings from Bible and singing Christmas carols.
  8. 8. TRADITIONS In many parts of the United States and Canada groups of people walk from house to house and sing Christmas carols. Some people give singers money or small gifts or invite them for a warm drink.
  9. 9. DINNER A traditional Christmas dinner consists of stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and a variety of other dishes. Some families have ham or roast goose instead of turkey. Pumpkin pie, plum pudding, and fruitcake are favorite desserts.
  10. 10. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING Feel free to ask questions

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