The Christmas tree became popular in Englandin 1841 when Queen Victoria’s husband princeAlbert, brought a Christmas Tree fromGermany and put it on the Castle.The Christmas tree is decorated with balls,stars, bells, lights… An angel is usually put on the very top of thetree.
The Christmas dinner is the mainChristmas meal and it is usually eatenat the mid-day or early afternoon.It includes a roast turkey, potatoes andsausages, tiny sausages wrapped in Roast Turkeybacon…For dessert there’s always a rich, fruitypudding in flaming brandy. Cranberry Sauce Roast Potatoes
This is the favourite day for children. Theywake up very early in the morning tofind their stockings have been filled byFather Christmas and excitedly unwrapthe presents before going to the sittingroom.
From 1870 children have hung upChristmas stockings at the ends of their bedsor along the mantelpiece above the fireplace.Today, children still hang Christmas stockingsor bags up ready for Father Christmas, who willhopefully fill them up with presents, if thechildren have been good.
Traditionally a Christmas cracker is placed next to each plate on the Christmas dinner table.When the crackers are pulled out, falls acolourful party crown, a toy or gift and afestive joke.
Who’s this guy in the red suit?In Wales, he’s Father Christmas, or Santa to some. In Belgium, he is de Kerstman. In France, he is Père Noel. In Brazil, he is Papai Noel.In Hungary, he is “the winter Grandfather”. In Russia, he is Father Frost.
How we celebrate might change, butthe reason we celebrate does not.People all over the world celebrateChristmas for the same reasons. The Birth of Jesus