Religious Symbols & Decorations
Jesus in a Manger
3 Wise Men
American Traditions: Food & Drink
Popular December foods are cookies,
gingerbread men, peppermint candy canes, and
Everyone gets together with their family on the
24th and 25th and eat big meals together which
include turkey or ham.
Decorating for Christmas
Most people decorate their houses with
lights and other Christmas symbols.
Cities also decorate along main streets and
It is popular to drive around town to look at
Everyone has a Christmas
tree in their house in
There are many tree farms
in America and many
people go there to cut
down real trees.
Families decorate the tree
Story of Santa Claus (“St. Nick”)
Santa is a man who lives in the North Pole
with his wife, “Mrs. Claus”, and elves who
help him make toys for children. He has no
children of his own.
He makes toys all year and every Christmas
Eve he gives them to good children