SANTA SAYS "WELCOME HO-HO-HO"
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride In
a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way; Oh!
what fun it is to ride In a
one-horse open sleigh…
SOMETHING TO KNOW ABOUT
Christmas is an annual commemoration of the
birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed
cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by
billions of people around the world.
Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a
worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For
two millennia, people around the world have been
observing it with traditions and practices that are both
religious and secular in nature.
Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of
the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose
teachings form the basis of their religion.
Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating
Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with
family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa
Claus to arrive. December 25–Christmas Day–has been a
federal holiday in the United States since 1870.
Christmas Day is celebrated as a major festival
and public holiday in countries around the world
Christmas celebration comprises of decorating home
with flowers, lights, candles etc…
Decorating Christmas tree with gifts and chocolates
Cooking traditional meals for family & drinking wine
Listening to music and dancing, carols
The traditional colors of Christmas decorations
are red, green and gold.
Along with decorating a Christmas tree, the interior of a
home may be decorated with flowers, along
with garlands and evergreen foliage.
The display of Christmas villages has also become a
tradition in many homes during this season.
The outside of houses may be decorated with lights and
sometimes with illuminated sleighs, snowmen, and other
Other traditional decorations
include bells, candles, candy canes, stockings, wreaths
A special Christmas family meal is traditionally an
important part of the holiday's celebration, and the food
that is served varies greatly from country to country.
Some regions, such as Sicily, have special meals for
Christmas Eve, when 12 kinds of fish are served.
In the United Kingdom and countries influenced by its
traditions, a standard Christmas meal includes turkey or
goose, meat, gravy, potatoes, vegetables, sometimes
bread and cider. Special desserts are also prepared, such
as Christmas pudding, mince pies, and fruit cake.
In Poland and other parts of eastern Europe and
Scandinavia, fish often is used for the traditional main
course, but richer meat such as lamb is increasingly
In Germany, France, and Austria, goose and pork are
favored. Beef, ham, and chicken in various recipes are
popular throughout the world.
The Maltese traditionally serve Imbuljuta tal-Qastan, a
chocolate and chestnuts beverage, after Midnight
Mass and throughout the Christmas season.
Slovaks prepare the traditional Christmas
bread potica bûche de Noël inFrance, panettone in Italy,
and elaborate tarts and cakes.
The eating of sweets and chocolates has become popular
worldwide, and sweeter Christmas delicacies include the
German stollen, marzipan cake or candy, and Jamaican
rum fruit cake.
As one of the few fruits traditionally available to
northern countries in winter, oranges have been long
associated with special Christmas foods.