Christmas is one of the most important celebrations of the year for the
western countries. It falls on the twenty- fifth of December and has the same
importance as Chinese New Year to people with English backgrounds. The
celebration is for the birth of Jesus Christ, who is the son of God in
Christianity. Now days Christmas is no longer only celebrated by the Christians,
but by most people from all over the world.
On the twenty- fourth of December everyone gets excited for it’s the day
before Christmas which is called Christmas Eve. The children are usually sent to
bed early and are warned that “Santa Claus will only come and give you a present
if you be good.” The younger kids actually believe that Santa will come down the
chimney on the sleigh that’s pulled by his reindeers. Food like short bread and
beer are prepared for Santa when he comes, however most times parents just eat
them. Some children put socks and sacks up for the holding of the presents (that
their parents put in).
Rise and shine on Christmas morning! The children are always the first ones
to wake up, some even do at four. Present wrappers everywhere! They look into
their presents with a big smile on their face and oh dear….I hope no one’s
disappointed. I feel sorry for anyone that got pink underwear. Children play
while dinner is prepared by the adults. The Christmas dinner are usually eaten
together by relatives. The tradition of Christmas pudding and roosters are
usually eaten with deserts afterwards. The rest of the day is usually games and
fun before the good days all come to an end.
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
On the night before Christmas, all across the world, millions of children
will be tucked in their beds while visions of sugarplums dance in their heads.
When they awake they will check their stockings to see if Santa Claus has
Santa Claus has become the most beloved of Christmas symbols and
traditions. The image of the jolly old elf flying in a sleigh pulled by
reindeers and leaving toys and gifts for every child is know worldwide.
Just like the season of Christmas, the history of the origins of Santa
Claus is influenced by the customs and cultures of many countries, beginning in
Asia Minor sometime around the 4th century AD. It was here that Bishop Nicholas
became renowned for his exceptional generosity, especially to the very young.
Many years later he became known as Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of
As time went on, adults began to dress in the manner of Saint Nicholas,
dressed in Bishops vestments and carrying a staff., to re-enact the kindness of
the saint. They went from house to house, asking if the children who lived there
had been well behaved. In response to these visits, the children left their
shoes outside the doors of their houses so that next morning they might find
them filled with sweets and trinkets.
An Anglo-Saxon version eventually evolved and was known as Father
Christmas. His character was a mixture of the Saint Nicholas and earthly
perceptions of the gods Thor and Saturn. He wore robes decorated with ivy and
holly and carried a switch to threaten unruly children, as well as a bag of toys
to reward the well behaved.
Christmas is a time for miracles.It is also a time when the dull things of
daily life and the forecast of human hature gives way to a spiritual
awakening.Allow me to share with you one truly wonder of Christmas.
Our miracle story comes from an incident that occurred in Flanders,
Belgium, at the dawn of World War I. On December 24th ,1914, German and English
troops faced each other from the relative safety of their ditches across which
no man’s land lying between them. Suddenly, the silence was broken, not by
gunfire, but by the strains of Silent Night arising from the German position. It
wasn’t long before the English troops responded with a Yuletide hymn of their
own. Then an amazing sight surprised the eyes of the English soldiers. A German
soldier holding a small tree arranged with lighted candles began to walk across
the land toward the English lines. This miraculous scene occasioned the
declaration of a truce followed by English and German troops greeting one
another, exchanging small gifts and singing songs of Christmas. Word of this
incredible phenomenon reached the High Command of both sides.
On Christmas Day, both armies moved from their positions to engage in the
killing of war at other battlefields. However, on Christmas Eve 1914 on a field
in Flanders, there was Peace on Earth.
Christmas is a truly amazing phenomenon. The day and season perpetuate a
miraculous, historical event as an annual presence that challenges an often
rough, cruel, and egotistical creature — the human being — to become open and
amenable to their Creator’s vision. The great miracle of Christmas continues in
the performance of humane acts, moral honesty, and in the spiritual awareness of
millions struggling to lead a life of grace.
The name of Christmas is short for “Christ Mass”. Christmas is a Christian
holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. In 4th century is a holiday
for the church. By the 12th century, Christmas had become the most important
religious festival in Europe. In 19th century, two Christmas customs became
popular-decorating Christmas trees and sending Christmas cards to relatives and
friends. Many well-known Christmas songs were written during this period.
For most people who celebrate Christmas, this is a special holiday for
gathering of family and friends, enjoying delicious foods, and giving gifts. A
traditional Christmas dinner in American includes stuffed turkey, mashed
potatoes and so on. One of the most important Christmas traditions is receiving
gifts from Santa Claus. Today, Santa Claus brings presents to children in many
countries, including the Unites States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia
Christmas is the biggest festival in the western world, which people all
over the Christian countries celebrate. It is on the 25th day of each December.
Christians consider it as the birthday of Jesus Christ. But now many customs and
habits are beyond religious meaning, The Christmas season begins five or six
weeks before the exact holiday. There is always a shopping boom during this
period. So it's really a happy season for shop owners.