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In many countries of the world, people will purchase all kinds of Christmas gifts and food before the celebration of Christmas on December 25th, whether in the store or the mall are decorated on the colored lights and shiny decorations, especially the Christmas trees which will be decorated with lights and Christmas ornaments. Many more people also decorate garden trees or house walls with colored electric lights.In the December 24 that night, people will prepare a wonderful dinner to celebrate Christmas with friends or family, then people also report good news to go to church and prepare confectionery for choir. In many countries, most people will make a Christmas greeting cards to their friends and family, and these cards will be hung on the walls of their homes.
Australia is one of the countries comes from the southern hemisphere, temperature in Australia often keep 30 degrees Celsius during Christmas season, you can see a youngster walked around topless and a girl wearing short skirts everywhere, the shop windows decorated with winter snow or Christmas ornaments and the Santa Claus in red jacket, I think this is the unique Holiday picture from Australia. Playing with the tide is one of the unique way to Celebrate Christmas in Australia, many families enjoy swimming in pools or playing Cricket. Traditional Christmas dinner includes turkey, ham and pork, Australians love to have their Christmas dinner at midday on a local beach, and it is so romantic.
Every year at Christmas day will bring heavy snow in central France, it makes the France more pure and fresh, a white Christmas is an auspicious. In France, the manger is the most distinctive symbol of Christmas, because the legend that Jesus is born in the manger next. Christmas in France is called ‘No?l, every household will prepare a Christmas tree decorated with red ribbons or white wax candles, and fir trees in the garden are also decorated with lights on all night.
Christmas is a time of family reunion in France, gifts and candy for children, gifts for the poor, Midnight Mass, and le Réveillon. The celebration of Christmas in France varies by region. Most provinces celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December, and in eastern and northern France, the Christmas season begins on 6 December. They will sing Christmas songs to praising Jesus, you must drink and enjoy champagne and brandy which is a traditional French Christmas wine.
The custom of Christmas in Britain and Germany is very similar, they all love to drink beer and eat roast goose, and they would prefer to travel in the Christmas holiday.
Germans would decorate their houses with the little wooden frames holding electric candles in their windows at Christmas, and colored pictures of paper or plastic. They will prepare an ‘Adventskranz’- a wreath of leaves with four candles, as we know, the Advent means ‘coming’ that is the 4 week period before Christmas. Even most homes will also have little wooden ‘cribs’ – a small model of the stable where Jesus was born, with Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and animals.
In England, English have dinner at midday to early afternoon on Christmas day, it is mandatory to wear the Christmas cracker hat at the dinner table for the duration of the meal. Christmas dinner will prepare traditionally roast turkey and trimmings. Often there is additional roast pork and apple sauce along with the turkey. Christmas pudding is the traditional Christmas desert that is served with silver coins. The house in England would decorated with paper streamers, the Christmas tree usually has Christmas lights that flash on and off.
Finland on December around Christmas is in full bloom of violets which hidden in the white earth, Finnish people would clean their houses ready for the three holy days of Christmas – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. Fir trees are cut and taken to homes by sleds on Christmas Eve and are decorated beautifully, candles are lit on the Christmas tree which is decorated with apples candies, paper flags, cotton and tinsel etc.
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In many countries of the world, people will purchase all kinds of Christmas gifts and food before the celebration of Christmas on December 25th, whether in the store or the mall are decorated on the colored lights and shiny decorations, especially the Christmas trees which will be decorated with lights and Christmas ornaments.