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Christmas and New Year Traditions
Christmas Day The 25th of December is Christmas Day. It’s a happy holiday for many people in many countries.
Christmas Tree People usually buy a Christmas tree and decorate it with toys, coloured balls and little coloured lights.
Greeting cards. People send greeting cards to all their relatives and friends.
Christmas card Not all Christmas traditions are old. The first Christmas card was made in 1842 by an English painter John Calcott Horsley who sent that card to one hundred of his friends.
Presents On Christmas Eve when children go to bed they put their Xmas stockings over the fire-place.
Father Christmas At night Father Christmas comes. He has got a big bag of presents for children. He puts the presents into the children’s stockings.
Rudolf Usually Santa travels in his sleigh. The Red-Nosed Reindeer Rudolph pulls Santa in his sleigh.
Christmas Food For Christmas people eat traditional food: turkey, potatoes and green vegetables. Then they have the Christmas pudding. At 5 o’clock it’s time for tea and for Christmas cake.
Christmas candles Candles at Christmas go back to old times. People believed that their light helped him to forget the darkness of winter.
Boxing Day The day after Christmas is called Boxing Day. This is so because Santa puts presents in boxes. Day is on December 27. In past times it was the traditional day to give presents to servants.
Trafalgar Square Every year there is a very big Xmas tree in the centre of Trafalgar Square. This is a present from the people of Norway to the people of Great Britain.
Christmas holidays Every year after Christmas children have Christmas holidays.
The 25th of December is a) Christmas Day b) New Year c) Boxing Day
On Christmas Eve people put their presents under the … a) bed b) table c) New Year Tree
Father Christmas puts his presents … a) under the New Year’s tree b) in bags c) in children’s stockings
Every year there is a big New Year’s tree in … square a) Trafalgar b) Times c) Red
The New Years Tree is a present from people of … to the people of Great Britain. a) Norway b) Russia c) America
For Christmas dinner the English eat … a) pizza b) hamburgers c) turkey
The day after Christmas is … a) New Year b) Boxing Day c) Mother’s Day