ENGLISH CHRISTMAS



English Christmas Presents

English Christmas The United States is so multicultural that you will find many different ways of celebrating Christmas, here all nations and traditions blend together: the Christmas trees from Germany, the carols from England and Australia, Santa Claus with his red suit from Scandinavia, the Santa's arrival through the chimney story from the Netherlands, the story of the sleigh drawn by reindeer from Switzerland and the traditional parades from Latin America.

The Christmas feast in England is very similar to the Christmas celebrations of other European countries. The houses are decorated with lights and Christmas garlands, also in every home a Christmas tree is decorated by the family with lights, baubles, fairy and tinsel. A star or an angel is placed on the top of the tree.

The children send letters to Father Christmas and hang their stockings at the end of the bed or on the fireplace. According to legend if the children have been good their stockings will be filled with candies. The same tradition exist in USA, after hang a stocking in the fireplace the children go to bed early not without leave a cookie for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph. At midnight Santa comes and leaves candy in the stockings and gifts under the Christmas tree.

English Christmas   Every year during the Christmas time the people enjoy watching the traditional A Christmas Carol in their televisions, a truly wonderful story about of how an old miser finds the true spirit of Christmas.

Another tradition is that the families visit to see a Pantomine, a play of a fairy tale which involves the participation of the audience.


Other traditions are:
English Christmas Food and Drink

For the dinner, the table is decorated with candles and crackers, all the family gather to enjoy with a traditional Christmas Dinner. The Christmas dinner is the main meal.

English Christmas Dinner The traditional English and British dinner includes: But also it can include , Dundee cake, Chocolate Yule log, trifle, stuffing, bread sauce, pigs in a blanket, gravy, and Pheasants. A popular superstition surrounded this traditional Christmas pudding, it is said the dessert should be prepared with 13 ingredients to represent Christ and his disciples. During the preparation of the pudding every member family should stir the pudding with a wooden spoon by turns, this in honor of the Three Kings. Dropped a silver coin into the dessert mixture is a popular believe too. The wealth, happiness and health will reach to the person who finds the coin when the pudding is cut.

For drink we have: English Christmas Cake In USA, for Christmas dinner special dishes are prepared:
The traditional desserts are: The traditional drinks are: But also it can include mixed nuts, pumpkin pie, Persimmon pudding, Russian tea cakes, Lefse, marzipan, Panettone.

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English Christmas Carols Lyrics
Santa Claus is coming to town

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list,
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who's naughty and nice.
Santa Claus is coming to town

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

O! You better watch out!
You better not cry.
Better not pout, I'm telling you why.
Santa Claus is coming to town.
Santa Claus is coming to town.

Silent night

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, All is bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy Infant so Tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight!
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heavenly hosts sing Al-le-lu-ia!
Christ the Saviour is born!
Christ the Saviour is born!

Silent night, holy night!
Wondrous star, lend thy light!
With the angels let us sing
Alleluia to our King!
Christ the Saviour is here,
Jesus the Saviour is here!

Silent night, Holy night!

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Santa Claus is coming to town


Silent night


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