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Lucie Syrová. * General facts * Great Britain – gifts * Great Britain – Christmas Day * Great Britain - Boxing Day * The USA – gifts * The USA – Christmas.

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1 Lucie Syrová

2 * General facts * Great Britain – gifts * Great Britain – Christmas Day * Great Britain - Boxing Day * The USA – gifts * The USA – Christmas Dinner * The USA – other traditions

3 * Xmas * holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ * Christmas Eve – 24th December * Christmas Day – 25th December * typical decorations are Christmas tree, holly, mistletoe, fairy lights, bright coloured ornaments, tinsels, wreaths on the door * first commercial Christmas card produced in London in 1843 * Christmas cards sent in large numbers in both Great Britain and the USA

4 * Christmas Eve reserved for office parties * stockings hung on the bed * Father Christmas / Santa Claus on a sledge drawn by reindeers * plate of carrots for the reindeers and minced-pies for Father Christmas prepared by children * gifts unwrapped on Christmas Day

5 * Christmas dinner at midday – roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberries, parsnips, and roast potatoes * Christmas pudding – very rich, made with lots of dried fruit, eggs, suet and little flour * coin (wealth), ring (wedding) and thimble (work) stirred into the batter * Christmas crackers containing toys, jokes and a paper hat pulled during the meal * Queen's Speech on the TV and radio

6 * December 26 * people used to give money and small presents to milkmen, dustmen, postmen or servants * these presents kept in Christmas boxes * beginning of pantomime season – theatre show based on fairy tales with music and dancing

7 * houses decorated after Thanksgiving * Christmas stockings hung to be filled with small presents, larger gifts placed under the Christmas tree * a glass of milk and plate of Christmas cookies for Santa Claus is left nearby * time of opening the gifts according to each family's tradition

8 * roast turkey with stuffing, ham, roast beef or goose * mashed potatoes, squash, roasted vegetables and cranberry sauce served * variety of sweet pastry - pumpkin pie, plum pudding, fruitcake, apple pie * coconut cake, pecan pie, and sweet potato pie – in the South * egg nog sprinkled with cinnamon

9 * Nativity play * Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and elaborate animated department store windows in New York City visited by tourists * Hanukkah – Jewish festival of lights * Kwanzaa – African-Americans remember their ancestors and culture

10 * Christmas card. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * Christmas dinner. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * Christmas worldwide. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z:

11 * BRONZINO. Adoration by the shepherds. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: onzino.jpg * EN:USER:CGROS841. Christmas cracker. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * MR.GUM???. An animated GIF of Santa Claus on a reindeer. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * ELF. En:Christmas stockings hung on the fireplace. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * ALSANDRO. Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza, New York, In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z:


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