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Мирзаханова Мирослана Миргамзаевна МБОУ гимназия № 37 г. Махачкала
Content: What is Christmas? Christmas Eve A Christmas Carol Christmas Lunch History of the Christmas Festival Christmas Tree Christmas cards Christmas dinner
“What is Christmas?” Christmas Day, December 25, is probably the most popular holiday in Great Britain. It is a family holiday. Traditionally all relatives and friends give each other presents. They decorate their houses in the traditional way that is the Christmas trees are set up in houses, in the streets and churches. The Christmas trees are always decorated with fairy lights, angels and small toys. In addition little packets with nuts, candies and special biscuits are hung on the tree. Presents are put under the Christmas tree.
On the eve of the Christmas children hang their stockings so that Santa Claus could put presents into them : oranges, sweets, nuts and if the child didn't behave properly Santa Clause can put there a piece of coal as punishment.
Santa Claus got his name from a man known as St.Nickolas who lived in Asia in the fourth century. He gave his wealth to the poor and often to children. After he died the Dutch brought this legend to colonial America. Soon the Dutch name became Santa Claus.
Carol singing is an essential part of Christmas. Carols may be traditional or by known composers they can express different feelings. Usually children come around in the evening to the front doors and start singing carols and the people living in these houses give children candies, nuts, pies and so on, to thank them for carol singing. Today we shall present such famous Christmas carols as “Ring the bells”, “We wish you a merry Christmas” and others.
A typical Christmas lunch includes turkey with cranberry sauce and pudding. Every young woman in each house cook a special Christmas dinner. Usually a coin or two are hidden inside the pudding and part of the fun is to see who finds it. After the lunch they go to the sitting room to listen to the Christmas speech of the Queen, shown on TV or sing Christmas carols.
Christmas is the main public holiday in Britain. This Christian Holy day is held on the 25 th of December in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ. People usually spend time with their families. They often see it as a time of merry-making and present – giving, wishing each other a merry Christmas and happy new year. On Christmas Eve some people go to a special church service called Midnight Mass at 12 o’clock at night.
People put presents under Christmas trees decorated with coloured balls, fairy lights, tinsel and baubles. The Christmas Tree became popular in England in 1841 when Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert brought a Christmas tree from his native Germany and put it Windsor Castle. Every year people of Norway send a Christmas Tree to London. It stands in Trafalgar Square, in front of the National Gallery and is beautifully decorated.
The traditional meal consists of turkey served with potatoes and vegetables. This is usually followed by Christmas pudding. If the pudding is made at home, Some people like to hide a coin in the Christmas pudding and make a wish, whoever gets the piece of pudding with the coin in on Christmas day is especially lucky and their "pudding wish" will come true! Other traditional food include mince pies and Christmas cake.
At 5 o’clock it’s time for tea and Christmas cake.
Christmas Cards are a part of Christmas celebrations. The tradition of sending Christmas cards appeared in People send them to congratulate their relatives and friends.
Oh! You'd better watch out, You'd better not cry, You'd better not pout I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town! He's making a list, Checking it twice, Gonna find out who's naughty or nice, Santa Claus is coming to town! He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you are awake. He knows if you've been bad or good, So be good for goodness sake! Oh! You'd better watch out, You'd better not cry, You'd better not pout I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town!
I’m a little snowman, white and fat. Here is my pipe and here is my hat. I have got buttons: one, two, three Will you count them with me? Don’t throw the snowballs at my hat, If you do, I will turn around, And pick some snow up from the ground, Make a ball or may be two And then throw snowballs back at you!
When Christmas is celebrated ?
What was traditionally hidden in British Christmas puddings?
Who wrote the famous book “A Christmas carol”? A. Charles Dickens B. Ronald Dahl C. J. R. Tolkien Try again!
What do people in the traditionally eat at Christmas?
I promise to be very very good! I promise to do the things I should, I promise to make my bed each day, I promise to put my things away! I promise not to throw my socks on the floor! I promise to put my socks in the drawer. I promise to do my homework right! I promise not to stay up late at night! I promise to listen to my Mum and Dad, I promise not to do anything bad!