Christmas Day is the biggest festival in the western countries.It is on December 25, the birthday of Jesus Christ.Before the festival, every family will buy a Christmas tree, and put it in the middle of the living-room. And their houses look more soft and beautiful.
On Christmas Eve, children always hang up their Christmas stockings and hope Father Christmas will come to put presents in them. In fact, their parents put the presents in their stockings.
How interesting it is! On Christmas Day, people say "Merry Christmas" to each other.
Christmas is the biggest festival in the western world, which people all over the Christian countries celebrate. It is on the 25th day of each December.Christians consider it as the birthday of Jesus Christ.But now many customs and habits are beyond religious meaning.The Christmas season begins five or six weeks before the exact holiday.There is always a shopping boom during this period.So it's really a happy season for shop owners.
Most westerners always celebrate Christmas Day as their major festival, in order to memorialize Jesus.During that time, they always have several days off, so they can enjoy this festival with all their hearts.The children often get together with their friends.The adults are busy with decorating their houses.They also send the postcards with their best wishes to each other. In the streets, there are so many Fathers Christmas sending presents to the passers-by.And everything is on a discount in the supermarkets.Thus the supermarkets are the busiest places.
In the evening, the families usually have pudding, sandwiches, apple pies and some other desserts for dinner.After supper, the families always sing and dance around the Christmas tree.Sometimes, they also go to church.Before going to bed, the children often hang up their stockings beside their bed, so that Father Christmas will fill them with presents.It is said that Father Christmas always drives a deer to the human world and entering into each house from the chimney.Now the children no longer believe in Father Christmas, but they still hang up their stockings, because their parents will fill them with presents.
Christmas Day is very popular around the world, when that day comes, we can see the Christmas products sell everywhere, though Christmas Day is not originating from China, in our country, more and more people spend that day. A foreigner pointed out that Christmas meant to be grateful for them, while for Chinese people, it was just a day for cele/pating. To me, Christmas indeed means a day to have fun. When I was small, I did not have the concept of Christmas, because in my mind, I only knew Chinese traditional festivals, I liked Spring Festival best, I could get a lot of money from parents. When I went to high school, all of my friends would talk about Christmas Day when the day was near, so I started to know it. Almost every young people like Christmas, but if you ask them what the meaning of the day, less of them can answer.
The meaning of Christmas Day is to remind people of Jesus’s birth, it is so important for the western people, but for me, I only want to have fun, everyone is cele/pating it, so I join them, being happy, that’s enough for me.
It was Christmas Day yesterday. We had a Christmas party at school. Many friends of mine came to the party. After we saidMerry Christmas, we began to sing Christmas songs, such as Edelweiss, andso on. Then we told some Christmas stories, such as Christmas Father. Then I danced and laughted with my friends. We all had a good time. When the party came to the end,we said Happy New Year to each other.
Christmas is a Christian holiday held on December 25 which cele/pates the birth of Jesus Christ. Eastern Orthodox Churches, which use the Julian Calendar to determine feast days, cele/pate on January 7 by the GREgorian Calendar. Both dates are merely traditional and neither is thought to be the ACTual birthdate of Jesus. Christ‘s birth, or nativity, is said to fulfill Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming of a messiah, or savior.
The word Christmas is derived Middle English Christemasse and from Old English Cristes msse.It is a contrACTion meaning Christ‘s mass. The name of the holiday is often shortened to Xmas because Roman letter X resembles the GREek letter Χ (chi), an ab/peviation for Christ .
In Western countries, Christmas has become the most economically significant holiday of the year. The popularity of Christmas can be traced in part to its status as a winter festival.
Many cultures have their most important holiday in winter because there is less agricultural work to do at this time. Examples of winter festivals that are believed by some to have influenced Christmas include the pre-Christian festivals of Yule and SATurnalia.
In Western culture, the holiday is charACTerized by the exchange of gifts among friends and family members, some of the gifts being attributed to Santa Claus (also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Father Frost). However, various local and regional Christmas traditions are still practiced, despite the widespread influence of American, /pitish and Australian Christmas motifs disseminated by film, popular literature, television, and other media.
圣诞节是12月25日举行的基 督教节日，庆祝Jesus Christ的诞生。东正教，用Julian Calendar来决定节日，在公历1月7日庆祝。这两个日期都只是传统的和不被认为是Jesus实际出生日期。耶稣基 督的诞生，或耶稣降生，据说是旧约预言中关于弥赛亚或救世主到来的预言。
圣诞节这个词是来自中世纪英语Christemasse和古英语Cristes中小企业。它是一个收缩的意思是基 督的弥撒。这个节日的名字往往是缩短到圣诞节，因为罗马字母X类似于希腊字母Χ(CHI)，缩写为基 督的缘故。