Christmas customs---Part Two

- May 08, 2019-

Christmas customs Ⅱ


     A Christmas carol:

    The hymns sung at Christmas are called "carols".Many Christmas carols are written, often from the works of famous musicians.Such as "Joy to the World!""Angels WeHave Heard on High""Away in the Manger " and so on.


    Santa Claus:

    Every Christmas he comes from the north in a sleigh pulled by deer. He goes into the houses by the chimney.So, in the west, at Christmas, parents put the Christmas gifts for their children in the socks, Christmas Eve, hanging on the bed of the children.The next day, the first thing the children do when they wake up is to look for presents from Santa Claus on their beds.Today, Santa Claus has become a symbol of good fortune, is not only the Christmas indispensable character, but also to celebrate the New Year indispensable characters.

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    Christmas trees:

    It is said that a farmer received a hungry and cold child on a snowy Christmas night and let him have a big Christmas dinner. When the child said goodbye, he cut off a branch of fir tree and put it in the ground and blessed it, saying: "every year on this day, the gift is full of branches.After the child left, the farmer found that the branch had become a small tree, he realized that he was receiving an angel of god.The story became the origin of the Christmas tree.In the west, whether christians or not, at Christmas time to prepare a Christmas tree, in order to increase the festive atmosphere.Christmas trees are usually made of evergreen trees such as cedars and cypresses to symbolize life.The tree is decorated with lights, flowers, toys, stars, all kinds of Christmas gifts.On Christmas Eve, people dance and sing around the Christmas tree.