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Christmas Traditions in Britain. Christmas is a very special date for children. English traditions are quite different from Portuguese ones. For instance, English children don´t put shoes near the chimney.

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christmas is a very special date for children
Christmas is a very special date for children.
  • English traditions are quite different from Portuguese ones.
  • For instance, English children don´t put shoes near the chimney.
  • They hang stockings to receive Santa Claus’ presents, sometimes near the chimney, but usually at the foot of their bed.
now have a look at other christmas traditions in britain
First, Christmas food.

You usually have roast turkey and brussels sprouts.

You pull crackers, too.

You’ve got jokes, puzzles and paper hats in them.

Now have a look at other Christmas traditions in Britain.

Roast turkey

Brussels sprouts

A cracker

christmas desserts
Christmas desserts
  • You also eat Christmas cake, and little cakes called mince pies.
  • Then, you have Christmas pudding. Before you eat the pudding, you pour brandy over it. Then you set it alight.

Christmas cake

Mince pies

Christmas pudding

carol singers
Carol singers
  • Before Christmas Day, some people go into the streets and sing carols.
  • Carols are Christmas songs. The carol singers go from house to house.
  • People often give them money or food.
a popular carol jingle bells
Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Jingle all the way,

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one horse open sleigh. Hey!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,

Jingle all the way,

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one horse open sleigh.

Dashing through the snow

In a one horse open sleigh,

O\'er the fields we go,

Laughing all the way.

Bells on bobtails ring,

Making spirits bright.

What fun it is to ride and sing

A sleighing song tonight. Oh!

A popular carolJingle bells
christmas decorations
Christmas decorations
  • People decorate their houses with plants, especially holly and mistletoe.
  • If two people stop under a mistletoe branch they must kiss.

Holly

Mistletoe

the christmas tree
The Christmas tree
  • In many homes there is a Christmas tree.
  • You decorate it with angels, candles, bells, balls, stars, lights, presents and snow.
santa claus
Santa Claus
  • Santa Claus comes from Greenland in a sleigh pulled by reindeer.
  • Santa Claus has a long white beard and wears a red suit.
  • He lands on the roofs of houses and comes down the chimney to bring presents for the children.
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