Are you ready to embrace this Christmas? There is no much time left before Xmas countdown. How have you prepared and planned for the biggest holiday? Here is a checklist of American Christmas traditions which most people followed. It may give you some ideas and inspirations for how to spend Xmas season with your beloved persons.
Decorate home and Christmas tree. Americans used to add holiday flavor by decorating their house with holly, mistletoe and branches of trees. Most of families bring home a Christmas tree and decorate it with beautiful ornaments, such as glass balls, electric lights, tinsel, baubles, and strings of popcorn and candy canes.
Select and exchange Xmas gifts. Xmas is the biggest festival for the majority of Americans. They are always happy to send greetings and best wishes to friends and family. Exchanging Xmas gifts is the popular way. Kids are always excited for this holiday because they will receive present in stocking of Santa Claus. It is Christmas traditions for kids. Usually, the day begins on Christmas Eve with the Midnight Mass.
Having big Christmas dinner. The night before Christmas, it is family Christmas tradition for American people to come home, even from thousands miles away. Family members will gather together and have delicious meals. Traditional Christmas dinner menu including roast turkey with vegetables and sauces, goose, duck or ham served with cranberry sauce, then plum pudding or pumpkin pie followed by nuts and fruit, fruity Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, pastry cases, etc.
Public Christmas events and celebrations. In the holiday month, a lot of public carnival celebrations. And it is busy season for many celebrities. For example, Mariah Carrey attended on 2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, dressing up as Mrs Santa Claus. Katy Perry join Mayer’s concert at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.
Christmas carols and caroling. This holiday is original for ceremony of the Birth of Christ Jesus. So Christians will perform Christmas carols on churches.
Sending Christmas cards. It is another method to give your festive greetings. A little card with interesting images and sweet sentences, will add happiness to recipients. As time goes by, there are not much people send paper cards. Instead, they use ecards which have more fun with multimedia. By a few clicks on button within flash flip book tool, a personalize Christmas ecard with pageflip animation can be created. After, one clicks to online delivery.
As we can know, there are various Christmas traditions around the world. You do not have to follow all of them, depending on you, your family or friends. Above is just for your reminder to have more festival feeling and share good time with others.