How do they celebrate Christmas in your country?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Italy.......

    actually, the Preseppe is the MAIN thing here........the manger scene.......not so much Christmas trees and Santa Claus and all that............most of the focus is still on the RELIGIOUS aspect of the day. 

    Churches often do elaborate Preseppe scenes,  or even live re-creations.....in full costumes.  It is not uncommon to even see the farmers lend all the appropiate live animals , too. .....the donkeys, lambs, even the odd cow here and there. 

    Stockings are NOTTTTTT part of Christmas

    In Italy......the stockings are hung on Jan 5th.....the Epifhany, and it's the Befana Witch.........not Santa Claus,  who fills them. 

    The story goes, that  on the way, to find the newborn King, the 3 wise men,  being men,  got lost......and stopped at an old woman's house.....a lonely  old, ugly bitter witch....with broken shoes..........( I don't know why that's important,  but it is..she always has broken shoes).........and they asked her where to find this Newborn king. 

    She laughed and cursed them, for their foolishness and sent them on their way,  as she had no idea where this supposed King was. 

    But long after they had left......she had second thoughts, and cursed her own stupidity, for not trying to curry favor with any new King,  as these wise men had sought to do. 

    She deeply regretted her actions, and decided to go bring the new king a gift too. 

    But not having any idea where this new king was.......she slipped into houses, and left little gifts in the stockings, hanging by the chimneys to dry.......hoping one of them, was the new King. ....and this way, she was surely to have  hit upon the right one eventually. 

    and that is why the BEFANA witch........a wildly popular festival in Italy.......leaves goodies on the night of the 5th........

    In Italy.......all the old ugly women take enornous pride on this day, to be voted the Befana witch , .......the ugliest woman in town.  It's a great honor for them,  to be declared the winner of local contests. 

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  • 1 month ago

    England: Traditional turkey, Christmas pudding, eggnog (soemthime) Christmas trees, stockings (basically like socks) and prezzies

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  • audrey
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    2 months ago

    America- church, Christmas trees, presents, big meals, alcohol, football, and then worrying how they're gonna pay off the credit card bills!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    By pushing the holidays down our throats from mid-October until now. It sucks

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  • rena
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    2 months ago

    Presents under the tree, BBC One (the Eastenders Christmas special), big turkey roast dinner, Christmas crackers, amazing Christmas songs (like merry Xmas everyone by Slade), waiting in anticipation on what the John Lewis Christmas advert will be, the Christmas #1. And so much more. And the day after Christmas is called Boxing Day.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Ho Ho Ho, they make the presents to be delivered all over the world by me. My country is Christmas,

    Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas.

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  • 2 months ago

    Santa sneaks into my house at midnight and bangs my mom & sister.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    In the Netherlands, probably similar to America. We have two days of it, 25th and 26th. Christmas Eve isn't very important, except to Catholics perhaps. Christmas presents aren't equally important in all families, as many choose to have those on Dec. 5, or St. Nicholas Eve. There are even a few local celebrations with presents revolving around other saints. The tree, decorations, ugly sweaters, food, TV specials, etc. We have all that.

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  • 2 months ago

    they don\t /////////

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    With a Christmas Tree, presents and a turkey roast dinner. Plus Boxing Day on the day after. 

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