'Jesus is the Reason for the Season',
Christmas is the time when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Why do we celebrate Christmas?Every year in December we celebrate the birthday of Jesus christ. That is why we call this time of year 'Christmas' - we celebrate the 'Mass', or church service, for Christ.
Where does the word Christmas come from?The word Christmas (or Christ's Mass) comes from the Old English name 'Cristes Maesse' - Christ's Mass - and is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The first recorded observance occurred in Rome in AD360, but it wasn't until AD440 that the Christian Church fixed a celebration date of 25 December.
How is Christmas Celebrated in Britain?
Christmas is a truly magical season, bringing families and friends together to share the much loved customs and traditions which have been around for centuries. Most people are on holiday in the UK and stay at home with their family on Christmas day, the main day for Christmas celebrations in Britain.
What day is the main Christmas celebration in Britain?Christmas is celebrated on the 25th December, with a christmas dinner at midday for the whole family.
How do the British prepare for Christmas?
During the weeks before christams day, we send cards, watch nativity plays and go to carol services. We put up christmas decoration in our homes and churches. It is very similar to Spain
History of British Christmas Customs and Traditions.
Some of these customs and traditions were adopted by early Christians as part of their celebrations of Jesus' birthday.
In Victorian times some new ideas such as Father Christmas, Christmas cards and crackers were added to the celebrations.
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