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  • 1.Christmas Eve It is celebrated on 25th December, the birth eve of St. Jesus Christ. The occasion is cherished with; Visiting Church and singing Christmas carols Sending Christmas Greetings Cleaning Chimneys and hanging stockings for Santa Claus to visit Watching nativity plays Exchanging Gifts Creating snowman and snow angels in gardens Hosting Christmas feasts and family get tog ether's Decorating Christmas Tree

2. Christmas Facts The traditional colors of Christmas decorations are red, green, and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Jesus, which was shed in his crucifixion, Green symbolizes eternal life Gold is the first color associated with Christmas symbolizing royalty The word Christmas means Mass of Christ The Christmas candy cane, shaped as a shepherds crook, represents the humble shepherds who were first to 3. Christmas Tree A Christmas tree is a decorated tree usually of spruce, pine or fir. It is illuminated by candles, bells, traditional ornaments, tinsels, candy canes, Christmas lights and gift boxes at the base. An angel or star is placed at the top of the tree to represent the host of angels 4. Christmas Feast Roasted Turkey Roasted Lamb Smoked Salmon Beef Stew Potato Salad Mince Pies Cranberry Sauce Plum Cakes Christmas Puddings Table Wines 5. Christmas Games Fill the Christmas stocking. Divide into teams and have the participants race to fill their team's hanging stocking with a spoonful of wrapped candy. Photo booth. Provide silly props and backdrops for guests to use in front of camera and get pictured. Decorate a person as a Christmas tree. Using green crepe paper, ornaments, tinsel, whatever one can find and decorate your tree. First or best one wins. Christmas memory game. Put Christmas items on a tray and give people one minute to memorize the items. Take the tray away and have them write as many down as they can remember in 30 seconds 6. X-mas Glossary Joseph- Husband to Mary and earthly father to Jesus, a carpenter by profession Manger- A trough or box used to hold food for stable animals, at the time of Christ birth used as crib Rudolph- The most famous ninth Reindeer who pull Santa's Sled Boxing Day- The day after Christmas when presents are given to extended family and friends Advent- The four week period preceding Christmas which serves as a time of preparation for the celebration Christmas Cracker- A decorated paper tube that makes a sharp noise (crack!) and releases a small toy when two people pull it apart Bethlehem- A small town in Judea near Jerusalem, the birthplace of Jesus Saint Nicholas- A Bishop in Asia Minor who had the habit of helping people less fortunate than himself by leaving gifts or money for them, later renowned as Santa Claus