8 Christmas Traditions That Makes The Beautiful Occasion It Is
Christmas is widely famous as a birth celebration of Jesus and is associated with lights, feasts and Santa Claus but little is known to the world about the traditions of this festival that gives it a warm and fuzzy vibe. The family moments are created with these traditional gestures only and is considered quite important by those who celebrate it. If you are curious too to know them and get drenched in festivities, then read one because this is going to be a fun journey and will give you the celebratory feels.
1. Pick A Christmas Tree
Yes, you can order almost everything online now but there is a huge difference in going and picking a perfect Christmas tree for the house and purchasing them online. Although, Christmas trees are available in every possible colour the lush green ones still steal the limelight from every other colour out there.
2. Letters to Santa
Write a letter to Santa mentioning your wishes and why Santa should visit your place. This tradition is quite popular among kids and British take it quite seriously as they burn the written letters so that Santa could read the smoke and grant the wishes.
3. Stuff The Stockings
Large stockings are hung above the fireplace so that Santa could fill them with gifts which will make for a perfect Christmas surprise. Each stocking bears the name of a family member so Santa is sure that gifts are going to the right person.
4. Christmas Cards
People send Christmas cards to friends and relatives with a beautiful picture of their family indicating warm wishes from everyone. This trend has evolved to the level that people have photoshoots to pick a perfect picture that will be sen out as Christmas cards. In the United States of America, more than two billion Christmas cards are exchanged annually.
5. Christmas Dinner
A grand, rich and delicious meal including delicacies like features turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and vegetables such as carrots, turnip, parsnips. The whole family sit together and eat together at a pre-determined time and raise a toast to the Christmas spirit.
6. Movie Marathon
Hollywood is brimming with marvellous Christmas movies and watching them with family makes the festival feels more vibrant. It provides a chance to relax and get in a holiday mood during what can be a stressful time of year. Some of the favourites include "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Director Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," "The Christmas Story," "Home Alone," "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman," "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas," "Elf" and "A Miracle on 34th Street."
7. Milk and Cookies
Santa travels a long way from the North Pole to deliver gifts to all those who have been good this year. He is ought to feel tired and hungry and that is why a jug of milk and some homemade cookies are out under the tree so that Santa could have it and rest while delivering the gift to the house. Isn’t that one of the sweetest gesture of Christmas!
Even if it’s not a tradition, it should be one of the must-do things on Christmas. Donate and celebrate the Christmas with the people and need and gather the blessings. This noble act never goes unnoticed by those souls for whom you do the deed. It marks for a truly Merry Christmas.