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My next report for the subject CKV is about the Christmas holidays. Christmas is a holiday which is celebrate in a lot of different countries all over the world. For a lot of people is it a tradition to celebrate the Christmas holidays. All people celebrate Christmas on the twenty-fifth and the twenty-sixth of December, there is a first and a second Christmas day. Christmas is a holiday which is celebrate the most by catholic people, protestants and Christian people. With the Christmas holidays, children get free from school, most of the time they get two weeks of. Christmas is only two days, but it are two weeks of vacation because new -year comes after the Christmas holidays. With Christmas you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the central figure of the Christianity. Actually only the catholic people, protestants and Christian people celebrate Christmas because of the birth of Jesus Christ, and only they are very religious. All other people celebrate the Christmas holidays because of all the hominess, closeless, being together with family, friends and loved ones. But also because of the cozy lights and decoration etc.. With the Christmas holidays, does (almost) everyone decorate their houses and or gardens with lights, images of Santa Claus, garlands and other Christmas decorations. Also almost everyone or every household has a Christmas tree in the middle of their living room, which is decorated with lights, garlands, Christmas balls and sometimes even with little acid sticks. Underneath the Christmas tree recline a
birth of Jesus Christ.
lot of presents for the people you love, most of the time all the presents underneath the tree are for the family. A lot of people send Christmas cards to family friends and loved ones to wish them a merry Christmas. Most of the time stands also happy new year on that card. Some people make their Christmas cards them self but the majority buy their Christmas cards in the stores. Some people do not celebrate the Christmas holidays at all. So that people also do not decorate their houses of gardens or so. Those people do not have a Christmas tree and they do not do presents, that people li just ve normal during the Christmas holidays, those people eat normal, dress normal, act normal etcetera. But at the other hand.. there are also people who are very obsessed with the Christmas holidays. Those people have their houses and their gardens dec orated with the Christmas
decoration. That people who are obsessed with Christmas, keep buying new Christmas decorations every year. They decorate their houses and gardens until there is no more space to put a new decoration. For a lot of people, the Christmas holidays are just for closeness, being together and having a great time with friends, family and loves ones. It are two days full of love, coziness, family, presents, fun and a lot of delicious food and drinks. Not for everyone is Christmas just forthe decorations and the fact that Jesus Christ has born, but for the fact that everyone is together. In the Netherlands and other countries in Europe is it winter during the Christmas holidays, so we are used to cold weather like; snow, ice, freezing weat er and frost. It is normal to have h these kind of weather because we are used to that, but it is not that we have a white Christmas with a lot of snow every year. We did had a white Christmas holiday this year, it was snowing during the first Christmas day, but it snowed the whole Christmas holiday. In countries at the other side of the world, like America, Canada and Australia for example, is it not very normal to have the cold weather during the Christmas holidays like we are used to. In the countries at the other side of the world, is it summer during the Christmas holidays. There shines the sun and does everyone walk without a jacket and with summer clothing. In some states of America does it snow, but in the most states shines the sun, in the area of and near New York does it snow during the Christmas holidays .
A white Christmas.
For me and for all the other people in Europe would it be very weird if the sun was shining all day long during the Christmas holidays. But for the people in America, Canada or Australia for example, would it be very weird if they head our weather circumstances, they would find it weird because they are not used to cold weather during the Christmas holidays. It is just like we are not used to hot weather during the Christmas holidays. Personally I would find it interesting to experience a Christmas holiday in the summer, because we are not used to that and because we will never get summer during our Christmas holidays here in the Netherlands.
Christmas in the summer.
The one who presents the Christmas holidays is Santa Claus. A lot of children believe in him. They believe that he lives on the north pole, that he has eight reindeers named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, en Donder and Blit en. Later on Santa Claus got a new z reindeer named Rudolf, he became the leader of all the reindeers. People also believe that Santa Claus flies every Christmas eve on his sledge with all his reindeers in front to give presents to the people in the houses, the people believe that Santa Claus puts them underneath the Christmas tree. Of course we all know that Santa Clause does not really exists but that he is just the ¶symbol· for the Christmas holidays. There are also a lot of Christmas songs about Santa Claus. Also is Santa Claus used in a lot of Christmas movies. We all know how Santa Claus looks like.
Santa on his sledge with reindeers
I will give a little description about Santa Claus; It is not a big man, but he has a big belly and he is always dressed in a red costume. And he is wearing a red Christmas head. Santa Claus wears a red costume I said, that costume exists of a red wool coat and a red wool pants. He also wears black boots and a black belt. That belt is hanging below his belly, actually the belt is for keeping up his belly. Santa Claus has a white long fluffy beard and he also has a white fluffy mustache. Santa clause has a golden bell, but he does not always has that bell with him. You can see on the picture on the left that his red costume is finished with some white and a little gold.
There are a lot of different Christmas movies and every year around the Christmas holiday period are they on television. Most of the time the stories of all the Christmas movie are the same. Most of the movies are like this; There is always a problem or someone which can stop Christmas, so Christmas won·t go on. but later on in the movie there is Santa Claus who solves all the problems, so the Christmas holidays are rescued. A movie which is not like that at all, is Home alone. Every year all the different parts of that movie are on television. There are also a lot of Christmas songs written about Santa Claus and his reindeers. There is also a Christmas song about Rudolf alone. There are not only Christmas songs written for children, there are some big singers who also wrote Christmas songs, someone like Mariah Carey with the song, all I want for Christmas.
Now I want to writ somet ing about my Christmas holi days. Of course me and my family also celebrate these Christmas days. Because Christmas has two days, the twenty-fifth and the twenty-sixth, we celebrate them both. The first Christmas day we celebrate with just my parents, my brother and me. We go up early that day, and we have a little Christmas breakfast with the four of us. Than after we finished our breakfast, we will have coffee and thee or so. During that, we are going to sit around the Christmas tree and we will unpack our Christmas presents. After we have done that, we will go and play a board game or we go and play on the computer game. When it is around five o·clock, my dad starts with dinner, my dad always cooks on the first Christmas day. Every first Christmas day, we eat turkey. After we ate, it will be around nine o·clock, we go and watch some television. Because with Christmas are enough Christmas movies on television. With Christmas we have a little tradition, every first Christmas day, we play shuffleboard. The second Christmas day, we most of the time celebrate with my grandmother and a friend of my parents. But we still have our Christmas breakfast with the four of us. Later on, in the afternoon, my grandmother and that friend come to our house to celebrat e Christmas with the six of us. When my grandmother and that friend are here, we go and play a game or something like that. In the evening we are going to eat, we always eat gourmet on the second Christmas day. After dinner, we go and sit in the living room to watch some television of something like that. Most of the time my family leaves at approximately 12 o·clock in the evening. I love the way how me and my family celebrate the Christmas holidays. We are all together, having fun and we do all fun things. I like the Christmas holidays anyway because I am free of school, Christmas is cozy and we are going to a new year. With the Christmas holidays we also have a Christmas tree in the living room and all other decorations around the house and the garden, and in the evening all the lights flash on. I think that that is very cozy.
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