圣诞节的由来The Origin of Christmas
Christmas Day-December 25-which cele/pates the birth of Jesus Christ，the founder of the Christian religion，is the biggest and best-loved holiday in the United States.
According to the Bible，the holy book of Christians，God decided to allow his only son，Jesus Christ，to be born to a human mother and live on earth so that people could understand God better and learn to love God and each other more.“Christmas”- meaning“ of Christ ”- honors the time when Jesus was born to a young Jewish woman Mary.
Mary was engaged to be married to Joseph，a carpenter，but before they came together，she was found to be with child.Because Joseph，her husband，was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace，he had in mind to divorce her quietly.But after he had considered this，an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said，"Do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife，because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.She will give birth to a son，and you are to give him the name Jesus，because he will save his people from their sins."
Although the exact date of the birth of Jesus nearly 2000 years ago is not known，the calendar on the supposed date divides all time into B.C.(Before Christ)and A.D.( a Latin phrase，Anno Domini，“in the year of our Lord.”)For the first 300 years，Jesus‘ birthday was cele/pated on different dates.Finally，in the year 354，church leaders chose December 25 as his birthday.
圣诞节的习俗The customs of Christmas
Christmas is one of the most beautiful holidays of all time. It is the day when God's son was born on earth. Hence, this day is sacred for all Christians around the world. The Christmas season gives rise to a number of Christmas traditions that come along. Here are a few of them that are cele/pated with zest and enthusiasm worldwide for centuries.
Preparation of the Christmas cake
This was an English tradition which started centuries ago. On Christmas eve, plum porridge was served to the people. As years passed, various other things like dry fruits, honey and spices were used. Soon this porridge got replaced with the Christmas cake. Christmas cakes are made using eggs, butter, confections, fruits, etc. Today a Christmas cake is an integral part of a Christmas menu.
Decorating the Christmas tree
This refers to the tradition of decorating a pine tree using lights, tinsels, garlands, ornaments, candy canes, etc. Today, a Christmas tree is an indispensable part of Christmas .
Lighting up the Christmas candle
This refers to the tradition of placing a lighted candle outside houses during the Christmas season. A candle signifies hope as it /pings light even to the darkest room. In the earlier times, when Christians were persecuted, they were not allowed to practice prayers. Hence, a single candle used to be placed outside the house as a sign that Christian prayers were being conducted inside.
Sending gifts to loved ones
This tradition comes from the story of the three wise men who got gifts for baby Jesus on Christmas. Every Christmas, gifts are exchanged among loved ones, especially children. The story of Santa Claus also comes from this tradition.
Singing Christmas carols
It refers to the age-old custom of enchanting a number of traditional Christmas songs during the Christmas season. It adds to the joy and fun to the atmosphere. Different Christmas hymns or carols like The First Noel, Jingle Bells, Joy to the world, etc are sung every Christmas as a part of the Christmas .
Making of Cribs
This is yet another age-old tradition of Christmas. A crib refers to the Nativity Scene that is prepared using small statues. The first crib ever was made outside a church of St. Francis of Assisi for children to show them how the Nativity scene was like. Since then, this tradition became very popular.
Distributing Christmas candies
This is one of the most wonderful traditions of all. Christmas candies are distributed to neighbors during the Yuletide season. On the day of Christmas, all misunderstandings and grudges are forgotten and the community comes together to cele/pate the birth of Christ.
These traditions have been carried out for decades, yet they are cele/pated with more and more exuberance each year. The level of excitement has never gone down. It just keeps getting better and better with time.
Christmas card is popular in the United States and Europe, many families with cards with annual family photo or family news, news generally includes family members in the past year strengths and other content. On Christmas day, points out that the ideal of /potherhood, peace and love only in words and deeds reach.Send a Christmas card, in addition to the of the Christmas , is to relatives and friends blessing, in order to miss the table. Especially for the lonely in the friends and relatives, but also the kind of care and comfort.
The first is before the big one pair of red socks, size or. Because the Christmas stocking is to be used to install a gift, so this is the children's favorite things. In the evening, they will own socks hanging in the bed, waiting for the next morning gifts.
Is a red hat, it is said to sleep in the evening, in addition to sleep well and a little warm, the second day you will find a number of people in the hat to send gifts.
Christmas decorations include the Christmas tree Christmas decorations and Christmas lights decoration, indoor with garlands and evergreen plants to be decorated, especially of holly and mistletoe is a traditional use of materials. In North and South America and a small number of European regions, the traditional outdoor to light decoration, including the use of lights decorated with the sled, snowman and other Christmas image. Holly and mistletoe is a traditional use of materials. Municipal authorities will also be supported on the Christmas decorations, hanging in the streets of Christmas signs or placed in the square to put the Christmas tree.
Christmas window is a beautiful scenery of Melbourne, every year before the arrival of the store's window design staff will move enough /pains, the theme of this Christmas day to play most vividly, and will not coincide with the style of previous years, here is also the mother most willing to /ping children to the place. Christmas grandpa mellow voice tells the thrilling experience, story or the story, but the combination of sound, light and electricity more lively and interesting. Queuing up for admission is Maya window to visit the unwritten rules, the railing is stream of people hurried passing, railings, visit and orderly, each window for several minutes of interpretation. Each window of the lower left corner of the screen, the story of the stereo speakers, can be displayed here, scanning the two-dimensional code can download.
圣诞节的祝福语The blessings of Christmas
Take your passion and make it come true.
I hope we can spend the holidays together.
A merry yuletide!
More friendship-and friendship-closer and closerto our hearts
Red candle ，pine tree and Christmas are greeting you，wishing youth and happiness be your.
Let`s share the happiness of Chirstmas
Best wishes at Christma.I miss you.
Three hundred and sixty-five days，everywhere be touched with my warmest blessing.
At this happy moment.I miss you very much.
May the angel bring you peace，happiness，joys and fortunes.
May the spirit of Christmas bring you joys and happiness all through the New Year.
More friendship-and friendship-closer and closerto our hearts
Merry Christmas.Many happiness returns of the day.
May you be happy at Christmas and always.
Mountains and rivers cannot separate us.Maerry Christmas.
Stars are shining.May Santa Claus come to you with joys and happiness.