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Festivity - Christmas in England
Christmas in England began in AD 596 and is celebrated on the 25th of December with great enthusiasm. The English Christmas celebrations include the beautiful Christmas music, decorated xmas Trees, Prayers and daylight dinner with roasted turkey. The Christmas tree is central to holiday celebration though it is primarily a German custom.

The Children leave an empty stocking or pillowcase hanging at the end of the bed for getting gifts from Father Christmas during the night before Christmas. In the morning they hope it will be full of presents filled by Father Christmas.

The old-fashioned Father Christmas was wearing long robes with sprigs of holly in his long white hair. Children write letters to Father Christmas detailing their requests, but instead of dropping them in the mailbox, the letters are tossed into the fireplace. The draft carries the letters up the chimney, and theoretically, Father Christmas reads t he smoke. However, the gifts are not usually opened until the following afternoon.

The day after Christmas is called Boxing Day in England because children used to go round collecting money in clay boxes. When the boxes were full, they broke them open by punching. Also on this day that the alms box at every English church is opened and the contents are distributed to the poor. It became traditional for working people to break open their tip boxes on this day. The tradition of giving money to workers still continues today. Boxing Day began in the mid -nineteenth century.
In England Christmas dinner was usually eaten at Midday on December 25, during daylight includes roast turkey, brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, rich nutty stuffing, tiny sausages wrapped in bacon and lashings of hot gravy. For pudding (dessert) there's always a rich, fruity pudding which you douse in flaming brandy.

The custom of singing carols ("carol" means "song of joy.") at Christmas is also of English origin and the world most popular old carols now sing were written in the nineteenth century.
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