Выполнила ученица 10 класса Батаргалеева Валентина Учитель: Сабайдаш Н.А. МОУ «СОШ п. Целинный Перелюбский район Саратовская область». Christmas is religious holiday. It is celebrated on December 25 as the birthday of Christ. Christmas is a family holiday. All people try to stay at home and spend the time with their families. They send cards or Christmas greetings to their relatives and friends. Some families send and get dozens of Christmas cards. English begin to buy gifts from October. The shops huge profits. In England and countries influenced by its traditions, a standard Christmas meal includes turkey or goose, meat, gravy, potatoes, vegetables, sometimes bread and cider. Special desserts are also prepared, such us Christmas pudding, mince pies and fruit cake. Christmas cards are illustrated messages of greeting exchanged between friends and family members during the weeks preceding Christmas Day. The traditional greeting reads "wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year", much like that of the first commercial Christmas card, produced by Sir Henry Cole in London in 1843. The custom of sending them has become popular among a wide cross-section of people with the emergence of the modern trend towards exchanging E-cards. Christmas cards. Little children hang up their stockings on Christmas Eve. They believe that when they are asleep, Father Christmas (Santa Claus) comes to visit them. Santa Claus comes down the chimney with a big bag toys. If the children are good, Santa fills their stockings with sweets, fruits, and toys. He puts some toys under the tree. On Christmas morning, the children look into their stockings to get a present. Christmas stockings. English is usually hung on the front door Christmas wreath. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!