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Christmas traditions
jueves, 18 de diciembre de 2014

Christmas in Britain and America is a very special time of the year. Family, friends, food and festivities are the main priorities for many people who celebrate Christmas in the UK and USA. Oh, and of course, there are the presents too! 

A traditional Christmas meal in the UK consists of roasted turkey with all the trimmings (that means all the extra little side dishes which completes a meal such as potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and gravy)! In the US, they usually don't eat turkey on Christmas because they would have already eaten turkey for Thanksgiving, so instead they might eat ham or beef.

Typical Christmas deserts include mince pies. These are small pastries filled with cinnamon and nutmeg spiced dried fruits. If you could taste Christmas, then it would taste like mince pies!

Another common Christmas tradition is carol singing. This is usually done professionally by church choirs, and perhaps less professionally by groups of families and friends after a few glasses of sherry. 

Here's a video of King's College Choir singing the classic Christmas carol "Silent Night":

 
 

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, Holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

Silent night, Holy night
Shepherds quake, at the sight
Glories stream from heaven above
Heavenly, hosts sing Hallelujah.
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born.

 
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