Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. No one knows the exact date of Christ's birth, but most Christians observe Christmas on December 25. On this day, many go to church, where they take part in special religious services. During the Christmas season, they also exchange gifts and decorate their homes with holly, mistletoe, and Christmas trees. The word Christmas comes from Cristes maesse, an early English phrase that means Mass of Christ. The story of Christmas comes chiefly from the Gospels of Saint Luke and Saint Matthew in the New Testament.
The history of Christmas dates back over 4000 years. Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. The 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the yule log, the giving of gifts, carnivals(parades) with floats, carolers who sing while going from house to house, the holiday feasts, and the church processions can all be traced back to the early Mesopotamians.
Westerners with red, green and white color for the Christmas colors, Christmas comes every household is decorated with Christmas colors. Exist side by side is red and white Santa Claus, he is the most popular figures in the Christmas activities. Western children go to bed on Christmas Eve, prior to the pillow next to the fireplace or put a sock in their sleep after waiting for Santa Claus to present on the socks.
In China, we have our distinctive way of celebrating the Christmas, instead of going to the church like the Americas, we regard Christmas as an opportune time to shop and to enjoy ourselves, as many shopping centres offer discounts to attract costomer s in Christmas season, so in China, it’s much more like a opportunity to relax and enjoy the life.