British people love Christmas holidays very much. In the UK, the tradition dictates that families celebrate Christmas Eve together, so they can watch how everybody opens the awesome presents! Continue reading our interesting article and see how British make it on Christmas:
Usually most families have a Christmas Tree (or perhaps even two!) in their sweet home for Christmas holidays. The decorating of the tree is special occasion for the entire family where everybody helps. It’s interesting to know that Christmas Trees were in the beginning popularised in the UK by Prince Albert, the spouse of Queen Victoria. He was German and he decided that it would be a great idea to bring one of his traditions of celebrating Christmas in to England.
Holly, Mistletoe and Ivy are also often used to decorate residential and commercial buildings. In addition most cities and villages are adorned with Christmas lights. There is a custom these lights to be switched on by someone famous.
And the best part of Christmas Eve – the gifts! Kids believe that Father Christmas or Santa Claus leaves presents in red, specially tailored stockings. These stockings are usually hung up by children’s beds or by the fire on holly Christmas Eve. Kids love to leave little pies and brandy for Father Christmas. If you wait the end of lease cleaners, you can give them a small Christmas treat too.
UK Christmas meal – usually, the main Christmas meal is eaten at lunchtime or the other option – early afternoon on Christmas Day. Ordinarily British people cook roast turkey, roast vegetables and “all the tasty trimmings”. This means wonderful vegetables like peas, carrots, stuffing and occasionally sausages and bacon. We won’t talk about the necessary oven cleaning after the grand cooking, so don’t lose your smile! What about the yummy dessert? It is frequently Christmas pudding. Lots of chocolates and mince pies are constantly eaten as well! Let’s not forget the famous Christmas cake too! It’s traditionally a rich fruit cake. Some people love it, others don’t. It is covered with marzipan and icing.
There is no doubt that there are lots of other traditions and Christmas customs in UK. For lack of time and space, we will stop here and we will let your imagination add some sparkling details to the whole picture.