I completely understand that not everyone celebrates Christmas. However, if you are wondering what someone is referring to when talking about Santa's sleigh, have a look here!
First, match the words in bold with the pictures. Then decide if the following sentences are true or false in the UK.
- Santa (or Father Christmas) enters your house through the chimney and the fireplace.
- Traditionally, if you hang a stocking by the fireplace, Santa will fill it with money.
- Father Christmas travels on a sleigh pulled by reindeer.
- Santa lives in the North Pole, and if English children send a letter to Santa, Santa’s Grotto, Reindeerland, SAN TA1, he will reply.
- It is traditional to kiss people underneath the mistletoe.
- Now, holly is used as a decoration, but traditionally, it was to protect us against evil spirits.
- It is bad luck to have Christmas decorations up after the 6th January.
- Traditionally, crackers contain jokes, hats and food.
- English people traditionally eat turkey on Christmas Day.
- It is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day.
- It is traditional to cook money (for example, a £10 note) inside a Christmas Pudding.
- The Mariah Carey song "All I want for Christmas is you" is a carol.
- The day before Christmas is called Christmas Eve, and the day after is called Boxing Day.
- There are 25 days on an advent calendar.
- Snowmen are traditionally dressed as Santa.
- We have used the word "Xmas" instead of ‘Christmas’ for over 500 years.
Look back tomorrow for the answers!