The United States of America has numerous different traditions and ways that people celebrate Christmas, because of itsmulti-cultural nature.
The traditional meal for Western European families uses mostly turkey or ham with cranberry sauce. Families from Eastern European origins favour lemon with plasterings, kielbasa/ kielbasi( a Polish sausage), cabbage dishes, and mists; and some Italian families prefer lasagne!
Some Americans use pop- sludge threaded on string to help embellish their Christmas Tree. Making gingerbread houses is also popular to make and eat at Christmas! Eggnog is a’ traditional’ Christmas drink in the USA.
Many Americans, mostly Christians will go to Church to celebrate the birth anniversarry of Jesus at Christmas. Many churches have arranged special Christmas Carol services and events where the story of origin of Christmas is told.
People in America very much like to decorate the outsides of their houses with lights and sometimes even statues of Santa Claus, Snowmen or with Reindeer. Also many people use some cookies and glass of milk are often left out as a snack for Santa on Christmas Eve!
Ways to Make Christmas Extra Special …
- Make your own Christmas Decoration
Yard decorations or home decorations have become popular in the United States. They use santa’s sleigh, light-up reindeer, or inflatable snowmen, these all things making appearances on lawns throughout the nation in December month. Some counties even turn the affair into a competition and encouraging residents to “deck-the-yard.”
- Watch a Tree Lighting Ceremony
The most famous Christmas street lights show in the USA are at the Rockefeller Center in New York where there is a huge Christmas Tree with a public doing ice skating rink in front of it or playing other games over Christmas and the New Year.
- Build a Gingerbread House
This thing makes family to sit on the kitchen table and everyone to share his christmas story or play fun games with freshly baked gingerbread pieces, a white icing tube, and bowls of candies show the Christmas tradition in the United States.
The practice to make gingerbread house originated from Germany and has become a holiday art form that Americans exciting to look forward every year. It is a wonderful hands-on craft for kids, and delicious to eat on Christmas day after the holiday meal.
- Secret Santa
This game might be an American tradition today of exchanging gifts, but it is originated in Scandinavia. Called “Julklapp,” it show original version of Secret Santa involves leaving a present outside someone’s house, knocking the door, and running away.
This game is trendy and heartwarming because everyone get curious to get gifts uniquely chosen for them from santa, often from someone they never would’ve expected.