学习啦 嘉欣 2019-11-15 10:34:04
Most westerners always celebrate Christmas Day as their major festival， in order to memorialize Jesus.During that time， they always have several days off， so they can enjoy this festival with all their hearts.The children often get together with their friends.The adults are busy with decorating their houses.They also send the postcards with their best wishes to each other. In the streets， there are so many Fathers Christmas sending presents to the passers-by.And everything is on a discount in the supermarkets.Thus the supermarkets are the busiest places.
In the evening， the families usually have pudding， sandwiches， apple pies and some other desserts for dinner.After supper， the families always sing and dance around the Christmas tree.Sometimes， they also go to church.Before going to bed， the children often hang up their stockings beside their bed， so that Father Christmas will fill them with presents.It is said that Father Christmas always drives a deer to the human world and entering into each house from the chimney.Now the children no longer believe in Father Christmas， but they still hang up their stockings， because their parents will fill them with presents.
Christmas is a time for miracles.It is also a time when the dull things of daily life and the forecast of human hature gives way to a spiritual awakening.Allow me to share with you one truly wonder of Christmas.
Our miracle story comes from an incident that occurred in Flanders， Belgium， at the dawn of World War I. On December 24th ，1914， German and English troops faced each other from the relative safety of their ditches across which no man's land lying between them. Suddenly， the silence was broken， not by gunfire， but by the strains of Silent Night arising from the German position. It wasn't long before the English troops responded with a Yuletide hymn of their own. Then an amazing sight surprised the eyes of the English soldiers. A German soldier holding a small tree arranged with lighted candles began to walk across the land toward the English lines. This miraculous scene occasioned the declaration of a truce followed by English and German troops greeting one another， exchanging small gifts and singing songs of Christmas. Word of this incredible phenomenon reached the High Command of both sides.
On Christmas Day， both armies moved from their positions to engage in the killing of war at other battlefields. However， on Christmas Eve 1914 on a field in Flanders， there was Peace on Earth.
Christmas is a truly amazing phenomenon. The day and season perpetuate a miraculous， historical event as an annual presence that challenges an often rough， cruel， and egotistical creature -- the human being -- to become open and amenable to their Creator's vision. The great miracle of Christmas continues in the performance of humane acts， moral honesty， and in the spiritual awareness of millions struggling to lead a life of grace.
Christmas Day is the biggest festival in the western countries.It is on December 25， the birthday of Jesus Christ.Before the festival， every family will buy a Christmas tree， and put it in the middle of the living-room. And their houses look more soft and beautiful.
On Christmas Eve， children always hang up their Christmas stockings and hope Father Christmas will come to put presents in them. In fact， their parents put the presents in their stockings.
Christmas Day falls on the twenty-fifth of December. It is a very happy day for many boys and girls. Before the term ends in some schools， the children act a nativity or “birth” play， showing how Jesus was born in a stable.
On the twenty-fourth of December， all children are very excited. Usually they are sent to bed early so that their parents can get the presents ready. The younger children think that Father Christmas will come down the chimney or fireplace， so they hang up a sock for him to put presents in. The greedy ones even hang up a pillow-case or a sack to try to get more presents. Later that night， father or mother will put presents in the sock， and leave others at the side of the bed.
On Christmas morning， the children wake up very early. Some even turn on the light at two o‘clock， and most of them are awake by six o’clock， and the young ones play while the dinner is prepared. At about one o‘clock in the afternoon， the Christmas dinner is brought in. The turkey or chicken is quickly eaten. Children search in their Christmas pudding for new coins which are hidden in it. The rest of the day is full of games and eating until the happiest of all Christmas hollidays comes to an end.