is a Christian holiday celebrated every year. It celebrates the birth
of Jesus of Nazareth called nativity.
We celebrate this holiday every December 25th since the mid-fourth century. Christmas
along with Easter
is a popular holiday that celebrates family and children, with an exchange of gifts.
The crib is a staging of the birth
of Jesus where we find his parents and shepherds gathered around the newborn.
we all look forward to Christmas
Eve, the evening of December 24th, spent with family and friends. Who has not tasted Grandma's Christmas
turkey or Aunt Linda's Yule log!
At midnight, we got to Mass, when we return home, the children eagerly await Santa Claus to bring them their Christmas
presents. What a headache for parents, these Christmas
gifts! (So much time and effort invested during the Christmas
All the joy and innocence in children's eyes is worth all these efforts, the famous Christmas
tree that we went to the end of the world and back and that is constantly loosing its needles. Is it ever nice to see all the children having so much fun decorating the Christmas
tree often a bit too puny!
presents were give on Christmas
morning and wrapped in paper with colorful patterns, they are now often offered on Christmas
For Christians, the gifts
are a reference to those offered by the Magi to Jesus. For children, the gifts
are mostly toys and Christmas
is a busy season for all merchants and for Santa, our childhood hero, represented by a plump and benevolent old man with a long white beard and dressed in red and in our imagination, had the power to enter every house to deliver long awaited Christmas
The famous Santa Claus is now very busy in all the malls, because for many, Christmas
has become a pagan and mercantile festival, but for most people, Christmas
will always remain magical, especially for those who can re-trace their childhood memories !