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.
i like christmas, it is just like our spring festival.
maybe the spring festival is much more important and interesting than christmas, but i like christmas day better. because we can spend time with our friends and classmates during christmas. when it is snowy,
christmas becomes much more lovely, just like in fairytales. i can imagine i am in a fairytale, the girl who sold the matches is my friend, the ugly duck becoming more and more beautiful and so on. what a beautiful place! so we can also call christmas “snowy lovely day.”
on christmas day, shops are red and green. there are so many christmas cards, christmas hats, christmas dolls and many colourful things. so shops look very beautiful. we can give a card or a doll to our friends and say “merry christmas.” by the way, i think studying can also become much more interesting.