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Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ. This religious and cultural event is celebrated by billions of people with worship, prayers, gifts, mistletoe, tinsel and, of course, Santa Claus.


When is Christmas?

Christmas this year will be on Sunday, December 25 2017.


How can I celebrate Christmas?

Many people go to Church services either on Christmas Eve or on Christmas morning and then eat a big Christmas meal on Christmas day. Other customs include gift giving, stockings, tangerines, carol singing and tree decorating, light hanging and lots and lots of food! According to tradition, you should eat one mince pie on each of the 12 days of Christmas to bring good luck. Bring on the pies!


How did Christmas begin?

Christmas is originally a pagan holiday that was in line with several pagan Roman holidays celebrating winter solstice and the worship of the sun.


Tip: Wait until the countdown hits 0 if you're in for a treat!

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