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Play traditional Christmas music during the season, such as "Ave Maria," "Alleluia" and "Lullay Lullow."
Send Christmas cards to friends and relatives.
Select a live Christmas tree to arrange in your home, and hang evergreen branches indoors.
Attend a mumming, or performance, where people wear masks and act out Christmas place.Encourage your children to write letters to Father Christmas detailing the gifts they most want. He'll arrive wearing a red or green robe, with holly in his hair.
Burn the letters in the fireplace so the wind can carry the ashes up the chimney and Father Christmas can read the smoke.
Hang stockings on the mantel so Father Christmas can leave presents inside them on Christmas Eve. This tradition grew out of the legend that Father Christmas dropped coins out of his pocket on his way in and the stockings caught them.
Go caroling from house to house and collect money along the way. The proceeds are often kept by children, but are usually given to charity by adults.
Wait until Christmas Day to open gifts. Prepare a traditional dinner of roast turkey or goose, Christmas pudding (a rich cake stuffed with raisins and sultanas), mince pie and red wine.
Plan to listen to a broadcast of the queen's annual message, in which she will sum up the past year and extend her wishes for the season ahead. This tradition began in 1932 with King George V.
Celebrate Boxing Day on December 26. This national holiday commemorates St. Stephens and also the alms box at English churches.
Understand that charity is no longer the focus of the holiday, but expect generosity in a different way. For instance, your boss will typically give you the day off with pay, and stores will hold huge sales.
Take down your Christmas tree and decorations 12 days after Christmas, or you'll have bad luck in the coming year. (You'll also want to wait until December 13 to putt up the tree and decorations for the same reason!)
2009-12-17T20:04:57+01:00
In Great Britain the same as in Poland there is always a christmas tree at home. People hang different decorations on christmas tree: glass baubles (BOMBKI), gingerbread (PIERNIKI), sweets and also kids often make some decorations.
In Great Britain Christmas is a very important holiday for children. In Great Britain children don’t get their presents under the christmas tree, but in the christmas stockings. Children hang huge stockings on the fireplace and Santa leaves the gifts, when he gets into the house through the chimney.

Children get their presents on 25th of December, called Christmas Day. When they unpack the gifts, the family eats dinner together. They have roast turkey, goose or beef they also eat christmas pudding with dried fruit. For dessert they have round pies with nuts and dried fruit.

A common tradition is pulling the christmas crackers on Christmas Day. Crackers look like big sweets in which there are toys, sweets and riddles.

Other traditions are burning logs in the fireplace on Christmas Eve, sending christmas cards and hanging the mistletoe.

26th of December is Boxing Day. In the past on Boxing Day people gave presents to their servants and poor people. Now they meet with family and friends on christmas parties