Sometimes when we think about Christmas, we only think about Christmas Day. But the Christmas festival is much longer than that!
Since the beginning of December, I have been hearing Christmas music in all the stores. Some people’s houses have big Santas in their gardens or many Christmas lights. The streets of our city have Christmas lights too. Everything is very colourful.
Christmas parties start early too. Everyone is very busy near December 25th so Christmas parties start in the first week of December. Most workplaces have a Christmas party for their workers. Clubs have Christmas parties too. I have been to a lunch party for my swimming group and another party for my sewing club.
Christmas Day is a family day, so we also try to meet up with friends in the weeks before Christmas. It is a very social time.
It is very difficult for everyone in a family to be together on just one special day, so often people have more than one family party. I cook a special meal on Christmas Eve and then it will be Christmas Day. We call December 26th Boxing Day. On Boxing Day we go to a family party at a relatives house. Then on December 27th , some family members we didn’t see on Christmas Day or Boxing Day come here.
Perhaps we should stop saying Christmas Day and start saying Christmas month!
By Patricia @ I Talk You Talk Press