When I think of snow the first thing that comes into my mind is Christmas. Christmas is a holiday to celebrate the day Jesus Christ was born. Some people think christmas is a day just to get presents and eat, but Christmas is not only about that, Christmas is another day to remember and celebrate Jesus.
Everyone loves to receive presents on Christmas, but why do people give and receive presents on Christmas?
The reason we give presents at Christmas is to symbolize the gifts given to baby Jesus by the three wise men. The legend about why Santa wears red goes that Santa's suit is red because of a hugely successful advertising campaign for Coca-Cola that featured a big Father Christmas wearing red robes with a white trim, the soft drink's colours. But the red and white actually derive from the colours of Saint Nicholas.
One of my favorite Christmas musics is “Jingle Bells”, but what many people don’t know is that it was meant to be a thanksgiving song and not a Christmas song. The music “Silent Night” is also one of the most recorded Christmas song in history, with over 733 different versions copyrighted since 1978.
When Christians brought decorated trees into their homes, some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce. The Christmas tree made its way to America in the 1830s but wasn’t popular until 1846, after Germany’s Prince Albert brought it to England when he married Queen Victoria. The two were sketched in front of a Christmas tree and the tradition instantly became popular.
In most houses you’ll see a Christmas tree in the living room. People decorate their Christmas trees with garlands, electric lights, and sparkly ornaments, but did you know that Christmas trees were first decorated with fruits (mainly apples), and then later on, people started using candles, and then electric lights to decorate these trees.
Did you know Santa has to travel 1.178 houses per second? That’s right, Santa Claus has to travel at more than the speed of light to deliver gifts to all the kids in the world and he would have 31 hours considering all the times zones on the Christmas day to get his favorite job done.