Christmas， annual Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Most members of the Roman Catholic Church and followers of Protestantism celebrate Christmas on December 25， and many celebrate on the evening of December 24 as well. Members of the Eastern Orthodox Church usually delay their most important seasonal ceremonies until January 6， when they celebrate Epiphany， a commemoration of the baptism of Jesus. Epiphany also traditionally commemorates the arrival of the Three Wise Men of the East in Bethlehem （near Jerusalem， Israel）， where they adored the infant Jesus and presented him with gifts of gold， frankincense， and myrrh. The official Christmas season， popularly known as either Christmastide or the Twelve Days of Christmas， extends from the anniversary of Christ’s birth on December 25 to the feast of Epiphany on January 6.
Christmas is based on the story of Jesus’ birth as described in the Gospel according to Matthew （see Matthew 1：18-2：12） and the Gospel according to Luke （see Luke 1：26-56）. Roman Catholics first celebrated Christmas， then known as the Feast of the Nativity， as early as 336 ad. The word Christmas entered the English language sometime around 1050 as the Old English phrase Christes maesse， meaning “festival of Christ.” Scholars believe the frequently used shortened form of Christmas—Xmas—may have come into use in the 13th century. The X stands for the Greek letter chi， an abbreviation of Khristos （Christ）， and also represents the cross on which Jesus was crucified.
Christmas is one of the most important celebrations of the year for the western countries. It falls on the twenty- fifth of December and has the same importance as Chinese New Year to people with English backgrounds. The celebration is for the birth of Jesus Christ， who is the son of God in Christianity. Now days Christmas is no longer only celebrated by the Christians， but by most people from all over the world.
On the twenty- fourth of December everyone gets excited for it’s the day before Christmas which is called Christmas Eve. The children are usually sent to bed early and are warned that “Santa Claus will only come and give you a present if you be good.” The younger kids actually believe that Santa will come down the chimney on the sleigh that’s pulled by his reindeers. Food like short bread and beer are prepared for Santa when he comes， however most times parents just eat them. Some children put socks and sacks up for the holding of the presents （that their parents put in）.
Rise and shine on Christmas morning！ The children are always the first ones to wake up， some even do at four. Present wrappers everywhere！ They look into their presents with a big smile on their face and oh dear….I hope no one’s disappointed. I feel sorry for anyone that got pink underwear. Children play while dinner is prepared by the adults. The Christmas dinner are usually eaten together by relatives. The tradition of Christmas pudding and roosters are usually eaten with deserts afterwards. The rest of the day is usually games and fun before the good days all come to an end.
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year！！！
Christmas is the most important festival in the western world. It falls on December 25th. When my mother and I stayed in America， we were invited by one of my mother＇s friends to have Christmas with an American family. We bought some presents for our American friends on our way to their house.
They had prepared different kinds of gifts for their family and guests when we got to their house， such as Christmas candles， cakes， cards， little toys， biscuits and so on. A Christmas tree was placed in the comer of the brilliant hall. How beautiful it was！ We were impressed by these. We had a big meal. After dinner， they told us some interesting stories about Christmas. We learned that Christmas had something to do with God. We went to bed at midnight. Though we knew the Santa Claus was not true， we were still waiting for the Santa Claus with white beard to bring us we received many beautiful presents the next morning.
This Christmas was really unforgettable. Not only did I have a good time， but also I knew something about foreign culture.
the thankful great universe provides the environment of existence for us and give us sunlight， air， water and everything in keeping with we existence of space， bring storm to let us accept to toughen for us， bring to us mysterious let us look for.
the thankful parents give us the life， make us feel the merriment of the human life， feel the genuine feeling of the human life， feel the comity of the human life， feel happiness of the human life， also feel hardships and pain and sufferings of the human life！
the thankful teacher works with diligence and without fatigue everyday of teach， give us knowledge ability， put on the wing which flies toward the ideal for us.
the thankful classmate and friend grows up road of， let i no longer standing alone in the itinerary of life； the with gratitude is frustrated and let us become in a time the failure stronger.