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Hi everyone, I'm Gina.
It's getting cold, there are lights and decorated trees everywhere you look...that can only mean that it's nearly the 25th of December and nearly Christmas Day!
In this lesson, you're going to learn about how Christmas is celebrated in Britain.
If we think of Christmas, we think of snow scenes. But, do you know what the definition of a White Christmas in the UK is?
Weโ€™ll show you the answer at the end of this video.
One of the most famous Christmas traditions, and one that often causes the most stress, is exchanging gifts. Children get excited to see what presents Santa Claus will leave for them under the Christmas tree and leave brandy and a mince pie out for him on Christmas Eve. For adults, it means braving busy stores to find the perfect present for those they love. But always remember, it's the thought that counts!
Christmas is a time for families to gather together and central to this is the Christmas dinner. The whole family sits down together to eat a heavy meal of turkey and all of the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding for dessert. Often, we pull Christmas crackers and inside these are terrible jokes, cheap presents and paper Christmas hats.
After lunch while everyone is waiting for the food to digest, many people switch on the TV and watch the special Christmas programmes and movies that are broadcast. The most famous of these is the Queen's Christmas speech. It's broadcast simultaneously on the two biggest TV channels in the UK, the BBC and ITV, at 3pm, and the Queen reviews the year and gives us a Christmas message that usually speaks of tolerance and forgiveness.
If you send a letter to Santa and address it to the North Pole, then it will go to the North Pole. If you address it to Santa's Grotto, then instead it will be answered by his British elves.
And now I'll give you the answer to the earlier quiz.
If we think of Christmas, we think of snow scenes. But, do you know what the definition of a White Christmas in the UK is?
A Christmas is considered a White Christmas in the UK if a single snowflake falls on the roof of the weather centre in London during Christmas Day. It doesn't matter how much snow the rest of the country gets, it only counts if it snows at the London weather centre.
How was this lesson? Did you learn something interesting?
Do you remember the name of the most famous Christmas programme?
Leave us a comment at EnglishClass101.com. And we'll see you in the next lesson!

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Do you remember the name of the most famous Christmas programme?

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Hello Ishirama,


Thanks for taking the time to share. ๐Ÿ‘


Please let us know if you ever have any questions throughout your studies, we would be happy to assist.


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Queen's Christmas Speech

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Hello MN,


You are right, Christmas is a celebration of Jesus Christ's birth.


Christmas is celebrated differently for alot of people.


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Eva

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MN
Wednesday at 04:37 AM
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I thought Christmas is the celebrating of the birthday of Jesus Christ and I'm really sure a lot of people in the UK celebrate him on this day. Why don't talk any word about that?

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Hello Nanciely,


Right again! ๐Ÿ˜„ You're doing great!


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Queen's Christmas Speech

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Hello Naidu,


You got it right! Congrats :D


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Queen's Christmas speech