Christmas traditions that last a lifetime

Across the united states, there is a difference in ways by which people celebrate Christmas traditions. This is largely as a result of its multi-cultural nature. There are customs identical to ones in the UK, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, and Mexico.

For families that have their origin from western Europe, turkey or ham with cranberry sauce is the traditional meal, however, for their eastern European counterparts, turkey with trimmings, kielbasa (a Polish sausage), cabbage dishes, and soups is what to expect; some Italian families prefer lasagne!

Making and eating gingerbread houses are common in the US. Christians usually will go to church to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Most churches will hold carol services and special events where a Christmas story is told.

Americans also send out Christmas Cards, like Carol singing and there’s the unusual custom of the Christmas Pickle! In southwest America, a popular food at Christmas is tamales. 

During the festive season, towns and cities are often decorated with lights. People will also decorate their homes and outsides their houses. It is also common to find snowmen, reindeer and Santa statutes.

The most famous Christmas street lights in the USA are at the Rockefeller Center in New York where there is a huge Christmas Tree with a public ice skating rink in front of it over Christmas and the New Year.

Christmas traditions in the US are not very different from Christmas traditions that are practiced around the world, although for sure, there are bound to be variations.

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