Christmas

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Christmas:

Christmas

Christmas is an important Christian festival celebrated on December 25th.:

Christmas is an important Christian festival celebrated on December 25th.

This day marks, and honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth,...:

This day marks, and honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth,...

…who was born in Bethlehem on this day to Mary and Joseph.:

…who was born in Bethlehem on this day to Mary and Joseph.

Celebrations start with a mass before midnight on Christmas Eve.:

Celebrations start with a mass before midnight on Christmas Eve.

This mass ceremony, which is held in churches marks the beginning of Christmas Day.:

This mass ceremony, which is held in churches marks the beginning of Christmas Day.

Traditional customs include exchanging gifts, church celebrations,…:

Traditional customs include exchanging gifts, church celebrations,…

…and the display of various decorations…:

…and the display of various decorations…

… including the Christmas tree,…:

… including the Christmas tree,…

… lights, mistletoe,…:

… lights, mistletoe,…

…nativity scenes and holly leaves.:

…nativity scenes and holly leaves.

Santa Claus is a popular mythological figure, often associated with bringing gifts on Christmas.:

Santa Claus is a popular mythological figure, often associated with bringing gifts on Christmas.

Santa is often shown riding a sleigh pulled by reindeers.:

Santa is often shown riding a sleigh pulled by reindeers.

The entire Christmas season spans more than a week, and is known as Yuletide.:

The entire Christmas season spans more than a week, and is known as Yuletide.

Often, people in the western hemisphere have vacations at this time that span until the New Year.:

Often, people in the western hemisphere have vacations at this time that span until the New Year.

Christmas also heralds sales and fairs,…:

Christmas also heralds sales and fairs,…

…and is associated with Christmas cakes.:

…and is associated with Christmas cakes.

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