British Holidays – Christmas

British Holidays – Christmas


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 we’ll show you the answer at the
end of this video one of the most famous Christmas traditions and the one that
causes the most stress is exchanging gifts children get excited to see what
present Santa Claus will leave for them under the Christmas tree and leave
brandy and the mince pie out for him on Christmas Eve for adults it means
braving busy stores to find the perfect presents 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 programs 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 3:00 p.m. and the Queen reviews a year and gives us a Christmas
message that usually speaks of tolerance and forgiveness if you send the 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 Center how is this lesson did
you learn something interesting do you remember the name of the most famous
Christmas program leave us a comment at English class 101.com
and we’ll see you in the next lesson bye

15 thoughts on “British Holidays – Christmas

  1. Your definition of a White Christmas sounds exactly like the very liberal definition that I use here in northern Ohio. Sadly no White Christmas this year.

  2. Is it compulsory that during Christmas people have to eat turkey. This is the only worst part of Christmas rest all is good. I love vegan Christmas very much.

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