S … is for Santa, Season’s Greetings, Stockings and Stuffing

Santa ClausFather Christmas, also known as Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas, is said to bring presents to the homes of good children on 24 December, the night before Christmas Day.

Take a look at this short video clip (link to: www.history.com) if you’re interested in his origins!

You’ll often see the words “Season’s Greetings” on Christmas cards. This can be translated as “Frohe Festtage” and is a greeting commonly used before or during the Christmas holiday.

And, you’ve probably heard about the Christmas stockings which are hung on the mantlepiece or at the foot of children’s beds on Christmas Eve for Santa to fill with toys, sweets and other gifts. These presents are often called stocking fillers.

Oh, and if you do decide to offer turkey at Christmas (a  tradition in Britain), you’ll want to know how to stuff it. Marthastewart.com has a nice little video clip to teach you. You don’t know how to prepare the stuffing? This recipe (link to: www.bbc.co.uk) looks quite easy.

 

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Written by Christine Burgmer

19. December 2014