Christmas is an annual memorial of the birth of Jesus Christ and a commonly observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world. Christmas is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an important part of the Christmas and holiday season.

Christmas in India:

Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and carolling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas merry-christmastrees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christ kind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas time and have their own body of customs and teachings.

Because gift giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve sensitive economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a major event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. While the birth year of Jesus is approximate among modern historians to have been between 7 and 2 BC, the correct month and day of his birth are unknown.

Christmas is both a holy religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature.

Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the birthday of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a religious leader whose tradition forms the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, presence church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. Christmas Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1870.

December 25, 2013 is celebrated as a Christmas Day.

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Best Christmas Carols :

Christmas carols are Christian lyrics includes in Christian song that is sung on Christmas. These lyrics include various types and tones that make any song very special on occasion.

St. Francis introduced Christian carols as church services in 12th century. Carole is comes from French word which means dancing around in a circle. Christmas tree, Santa Claus, reindeer etc are being part of Christmas carols. Some of good Christmas carols are as follows.

* Silent Night

Silent night, holy night,
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven a far,
Heavely hosts sing alleluia;
Christ the Saviour, is born!
Christ the Saviour, is born!

Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

* Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh,
Over the fields we go, laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tails ring, making spirits bright,
What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight.

Chorus
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago, I thought I’d take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright, was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seemed his lot;
He got into a drifted bank and we got upsot

A day or two ago, the story I must tell
I went out on the snow, and on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by, in a one-horse open sleigh
He laughed as there I sprawling lie but quickly drove away

Now the ground is white, go it while you’re young
Take the girls tonight, and sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bob-tailed bay, two-forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh and crack! you’ll take the lead.

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