Christmas Day Traditions in England, Scotland and Wales (A British Christmas)

Christmas presents are opened on Christmas Day.

Opening Christmas Stocking Provides

Christmas Day is the preferred day for children. They wake up very early in the morning to discover their stockings have actually been filled by Dad Christmas and excitedly unwrap the presents prior to decreasing to breakfast.

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Opening the Christmas Stocking The Main Presents Family presents are opened either late early morning or throughout the afternoon. The family gather together to open the presents discovered under the Christmas tree.

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Opening the presents under the Christmas tree Why do we provide each

other presents on Christmas Day? The tradition of providing gifts is believed to be connected to the presents that the wise guys (the Magi) brought to Jesus.

Church Solutions

Church

Lots of Christians will go to church to sing carols and to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. More people attend the church on this day than any other day of the year. Individuals placed on their finest clothes to go to church.

Christmas Supper and Christmas Tea

The Queen’s Speech

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< img src="https://www.projectbritain.com/Xmas/../royal/qu.jpg"alt ="image: The Queen"width="122"height= "149"/ > A traditional feature of Christmas afternoon is the Queen’s Christmas Message. At three o’clock in the afternoon, the Queen gives her Christmas Message to the country which is transmitted

on radio and television. The Queen’s message is likewise broadcast throughout the British Commonwealth. The very first televised broadcast of the Queen’s Christmas message was in 1957, however it is a tradition started on the radio in 1932 by George V. f projectbritain.com

The Queen has actually made a Christmas Broadcast to the Commonwealth every year of her reign except 1969, when a repeat of the film’ Royal Household ‘was revealed and a written message from The Queen provided.

In 2007, The Queen released her own channel on video-sharing website YouTube, which featured the message.

Queen on Youtube
www.youtube.com/theroyalchannel The launch marks the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s very first televised festive address in 1957.

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