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12 Funny Differences Between Christmas In America And England



And we're in that time of the year again!

#12 Father Christmas Or Santa Claus

#12 Father Christmas Or Santa Claus

In England, young children call Santa Claus as Father Christmas. While they weren't the same thing till the last century, they essentially have the same spirit now! Before Victorian times, Father Christmas was more concerned with adult feasting and merry-making and had nothing to do with children or giving gifts. He also wore a green suit, not a red one.

#11 Letters For Santa

#11 Letters For Santa

In England, rather than sending the emails to Santa, children used to write letters and put them on the firepit. So, how can Santa see their wishes through the ash? That's magic!

#10 The Gift Placing

#10 The Gift Placing

In England, you do not find the gifts under the Christmas tree but in the stockings beside your bed!

#9 The Boxing Day

#9 The Boxing Day

The day after Christmas in England is a holiday called Boxing Day. The day after Christmas in America (although they do celebrate Boxing day in Canada) is called December 26th.

#8 The Christmas Dinner

#8 The Christmas Dinner

Roasted Turkey is a must for Christmas dinner in England, while some American households might opt for ham or goose. Further, other delicacies that are reserved especially for Christmas in England include bread sauce, which isn’t a sauce for bread, but a sauce thickened with bread, and bacon wrapped sausages.

#7 White Christmas

#7 White Christmas

Although sometimes, England is covered in snow during Christmas, more often, England celebrates a rainy Christmas!

#6 The Decor

#6 The Decor

Not that people in England do not put up Christmas decorations, but when compared to what people in America do, there isn't much you can say about it! Americans do things BIG!

#5 The Desserts

#5 The Desserts

While Americans settle for a piece of pumpkin or pecan pie, people at England quench their sugary urges with a helping of Christmas pudding or mince pie

#4 Christmas Crackers And Paper Hats

#4 Christmas Crackers And Paper Hats

One of the customary habits in England includes opening your Christmas crackers and donning your paper hat before you eat dinner

#3 The Christmas Lighting

#3 The Christmas Lighting

Like we've told you, Americans like to do this in an extravagant manner!

#2 Chrimbo

#2 Chrimbo

You might get wished a Merry Chrimbo instead of Merry Christmas, and don't fret, they're not having a stroke, that's just an English slang for Christmas!

#1 Treats For Santa

#1 Treats For Santa

While in America kids leave some cookies and milk for Santa, kids in England treat Father Christmas like an adult he is and leave him some brandy, cookies, and mince pie.



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