“Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle all the way”
Christmas is celebrated every year on December 25. The festival marks the celebration of the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is worshipped as the Messiah of God in Christian Mythology. Hence, this is one of the most joyous ceremonies amongst Christians. Although the festival is mainly celebrated by the followers of Christianity, at the same time it is one of the most enjoyed festivals all over the globe. Christmas symbolizes happiness and love. It is celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm by everyone, no matter what religion they follow.
The season of Christmas that begins from Thanksgiving brings festivity and joy in everyone’s lives. Thanksgiving is the day when people thank the almighty for blessing them with harvest and also shows gratitude towards all the good things and people around. On Christmas, people wish each other Merry Christmas and pray that the day takes away all the negativity and darkness from people’s life.
The celebration begins with decorating a Christmas tree. Christmas tree decoration and lighting are the most important part of Christmas. The Christmas tree is an artificial or real pine tree that people adorn with lights, artificial stars, toys, bells, flowers, gifts, etc. People also hide gifts for their loved ones. Traditionally, gifts are hidden in socks under the tree. It is an old belief that a saint named Santa Claus comes on the night of Christmas eve and hides presents for well-behaved kids. This imaginary figure brings a smile on everyone’s face. Christmas carols are also sung in the church to celebrate this festival.
On this day, people tell each other stories and anecdotes related to Christmas. It is believed that Jesus Christ, the son of God, came to the Earth on this day to end people’s sufferings and miseries. His visit is symbolic of goodwill and happiness and it is depicted through the visit of the wise men and the shepherds. Christmas is, indeed, a magical festival which is all about sharing joy and happiness.