Jingle bells Jingle bells jingle all the way!! The carol puts you in a Christmas mood and brings with it memories of the years gone by and the many December moons. Christmas, the festival of giving, sharing and rejoicing is that time of the year when everything appears radiant. Carols are sung, houses decorated and the whole place is vibrant with the festive preparations.
ike elsewhere in the world, December 25 is celebrated in India too as the nativity of Jesus Christ with traditional joy and gaiety. In fact, it cuts across the limits of the Church to spill over into the streets for all to participate. It is a time for merry-making and exchanging gifts in India, for Christmas is also about cakes and puddings. Santa Clause has come To Town: The market places are all embellished with tinsel and buntings and people masquerading as Santa stalk customers, particularly children with gifts in the big cities. Bedecked and glittering Christmas trees are all over the place. For the devout, the celebrations begin on Christmas Eve. Carols are sung and various churches organize the midnight Mass. The service on Christmas Day is attended by Christians dressed in new clothes. After the morning congregation is over, people assemble in their homes for the family get-togethers History of Christmas: The history of Christmas dates back over 4000 years. Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. The 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the Yule log, the giving of gifts, carnivals (parades) with floats, carolers who sing while going from house to house, the holiday feasts, and the church processions can all be traced back to the early Mesopotamians.

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