Christmas in the United States

Christmas in the United States places Santa Claus amid the center of the celebration. Many children believe that during this occasion, he will come down from the chimney bringing lots of gifts consisting of goodies and toys. The tradition may vary from one state to another mostly evident in the kind of Christmas trees that the households have. For example, northeastern States usually have fig trees for Christmas trees while those in the south prefer using palm trees.

Christmas dinner requires no typical menu but the most prominent of all is roast beef. Oftentimes, some of the most common main courses may include a smoke salmon and hors-d’oeuvre of different flavors and varieties. As for desserts, delicacies may also vary depending on each state as well as that of the cook’s specialty. What makes the entire dinner truly Christmas is how the foods are garnished with the different colors of the holidays.

“President’s Cake” is served in the White House following a tradition that has been transferred from one president to the next starting with Abraham Lincoln. The recipe is a well-kept secret and it cannot be found anywhere else.

On the contrary, eggnog is a special kind of drink that is served during Christmas. It is rich, creamy and thick and flavored with rum. For a different kind of twist, it is sprinkles with nutmeg or cinnamon. It is offered to every guest which is symbolic of hospitality. A large eggnog bowl is also in hotel lobbies for guests to partake. Usually, it is conspicuously placed in a well lighted area near the Christmas tree.

3 Comments about “Christmas in the United States”

  1. Yara Perez Says:

    To whom it may concern,
    My name is Yara & I am looking for help for christmas, I have 2 wonderful children who deserves the best christmas ever. I have so much bills & I dont work at the moment. They behave & are very respectful, I have a Girl of the age of 7 her Birthday is October 6, 2004. She loves Barbies & baby dolls & more, I also have a boy of the age of 4 his birthday is June 19, 2007. He loves cars, Action figure toys, Musical toy & more. If you can help me please email me i really would like any help or if you know any info about christmas places that help to get gifts thank you & may god bless

  2. Pattie Says:

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  3. Leslie Oligney Says:

    Hi my name is Leslie and I live in Anaconda, Montana where there in not much available here and am on disability; I have 4 children ages 1, 3, 8, and 10 with our boy being the oldest. Our 3 year old has been through multiple heart surgeries done in Seattle, Washington and she has a pace maker, so times have been really tough, especially since their father recently had a heart attack and has been out of work for over a month now due to the winter season. We’re barelly scrapeing by with all our bills and with Christmas getting so close we can only pray that there is someone out there that is willing to help us this year. Our children don’t quit understand the true meaning of Christmas yet, but our two older children are slowly learning. If there is anyone who is willing to help out our family this year, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you so much, Leslie, John Sr., John Jr., Fiona, Jewel, and Gwen.

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