Christmas in England It is that time of the year again, when you are thankful for everything merry and bright. May this Christmas be a delight!
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Christmas Eve The day before Christmas is very busy for families in England. They wrap presents, bake cookies, and hang stockings over the fireplace. Then everyone gathers around the tree as someone tells the favorite story. After hearing their favorite Christmas story, children write a letter to Father Christmas with their wishes. They toss their letter into the fire so their wishes can go up the chimney.
Christmas Eve After the children fall asleep on Christmas Eve, Father Christmas comes to visit. He wears a long, red robe, carries a sack of toys, and arrives on his sleigh pulled by reindeer. He fills the children's stockings with candies and small toys. Glossary: wrap presents – pakować prezenty stocking – pończocha, skarpeta fireplace –kominek gather – zbierać się toss – rzucać robe – szata sack – wór sleigh - sanie
Christmas Day Christmas gifts are opened only on Christmas days. Christmas dinner is eaten usually at midday and only after that gifts can be opened. During the Christmas dinner, roast turkey is served with vegetables and sauces while rich fruity Christmas pudding is served as desserts with brandy sauce.
Christmas Day After dinner, the family gathers in the living room to listen to the Queen of England deliver a message over radio and television. At teatime in the late afternoon, the beautifully decorated Christmas cake is served. Glossary: gift – prezent, upominek roast turkey – indyk pieczony deliver a message – wygłaszać orędzie icicles – sople lodu laughter – śmiech peep - podglądać
"Early Christmas Morning"Listen to the children singWatch them dancing all 'round the Christmas tree ...Waiting for the openingEarly Christmas morning ...All around the world is sleepingLittle children there's no peepingWait and see what Santa's bringingEarly Christmas morning ... Icicles and breakfast cakes ...Friends and family we will celebrateSounds that joy and laughter makeEarly Christmas morning ...All around and far off placesAngels waken smiling facesWrapping us with love and gracesEarly Christmas morning ...Early Christmas morning ... Listen toa Christmas Song
Boxing Day The day after Christmas is called Boxing Day. This day has nothing to do with fighting. Long ago, people filled church alms boxes with donations for the poor. Then on December 26, the boxes were distributed. Now people often use this day to give small gifts of money to the mail carrier, news vendor, and others who have helped them during the year. Glossary: church alms boxes – pojemniki na datki w kościele donations - datki the poor - biedni distributed - rozdawany news vendor – sprzedawca gazet mail carrier - listonosz
The Ingredients: 3 ounces of flour 5 ounces of bread crumbs 5 ounces of suet 1¼ pounds of mixed dried fruit 1 small orange 1 small lemon 1 small cooking apple 2 eggs 1 tablespoonful of treacle ½ teaspoonful of mixed spice ½ teaspoonful of cinnamon ½ teaspoonful of nutmeg 1 small carrot 6 ounces of sugar (brown or white) 4 ounces of candid peel Pinch of salt Christmas Pudding
Christmas Pudding The Method of Mixture Mix flour, bread crumbs, suet, and mixed dried fruit into a large bowl. Add grated orange and lemon rind and juice. Add grated cooking apple. Mix well. Add eggs, treacle, spices and grated carrot. Add sugar, candid peel and salt. Mix well. (Optional ingredient tablespoon of whisky or brandy). Allow mixture to stand over night in a covered bowl. Place mixture into well greased pudding bowls. Cover with grease proof paper and secure with string. Pressure cook according to pressure cooker instructions. Allow to mature for approximately one month before final serving.
Ounce - uncja Flour - mąka Bread crumbs – bułka tarta Suet - smalec Dried fruit – suszone owoce Tablespoonful – łyżka stołowa Treacle - melasa Teaspoonful - łyżeczka Nutmeg –gałka muszkatołowa Candied peel – skórka kandyzowana Pinch - szczypta Bowl - miska Grated - starty Rind - skórka Covered - przykryty Greased - natłuszczony Grease proof paper - papier do pieczenia Secure - zabezpieczać String – tasiemka, sznurek Pressure cook – gotować w szybkowarze Mature - dojrzewać Approximately – w przybliżeniu, około Glossary
Christmas wishes May this Christmas be so special that you never ever feel lonely again and be surrounded by loved ones throughout! Love, Peace and Joy came down on earth on Christmas day to make you happy and cheerful. May Christmas spread cheer in your lives! Here's wishing you all the joys of the season. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
Joy to the world, the Lord is come!Let earth receive her King;Let every heart prepare Him room,And Heaven and nature sing,And Heaven and nature sing,And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.Joy to the world, the Savior reigns!Let men their songs employ;While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plainsRepeat the sounding joy,Repeat the sounding joy,Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy. He rules the world with truth and grace,And makes the nations proveThe glories of His righteousness,And wonders of His love,And wonders of His love,And wonders, wonders, of His love. Sing a Christmas carol