Christmas is the most widely recognized holiday in the world. After all, it has Santa Claus as its brand ambassador. It has been the subject of many stories, poems and films. ‘A Christmas Carol' being the most famous among them. The elements representing Christmas, such as the Christmas tree and Santa Claus, have been an integral part of pop culture for many years. The magic of Christmas is infectious and it spreads across the world when it arrives. It brings out the child in each of us. We have made a list of four elements without which Christmas would be incomplete.

Trees, Ornaments and Everything Else

As Christmas approaches, people start to decorate their homes. The first decorated house on the street is a sign that the festivities are upon us. People buy Christmas trees and decorate them to an extent where you can't even see the green. A wreath on the door, a snowman on the front porch and lights all around the house, this is the general scene if you happen to drive past any neighborhood during Christmas. Decorations are one of the most unique elements of the holiday season. Without it, Christmas spirit doesn't quite reach the same level.

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It's the postal code for the North Pole, assigned by the Canadian Post. This is where Santa Claus is fabled to live. Santa Claus is synonymous to Christmas, and without him the festival loses its magic. It's also an innocent ruse parents use to keep their children from misbehaving throughout the year. On Christmas Eve, fathers dress up in Santa Claus outfits and leave presents for their children. This is done to keep the ruse alive, until the children are old enough to believe otherwise. Kids keep milk and cookies for Santa Claus as a reward for his trouble, these treats end up in their father's tummy.

Gifts, Lots of Gifts

Christmas is the season of giving. Hence, exchanging presents is at the heart of this festival. This is why kids anxiously await Christmas mornings. They wake up early to find presents under the Christmas tree, which have been put there by parents and relatives. Exchanging gifts among friends and family is an important Christmas tradition. However, the spirit of giving is not just restricted to these people. During the holiday season, people indulge in charity to help the less fortunate. This makes Christmas truly a season of giving.

It's the Season to Be Jolly

Apart from the material elements, there is also a feeling of well being and happiness that makes Christmas unique. The decorations on houses, and singing in the street, help to spread a festive nature throughout the neighborhood. It is a time when the entire family comes together, and spends the day celebrating. It is also a time when you can watch reruns of the Home Alone movies on TV, with a hot cup of chocolate to keep you company. The magic of Christmas is felt most when it is shared with other people. Hence, it is upon you to spread joy to the world.

Without these basic elements, Christmas is incomplete. If you truly wish to experience Christmas in all of its glory, make sure you incorporate these elements in your celebrations.


Source by Randell Kemp