Christmas in the USA > niveau B1+

Niveau B1+

Pays : USA

Type de production orale : Expression Orale en Continu (E.O.C.)

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Hello, my name is Taylor. I am 23 years old and I live in the state of Wisconsin in the USA. In
Wisconsin, Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year. The Christmas celebrations
begin the last Friday of November - the day after Thanksgiving. On that Friday, most families go
to a tree farm to choose a Christmas tree. They cut the tree down, bring it back home with them,
and decorate it with their family. 
On December 24th, or as we call it, Christmas Eve, most families have a nice dinner and go to
a Christmas church service called “midnight mass.” This church service takes place at 11pm.
Christmas dinner traditionally includes ham and a special drink called egg nog. This delicious
drink is made with eggs, cream, sugar and spices.
On Christmas day, most families exchange gifts in the morning. 
In the United States, we have a lot of Christmas traditions. For example, stockings, A stocking
is a large sock that is hung on the fireplace and filled with small gifts on Christmas Eve. Another
tradition is mistletoe. Mistletoe is a green plant that is hung above doorways. When a couple
finds themselves underneath the mistletoe, they must kiss. We also have the tradition of Ugly
Jumper Parties. This is a party where every guest is required to wear the ugliest Christmas
jumper they can find. The party finishes with a competition in which the ugliest jumper is chosen
and that person wins a prize.
Christmas in the United States is one of the best times of the year!