Christmas around the World
Christmas in Italy
The Christmas season starts three weeks before christmas. In some parts shepherds come to the towns and villages and play and sing christmas carols. In the week before christmas children go from house to house in shepherds costumes singing christmas carols. They get money to buy presents.
Christmas in England
The English love Christmas music. The English gift giver is called Father Christmas who leaves presents in stockings on Christmas eve. The Children leave an empty stocking or pillowcase hanging at the end of the bed. In the morning they hope it will be full of presents. In England the day after Christmas is called boxing day because boys go out and collect money in clay boxes.