Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ， observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world‘s nations， is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians， as well as culturally by many non-Christians， and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.
The traditional Christmas narrative， the Nativity of Jesus， delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem， in accordance with messianic prophecies. Although the month and date of Jesus’ birth are unknown， the church in the early fourth century fixed the date as December 25. This corresponds to the date of the solstices on the Roman calendar. Most Christians celebrate on December 25 in the civil calendars used in countries throughout the world. For Christians， believing that God came into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity， rather than knowing Jesus’ exact birth sate， is considered to be the primary purpose in celebrating Christmas.
圣诞卡是在传统的圣诞节庆祝活动中发送的贺卡，目的是在人们之间传达与节日有关的一系列情感。西方社会和亚洲的许多人（包括一些非基督徒）通常在圣诞节前的几周内交换圣诞贺卡。传统的问候语是“祝您圣诞快乐，新年快乐”。第一张现代圣诞贺卡是约翰·卡尔科特·霍斯利（John Calcott Horsley）创作的。
A Christmas card is a greeting card sent as part of the traditional celebration of Christmas in order to convey between people a range of sentiments related to the holiday season. Christmas cards are usually exchanged during the weeks preceding Christmas Day by many people （including some non-Christians） in Western society and in Asia. The traditional greeting reads “wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”。 The first modern Christmas card was by John Calcott Horsley.
A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas Eve so that the Santa Claus can fill it with small toys， candy， fruit， coins or other small gifts when he arrives. Some people even put their Christmas stocking by their bedposts so Santa Claus can fill it by the bed while they sleep.
Every year， as Christmas rolls around， one will commonly see people wearing red pointed hats. They sometimes have little white balls on top， and they usually have a band of white around the bottom， but they are always red and always pointed. It is said that you will be sleeping peacefully and a little warmly if wearing christmas hat at night.
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