Автор: Розакулова Нафиса Шавкатовна, «Болашак — Кун» балабакша, Преподаватель.
Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural holiday by billions of people around the world. Theories advanced to explain that choice include that it falls exactly nine months after the Christian celebration of the conception of Jesus, or that it was selected to coincide with either the date of the Roman winter solstice or of some ancient winter festival. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving and the hanging of Christmas stockings, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal and various deserts, and the display of various decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmaslights, garlands and wreaths, mistletoe, nativity scenes, Advent calendars and candles, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known variously as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Kris Kringle, among other names, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Christmas Day is celebrated as a major festival and public holiday in countries around the world, including many whose populations are mostly non-Christian.