Christmas Eve Traditions

The 24th December is called Christmas Eve and is usually a busy day for British people. Most people who work try to finish their working day early and do their last minute preparations for the Christmas period. This could be buying extra things for the Christmas meal or wrapping Christmas presents for their families.

The really important day is tomorrow, the 25th December. Children usually wake up early and unwrap their presents. Families come together and eat a traditional Christmas meal of roast turkey and vegetables. The dessert is usually Christmas pudding made with dried fruit. In the afternoon people eat, drink, relax and play games. They often turn on the TV at 3 pm and watch the Queen, who makes a live Christmas Day speech every year.


to wrap             to cover a gift with coloured paper

to unwrap         to remove the coloured paper