Santa Claus is coming to town in his sleigh. Children are happy and looking at their faces is marvellous. They are full of illusion, waiting nervously the Santas arrival and thinking in their precious presents that they are whising so much. They are the most obedient they can be and they assert good behaviour because Santa is watching them. Writing letters to Santa Claus has been a Christmas tradition for children for many years in UK. Believe in Santa’s magic!
As you probably know British people do not believe in the three royall kings as we believe. That’s why, everything is focused on Santa Claus.
I was a really lucky person because I had the opportunity to see the real Santa. He was surrounded by Christmas elves and his reindeers included Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (the most famous reindeer). I felt very fortunated. The coincidence happened next to Harrods building in South Kensigton. You can see him in the photo of the blog.
The reality is that the Christmas shopping plays an important rol these days. Needlees to say that each single shop transforms in order to prepare Christmas. I like the awesome shop-windows. It is not strange here that people take photos of them or go to window-shopping. I took one photo in Levis, which is attached to the blog.
In relation to Traditional British Christmas Food with the Christmas festivities comes Christmas is a time for delicious, traditional foods and treats. Commonly mince pies, Christmas pudding, trifle and brandy butter are traditionally eaten at desserts at the Christmas Dinner. The Mince Pies, like Christmas Puddings, are filled with a dried fruit mix. I bought some of them just to taste but I must confess that they were not my favourity Christmas treat. To be honest I prefer our turrón.
Apart from that I would like to mention another British tradition. It is the Christmas Crackers that they usually use in this season. They are short cardboard tubes wrapped in colourful paper. There is normally a Cracker next to each plate on the Christmas dinner table.
It´s interesting to find out about Christmas Traditions in UK. As you could read there are quite different traditions from our familiar traditions. The reality is that how Christmas is celebrated depends on different countries and cultures.