Christmas like become a large religious holiday almost everywhere. Therefore, some traditions have grown ups since the first day of celebration. Even though the purpose of commemoration is the same, this festive season could have different traditions in every country.
Austria. This country celebrates Christmas almost like Halloween. Beasts and demons spread around the street and scare everyone. The demon is known as Krampus which is portrayed by the young men supposed to fright the kids with props of bells and chains.
Japan. The tradition in Japan is kinda more culinary vibes. People celebrate the feast with a secular tradition of eating KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). The brand even has a special menu that is advertised days before the festive season.
Norway. Aside from the festive celebration, Norway has a unique tradition of hiding its broom. It reflected the previous centuries when people believed in dark magic and the witch. Nowadays, the tradition still exists, and they even hide the broom in the safest place at home.
Toronto, Canada. Christmas will be the festive commemoration in Toronto. They have the annual Cavalcade of Light festival which is highlighting the city lights of the government’s Christmas tree at Nathan Phillips Square. The first festival was taking place in 1967 and still become a wonderful tradition in this town.
Finland. People in Finland having their own sauna at house is not without any reason. It’s because they believe in the folklore legend of an elf sauna. Besides, the sauna is like a sacred place for giving honor to long-dead ancestors at Christmas.
Sweden. A festive holiday in Sweden took from the oldest tradition names The Yule Goat which existed around the 11th century. Source mentioned that this is a goat-figured that has the power to handle the devil and leads by Saint Nicholas.
Home Alone movie series always become the first pick when it comes to Christmas movie. The first movie aired in 1990 which directed by Christ Columbus and written by John Hughes.
The movie presented the story of a young boy named Kevin McCallister that accidentally left at home while the other family member goes to Europe. At the first, it was nice because he loves at home by himself. Unfortunately, it turns out terrible because the thieves are targeting his house.
Only by himself, the smartest Kevin tried to stop them by making some traps which actually caused the thieves in trouble. The comedy part is where the thieves mostly get tricked by Kevin’s job.
It is such a perfect movie that kids would enjoy but still suit for parents as well. The Home Alone series also provide a great sequel to watch at the end of the year. Home Alone 2 presented the story of Kevin who met the previous thieves from Home Alone while lost in New York. The 3rd sequel is the journey of Alex beating the international spies who seek the computer chips in his toy car.
Each classic scene gives you old vibes of Christmas celebrations that are quite related from now on. Comedy and heart-warming scenes are created beautifully. Somehow this movie brings back childhood memories for some people, especially at Christmas.
Christmas is a wonderful time when people share each other gifts. Customize your party favors or treat bags and make them look exclusive. Spare your off time DIYing and grab the materials. Consider some fillers to be in the package. You can go with the ones that work for small table gifts, office party favors, Christmas treats for kids, and goodie bags for adults.
Assorted candies are great for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Choose the candies that have colors linked to the feast such as green, white, and red. Naming the candies would be fun too. Connect it with the things like Elf Kisses, Snowman pillows, and more. Packed with a clear plastic bag while also wrapped with the “Merry Christmas” card on the closure.
Breakfast mix sounds good for your office mate. This is a good option if you don’t have time to cook anything. Just mix an instant breakfast menu such as an oat mixed with almonds and milk powder. You can label it as a Snowman Breakfast.
Aside from the food, you can also go with things kids or your mate can play with.
Slime kits can be a good option yet for kids or even adults. Have a package of slime with a Christmas vibe theme. Attach the card that shows each ingredient there. You have many options for the wrap, but the clear jar definitely spots on. Don’t forget your ear-catching sayings!
Playdough in a jar could be the greatest choice. Choose the ones that can stimulate kids' motor skills while also engaging in math learning. Wrap with the clear plastic bag along with the ribbon and funny tags.
Colorful liquid soap is a pretty gift for girls. Just don’t wrap it with anything and give the red ribbons on the closure. Cute tags are necessary too.