Christmas Day

For many people in the United Kingdom the 25th of December is a special day. It is Christmas Day. As a child I often woke up early on Christmas morning excited about what presents were under the Christmas Tree in the front room. The house was decorated with tinsel and lights and stars.
Christmas Day was always a family day. In the afternoon we all opened our presents. After that we sat down for a big family meal of turkey and stuffing. Mum had been cooking all morning. After dinner we listened to the Queen’s Speech. Sometimes we would have visitors too.
In the background was the music of Christmas carols celebrating the birth of Jesus. Christmas was always a very exciting and busy time.