In December, the days are short and the nights are long. The sun comes up at about 8 o’clock and it gets dark at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The shortest day is the 21st or 22nd. The weather is usually cold. We sometimes have frost in the morning and we might have some snow.
Of course, when we think about December, we also think about Christmas! A lot of people have a Christmas tree and decorate their houses. We send Christmas cards and buy presents for friends and family. Christmas Day is the 25th and people usually spend the day with their family. A traditional Christmas lunch is roast turkey with potatoes and vegetables, then Christmas pudding, which is a dessert made with dried fruit. We give our presents to each other on this day. A lot of children believe that their presents are from “Santa Claus” or “Father Christmas”.
December 31st is New Year’s Eve. People usually spend the evening with friends, maybe at a party. At midnight, we listen to Big Ben, the famous clock in London, strike 12, on the TV or radio, and we drink champagne.
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