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外国人最喜欢的圣诞传统有哪些

2016-12-21 16:18

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  每个圣诞节的早晨都如此相似。我们早早就醒来,甚至比父母都早很久,然后就会迅速冲到楼下,迫不及待希望打开客厅的门看看礼物是不是已经放在圣诞树下。

  当然啦,门肯定是牢牢的锁上的,因为只有在老爸冲完淋浴喝完一杯咖啡,圣诞节才能开始。在圣诞节早晨的等待简直是一种煎熬,我们就会挤到老妈的床上兴奋的想着我们的袜子里会放了什么,以及圣诞树下用史努比包装纸包装的是什么礼物。

  只有当老爸端起一杯热腾腾的咖啡的时候,我们才允许进入精心装饰的房间。首先翻翻袜子,里面总是装满小礼物,也总会有一把新牙刷。下面就是礼物了。因为我家有七个孩子,我们总是按照年纪大小顺序来打开礼物——从小到大,然后都把打开的礼物放在展示台上。

  自从我到国外生活以后,圣诞节就变得不一样了,但是我仍然怀念那些充满欢乐的圣诞节早晨,特别是当我自己也会为自己准备一杯圣诞早晨的咖啡的时候。

  每一个人都有自己喜欢的圣诞节传统,下面我们就来看一看吧:

  Every Christmas morning growing up was the same. We'd wake up early, much earlier than our parents, and rush downstairs to see if the doors to the living room were open and presents were under the tree.

  The doors were tightly shut, of course, because Christmas Day wasn't allowed to start until my Dad had taken a shower and had his first cup of coffee. Waiting on Christmas morning was absolute torture, but we'd pile into bed with my Mom and excitedly contemplate what might be in our stockings and wrapped in Snoopy wrapping paper under the tree.

  Only when my Dad finally had a piping hot cup of coffee in hand were we finally allowed to open the doors and pile into the brightly decorated room. Stockings came first, stuffed with trinkets and always, always a new toothbrush. Then presents. Since there are seven kids in my family we would always open presents in age order—youngest to oldest, with every present given center stage as it was unwrapped.

  Christmas looks different now that I live abroad, but I still think back on those early mornings fondly, especially as I make my own cup of Christmas morning coffee.

  Everyone has their own favorite Christmas traditions. Here are a few of our own:

  Lindsay:

  在我小的时候,圣诞节是非常特殊的日子。我最喜欢的圣诞传统就是在圣诞节早晨我和兄弟姐妹们排队量完身高之后,就会到客厅打开那些圣诞老人乘我们熟睡时准备的礼物。在打开所有的礼物,并且都认真把玩之后,我们就开始准备一些超棒的食物,比如香肠球、饼干、鸡蛋,还会把前一天晚上的食物再次加热一下。在圣诞节期间,我和我的家人都会午休很久。因为这就是一年中最适合不顾形象,穿着最喜爱的睡衣,来休息以及充电的时候了。在圣诞期间,我常常就是不化妆,吃完睡,睡完吃!

  Lindsay: Christmas was always a really special time for me as a kid. My favorite tradition was that Christmas morning my cousins and I would line up in order of height and walk into the living room where Santa left all of the presents while we were sleeping. After all of the presents were assembled and thoroughly played with, we would make amazing things called sausage balls, biscuits, eggs and heat up all of the left overs from the night before. Also during Christmas my family spends a lot of time napping. For us, its the time of year to rest and recharge in your favorite pajamas, without caring what you look like. I usually spend Christmas in sweatpants with no make up on going from meal to nap and back again!

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