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Canadian Christmas Traditions You Can Do Too

December 12, 2020
With the year you've had this past 2020, it's hard to imagine you'll end it with a merry Christmas, isn't it? Most especially since you can't even go anywhere because of the global pandemic. Not to mention the fact that you might not even get to see your family for the holidays this year! In a nutshell, 2020 is a year you'd probably want to forget. But that doesn't mean you can still have a merry Christmas. Take the Canadians, for instance. They know how to celebrate the holidays! And whether you're in the country or not, Canada has a few traditions you can still do at home!
Canadian Christmas Traditions You Can Do Too


Decorating Your Christmas Tree

Even if you can't go to many places outside right now because the Covid-19 pandemic still looms large, there are probably a few Christmas tree shops near your home. And it's probably safe to go there and get a tree for your place to make it look more festive for the holiday season. Decorating it is often one of the most fun traditions Canadians have for Christmas. The French, the Americans and the British do it, so it's no surprise that people from Canada do it too. There's nothing like gathering the family altogether and putting up lights and all sorts of ornaments on the tree to really lift up the holiday spirit.
Canadian Christmas Traditions You Can Do Too
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Watching 'The Nutcracker' Ballet

With so many great holiday movies to watch, you'd think the Canadians will choose one, right? Well, they mostly do! But in terms of unique Christmas traditions, watching the National Ballet of Canada's annual production of 'The Nutcracker' is on top of many lists. Since having premiered the famous play in 1995, around one million people have watched the show year after year. It's become one of the country's favorite holiday traditions, one that the whole family can enjoy. Though it's unsure whether they'll do the production again this year, you can still stream old performances online! It's a great stay-at-home alternative!
Canadian Christmas Traditions You Can Do Too
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Listening to Michael Bublé

One of the greatest performers to ever come out of Canada is, undoubtedly, the 21st-century crooner Michael Bublé. He's often been regarded as this generation's Frank Sinatra and it's no question as to why. His silky smooth yet velvety deep voice just resonates with a lot of people. Even, surprisingly, during Christmas. Since he started his career in the early 2000s, it's his Christmas albums that have sold the most, not just in Canada, but in the rest of the world. He has become the go-to singer when one wants to lift the mood with some holiday songs. And it's even come to a point that he's become a Christmas meme!
Canadian Christmas Traditions You Can Do Too
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Enjoying Eggnog

While the French have their coffee and the Spanish have their hot chocolate (with churros, of course!), Canadians have their eggnog! This sweet and rich milky punch has been the go-to beverage for holiday parties and Christmas dinners for years now. Some like it because it's both rich and creamy a the same time, giving quite the sweet sensation that no other drink can compare. While many are tickled by how much it reminds them of a winter wonderland, the ultimate paradise for any Christmas-lover. Fortunately, eggnog isn't all that complicated to make. One just needs eggs, milk, cream, and sugar and you're good to go!
Canadian Christmas Traditions You Can Do Too
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Giving to Charity

It's no secret that Canadians are some, if not the nicest people in the world. They often have the best manners are always kind and friendly to those they meet. And during Christmas, the goodness of these people goes into maximum overdrive as they often give to charity during the holidays. After all, Christmas is the 'season of giving,' right? Well, the people from Canada exemplify that to a tee! They'd gather old clothes, toys, and extra cash that they have and they give them to charities that distribute their donations to the less fortunate. Others would even go as far as to serve the poor in soup kitchens during the holidays!
Canadian Christmas Traditions You Can Do Too
Source: Wikimedia Commons


Shopping During Boxing Day

One of the more unique traditions of Canadians is that they celebrate Boxing Day. What's Boxing Day, you ask? It's simply the day right after Christmas—December 26. Though it's more famous in the UK, Canadians still also observe this as a national holiday. For many in the country, is a mother free day to enjoy during the holiday season. But for a lot of people, the most important part about Boxing Day are the great sales in stores and malls. Fortunately, even in the age of the Covid-19 pandemic, one can still shop during this day via online stores and retailers.
Canadian Christmas Traditions You Can Do Too
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Even if you can't be in Canada this Christmas, there's no stopping from celebrating the holiday the way they do it here! Canadians have a handful of holiday traditions you can easily do yourself in the comforts of your own home, wherever that may be!

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