Christmas Day Christmas Day falls on the twenty-fifth of December. It is a very happy day for many boys and girls . Before the term ends in some schools , the children act a nativity① or “birth” play, showing how Jesus② was born in a stable③. On the twenty-fourth of December, all children are very excited. Usually they are sent to bed early so that their parents can get the presents ready. The younger children think that Father Christmas will come down the chimney or fireplace , so they hang up a sock for him to put presents in. The greedy ones even hang up a pillow-case④ or a sack⑤ to try to get more presents. Later that night, Father or Mother will put presents in the sock, and leave others at the side of the bed. On Christmas morning, the children wake up very early. Some even turn on the light at two o'clock, and most of them are awake by six o'clock although it is not light in England for another hour or two at this time of the year.Children look for their presents , and the young ones play while the dinner is prepared. At about one o'clock in the afternoon, the Christmas dinner is brought in . The turkey or chicken is quickly eaten . Children search in their Christmas pudding for new coins which are hidden in it . The rest of the day is full of games and eating until the happiest of all Christmas hollidays comes to an end. （节选自《英语学习》1985年第12期） 【词语解释】 ①nativity [n+'tiviti] n．出生；诞生；（宗教）耶稣诞生 ②Jesus ['dNi:z+s] n．耶稣 ③stable ['steibl] n．厩；马棚；牛棚 ④pillow-case ['pil+ukeis] n．枕套 ⑤sack [s$k] n．袋；布袋
Christmas at Fezziwig's Warehouse Yo Ho! my boys," said Fezziwig. "No more work to-night! Christmas Eve, Dick! Christmas, Ebenezer! Let's have the shutters up!" cried old Fezziwig with a sharp clap of his hands, "before a man can say Jack Robinson. . . ." Hilli-ho!" cried old Fezziwig, skipping down from the high desk with wonderful agility. "Clear away, my lads, and let's have lots of room here! Hilli-ho, Dick! Cheer-up, Ebenezer!" Clear away! There was nothing they wouldn't have cleared away, or couldn't have cleared away with old Fezziwig looking on. It was done in a minute. Every movable was packed off, as if it were dismissed from public life forevermore; the floor was swept and watered, the lamps were trimmed, fuel was heaped upon the fire; and the warehouse was as snug, and warm, and dry, and bright a ballroom as you would desire to see on a winter's night. In came a fiddler with a music book, and went up to the lofty desk and made an orchestra of it and tuned like fifty stomach aches. In came Mrs. Fezziwig, one vast substantial smile. In came the three Misses Fezziwig, beaming and lovable. In came the six followers whose hearts they broke. In came all the young men and women employed in the business. In came the housemaid with her cousin the baker. In came the cook with her brother's particular friend the milkman. In came the boy from over the way, who was suspected of not having board enough from his master, trying to hide himself behind the girl from next door but one who was proved to have had her ears pulled by her mistress; in they all came, any-how and every-how. Away they all went, twenty couple at once; hands half round and back again the other way; down the middle and up again; round and round in various stages of affectionate grouping, old top couple always turning up in the wrong place; new top couple starting off again, as soon as they got there; all top couples at last, and not a bottom one to help them. When this result was brought about the fiddler struck up "Sir Roger de Coverley." Then old Fezziwig stood out to dance with Mrs. Fezziwig. Top couple, too, with a good stiff piece of work cut out for them; three or four and twenty pairs of partners; people who were not to be trifled with; people who would dance and had no notion of walking. But if they had been thrice as many, oh, four times as many, old Fezziwig would have been a match for them, and so would Mrs. Fezziwig. As to her, she was worthy to be his partner in every sense of the term. If that's not high praise, tell me higher and I'll use it. A positive light appeared to issue from Fezziwig's calves. They shone in every part of the dance like moons. You couldn't have predicted at any given time what would become of them next. And when old Fezziwig and Mrs. Fezziwig had gone all through the dance, advance and retire; both hands to your partner, bow and courtesy, corkscrew, thread the needle, and back again to your place; Fezziwig cut so deftly that he appeared to wink with his legs, and came upon his feet again with a stagger. When the clock struck eleven the domestic ball broke up. Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig took their stations, one on either side of the door, and shaking hands with every person individually, as he or she went out, wished him or her a Merry Christmas!
在 Fezziwig's 仓库的圣诞节 Yo 引人注意! 我的男孩,"Fezziwig 说。 "不较多的工作到-夜晚! 圣诞夜,狄克! 圣诞节,Ebenezer! 让我们向上有百叶窗!"用～哭旧的 Fezziwig 他的手锐利的拍手,"在一个男人之前能说杰克罗宾森。 。 。 。" Hilli-引人注意!"哭了旧的 Fezziwig,从有令人惊奇的敏捷高书桌跳越下。 "收拾 ,我的青年, 而且让我们有许多房间这里! Hilli-引人注意,狄克! 愉快-向上的,Ebenezer!" 清楚的离开 ! 没有东西他们会没有清除的离开, 或可以没有被旧的 Fezziwig 看清除的离开在之上。 它在分钟内被做。 每个家具走开被包装,好像它从公众的生活 forevermore 被解散；地板被清扫而且浇水予甜,灯被整理,燃料在火之上被堆积；和仓库同样地是舒适的, 和温暖的, 和干 , 和明亮的一个舞厅当你会需要在一个冬天的夜晚看见。 在来有一本音乐书的一个拉提琴, 而且去到～那边高的书桌而且使一个它的管弦乐队和调谐起来像五十种胃痛一样. 在来 Fezziwig 太太,一个巨大的重要部份微笑. 在来三 Fezziwig 小姐,光亮的和可爱的. 在来六个从者谁的心他们断掉。 在来所有的年轻男人和女人在生意方面雇用。 在来女佣由于她的堂兄弟姊妹面包师傅。 在来有她的兄弟特别的朋友牛奶商的厨子。 在来来自结束方式的男孩, 被猜想不从他的主人足够有董事会,尝试在来自隔壁的少女之后藏他自己但是一谁被证明有有她的耳朵被她的情妇拉;在他们里面全部来,任何的-如何和每一-如何。 之远他们全部去,立刻的二十夫妇;一半地传递圆的和背面再一次另一个方法;下那置于地面中央的和向上的再一次;圆的和圆在 affectionate 配列的各种不同的阶段中，旧的顶端总是加倍在错误的地方中把～调大 ；新的顶端再一次走开加倍出发,一旦他们得到在那里;全部最后高耸夫妇,和不帮助他们的一个底部的。 当这个结果被引起拉提琴的时候在 "罗杰先生 de Coverley" 上面打. 然后旧的 Fezziwig 突出 和 Fezziwig 太太跳舞顶端夫妇，也，由于工作的好僵硬块为他们减低出;三或四和二十对合伙人; 人们是不要是 trifled 由于;会跳舞而且没有步行的观念人们。。 除了三倍三次如许多假如他们是之外,表示惊讶,四倍当对她，在每一感觉术语她有价值的是他合伙人，如许多，为他们旧的 Fezziwig 就会是了一个比赛，而且 Fezziwig 太太也会. 如果那不高赞美 ,比较高地告诉我，而且我将使用它。。 肯定的光似乎 从 Fezziwig's 小牛发行的 一。 他们在跳舞相似的月亮每个部份中照耀。 你可以没有在任何的被给时间预知他们会怎麽了下一个。 而且何时旧的 Fezziwig 和 Fezziwig 太太已经 经过跳舞离去全部,进步和隐居;对你的合伙人传递 , 弓和礼貌，拔塞钻 , 线针 , 和背面再一次到你的地方 ; Fezziwig 都敏捷熟练的这麽减低他似乎 由于他的腿眨眼,而且再一次在他的脚之上用 蹒跚来。 当时钟打的时候十一个国内的球打碎 。 先生和 Fezziwig 太太带了他们的车站, 一在或之上门的边, 和个人地和～握手每个人,如同他或她外出 一样, 愿他或她一圣诞快乐!
The day before yesterday is Sunday,but not a common sunday among fifty two.It is Christmas Day,the most improtant day in many European countries,Which also becomes more and more popular in China,especially in young groups. I spent that day with my sister and one-month- salary was out of purse.Because of Christmas,I bought a pair of shoes at a quite expense price as a Christmas gift,and a cell phone for my sister which I promised in July when her birthday came. The weather was awful and rainy all day long.However,it had rather limited influence on people"s outing and could not change their plan.Lots of walkers and cars filled with several main commercial streets,and even the heavy traffic appeared. " Spend Christmas with lovers and Spring festival with marriage-partners" is wide-spreading in many major cities nowadays.