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Christmas is celebrated by billions of people around the world, regardless you are a Christian or not.  Christians believe that Jesus was born on 25 December and He is the Son of God. 

Christmas Day is a public holiday in many countries.  One of the modern ways of celebrating Christmas is the exchange of gifts.  The celebratory customs in different countries varies but it usually have a mix of Christian and secular themes and origins. 

Many Christians use the time of Advent to prepare and get ready for Christmas.  Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas.  In some parts of the world, people fast and not eat certain types of food.  This depends on their church tradition and which part of the world they live in. 

The Christmas holiday season also spells a boisterous sales period for retailers and businesses.  People are not only busy buying gifts, they are also feasting at various restaurants and eateries.  Christmas is a time of get-together and catching up for many people.