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Children in Britain still hang a stocking up by the chimney on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve – December 24th, the day before Christmas day.
Stocking – another word for a sock, through normally a long sock.
They also leave a mince pie or a carrot for Santa’s reindeer and a glass of sherry for Santa. Mince pie a pastry case filled with rich fruits and sugar. In Britain Father Christmas is also known as Santa (Saint) or Santa Claus (Saint Nicholas). The Father Christmas we know today arrived in Britain in the 17th Century. His cloak was originally green-the evergreen color of holly and mistletoe.
Cloak – long, heavy covering secured at the shoulders, having no sleeves but often with a hood for the head.
The modern image we have of him began in the poem, A visit from St. Nicholas, by Clement Clarke Moore. 1822 The poem also has Santa Claus riding in a sleigh pulled by reindeer and delivering presents down the chimney. Thomas Nast, an American cartoonist, first drew Santa as we know him today. The picture appeared on the cover