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Christmas

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Christmas is the Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also celebrated as a non-religious holiday in much of the world, even by people who aren't Christians. There are many different ways to celebrate Christmas. People often give each other gifts, and many cultures have special foods that they eat at this time.

The traditional date in the Christian calendar for Christmas is always December 25. Some churches and countries celebrate it on January 7 because they use a different calendar (the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar).

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