Two Types of Christmas
There are primarily 2 types of Christmas. The first being the Orthodox celebration which begings with decorating and touching up a family icon in the cener of a wheel. From there the families would go door to door singing “Christ is born” and spining the wheel to send the message to the home.
The second is more geared to December 31… with a snowmaiden bringing bags of candy for the children and father winter listening to girls and boys sing songs and recite poems at which time he would take little trinkets off the tree and give small gifts for the children who share.