Study Abroad UK blog
Christmas in English host family
Thursday 12th December 2019
If you choose to spend your Study Abroad Experience in the winter semester then your in for a treat. We love to decorate our homes, our towns well just about everywhere you turn you will see pretty lights and Christmas tree. Generally as most of our students stay in host families. We will tell you what to expect. On or around the 1st December we will retrieve our artificial Christmas tree from our attic. They are mostly green but popular colours are white, silver and black. Size varies but a popular size is 6ft. Few homes in the UK have real trees because they loose needles quickly.They can also be expensive. The Christmas tree tends to be placed in the corner in the main room where we watch the television. Once the tree is unboxed, we put on coloured lights, then we put on tinsel and pretty baubles. Baubles in the UK are cheap and very often a family will donate their baubles each year and buy new. Some families put a star on top of their tree and other will hang chocolates from the tree but they never last long in a British home. The children will sneak them off until they are all gone.