CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE
Every french home at christmastime displays a nativity scene or creche. The criche is often peopled with little figures which are made by craftsmen in the south of france throughout the year . the craftsmanship involved in creating the gaily colored santons is quite astounding and the molds have been passed from generation to generation since the seventeenth century.
The christmas tree has never been particullypopular in france, and thought the use of the yule log has faded the franch make a traditional yule log - shaped cake called the buche de nol , which means " christmas log " . The cake , among other foodin great a bundance is served at the grand feast of the seasons , which is called le iveilon .
French children receive gifts from Pere Noel who travelswith his stern disciplinarian companion . Im other places it is le petit Jsus who brings gifts.
nick kokkinos d class