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In the Christian faith, Christmas is an annual holiday celebrated on December 25. It is proceeded by Christmas Eve. It is considered a joyous time full of good cheer. In English speaking parts of the world people say Merry Christmas, while in Spanish it is Feliz Navidad.
In many places, it snows during the Christmas season giving rise to the idea of a white Christmas.
Many people go shopping to purchase presents. They wrap up the gifts and put it under the Christmas tree before giving them to others. Other people put them in stockings and put them on their mantle above the fireplace.
Trees come in a variety of sizes. Regular homes, like that of the Parkers, tend to have smaller trees that can fit inside. Cities and major tourist attractions, like New York City and Rockefeller Center, tend to get much larger trees that are massive in size.
One popular tradition is to put up decorations. Many people put up lights up on the trim of their house. Many lights are put up on the tree. Usually the tree is topped with an angel or star. A popular decoration is a snow globe, a small sphere filled with water that imitates snow.
A popular activity to do around Christmas time is ice skating. The Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center puts in a large skating rink that people can skate on.
Legend of Santa Claus
A popular legend for children is that of Santa Claus. He is said to live at the North Pole with his elves who make toys. He watches the children of the world and puts each one on a list. He sees if they have been naughty or nice and distributes toys accordingly.
He is often portrayed as being an old man with white hair, a long beard, heavy set, and wearing a red suit with white trim. He wears a similar red stocking cap.
Often a department store will have a man dress up like Santa so the children can tell him what they want while the parents shop. Usually they will have others dress up like elves to work with Santa. They are usually stationed in an area dressed up to look like Santa's home.
At the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane, Otto Octavius was watching a news report on the defeat of the Six. Dr. Ashley Kafka turned off the news as it was bothering Otto. Just then his tentacles burst into the Institute, captured Otto, and took him away. The breakout was actually a signal by Octavius's partner Tinkerer that the doctor's master plan was ready to begin.
He then got up and went to the tree to get his present to her. She opened it and saw that it was a picture of her, Peter, and her late husband Ben. She thanked him and put the picture on the mantle. They then hugged by the window as it snowed outside.