Joyeux Noel my buddies, it is I Uncle Jacques bringing you roast beefs some Christmas cheer. So you are wondering what we French do in December, when the snows begin to fall and also the little dwarf from Leading Equipment pertains to your town to activate the twinkly, twinkly lights. Well unlike you heathens, we French still appreciate the custom of Christmas and for us it is more regarding famillie and a good reputation than it is about getting the brand-new I-pod nano. Oh our practices are similar to your own, other than that in some parts of our country we take the entire Xmas point a bit much more seriously and start earlier, usually around the first week of December. In Lyon from the 8th December is la Fê& ecirc; te de lumières, an event to admire the Virgin Mary. At this time the homeowners of the city each light candle lights in their windows, in an attempt to transform what is in significance an ugly, awful city right into something a bit extra bearable. So, it is the night before Xmas and all via the house not a creature is mixing not also une souris. Below in France we still have the Anti-Santa. Each year Père Fouettard turns out to spank poor kids with a length of metal piping if they have so much as scratched a C at school. Obviously being food lovers, the main distinction between our nations at Christmas is likely to be the menu. But regardless of the subtle distinctions, I think you’ll agree that it is possibly Xmas that best shows we are not so various from each various other besides. So let me want you a Merry Xmas my buddies and obviously a Happy New Year & hellip; May 2013 be all you long for!.