Decorations everywhere you go
In many American cities, breathtaking Christmas displays are erected in public for all to enjoy. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City, for example, is one of the most popular trees in the nation. Every year, the lighting of this tree is broadcasted live and viewed by millions across the country.
It’s the season of giving (and shopping)
With the abundance of gift giving, it comes as no surprise that Christmas time is the busiest shopping season of the year. Stores entice shoppers by offering special sales on toys and electronics, blaring festive music from their speakers, and expanding their selection of products to include limited-time-only holiday items. Some stores even begin setting up their Christmas departments as early as October!
Sweet treats galore
But the most popular sweet treat around Christmastime is the candy cane. Shaped like a shepherd’s crook, this hard candy traditionally has a peppermint flavor, and is often put in children’s stockings as a gift.