Yuletide is about forgetting the past and making new beginnings. This is the season of good cheer and a time when we remember that Christ the Lord was born. Family get together’s, dinner with friends, buying presents and decorations for work stations and homes – these are all integral to X Mas.
Christmas day shopping generally begins a month in advance, almost in all the Christian communities across the globe. There are countries that are famous for ‘Christmas Markets’. Destinations in Germany, France, Austria, Sweden and United Kingdom deserve a special mention. These open air markets bring streets to life. They sell almost everything from baubles, glass decorations, streamers, cakes, edibles, trees and you name it!
In most places markets and shops remain open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There are those who are busy or at times lazy. For those who’ve been postponing festive shopping have no option but to attack marketplaces on the very last day.It is a common sight to see parents rushing to shops for last minute gift shopping. Of course if you are hosting a Christmas Eve Party then you will have a lot of last minute things to pick.
Most stores stay open to keep up with competition. Business is getting more competitive with each passing day. Stores have no option but to stay open.