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What Christmas traditions does Britain have that America doesn't?

And where did they come from?

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Every country celebrating Christmas has its own unique traditions. From trees with spider's webs in Ukraine, to rollerblading to a church in Venezuela; the holidays comes in all shapes and sizes.

It's easy to think of British and American culture being similar. We watch a lot of the same movies and shows, speak the same language, follow similar celebrities - but of course, there are still huge differences.

With travel being nearly impossible this year, I'm spending my first Christmas in America rather than back home in England. With that being said, I've have gathered some festive British traditions the U.S. tends to forgo. If you're an ex-pat, or visitor stranded in the states this year, here are a few things you can bring to your Christmas to feel like you're back in Blighty. And, if you're unfamiliar with these traditions, why not try some out in the name of the special relationship?

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