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Is it best to give or receive presents?
This is what some people in London told us.
Many people get more satisfaction 满足感 from giving than receiving presents as they watch the reaction 反应 of someone they pick the perfect present 最完美的礼物 for.
Asked about the worst 最糟糕的 gift she has ever received, a woman mentioned things that the giver pulled out of his closet 壁柜。 A re-gift 转手的礼品。
Did you know...?
The Christmas tree was first popularised in Britain by Prince Albert in the 19th century, who brought the tradition over from Germany.
- Language tip
The humorous expression 'like turkeys voting for (an early) Christmas' is used when someone accepts a situation which will have a negative outcome for them.
- Cultural tip
Mistletoe is a plant that grows on the branches of some trees and is used in Britain and the United States as a Christmas decoration. People often kiss under it. Some hold the superstition that failing to kiss someone ensures a year of loneliness.