Everyone at Camelot Pressure Washing wishes you a wonderful Christmas season!

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Many know these as words from an old Christmas carol, but they were first written in a poem from the heart of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He wrote these words soon after hearing of his son’s severe wound while fighting in the Civil War, and just a few years removed from his wife’s tragic death in a fire Christmas with Camelot Pressure Washing company in Charlotte, NCthat also disfigured the poet as he tried to save his wife.

The holidays often bring up extreme emotions; some good and some painful. The Camelot staff hopes you and your family are in a good season of life. For those who aren’t, they hope the joy of Christmas will shine through in a way to boost your spirits. They truly wish you a merry Christmas, a joyous holiday season and a great start to the year of 2024!

This is also a great time for them to say “thank you” to all of their clients, who made 2023 a special year. They look forward to serving them again in the future. We hope the new year is a prosperous one for all, with “peace of earth, good-will to (all) men (women and children).”

And while you’re waiting for Santa and the New Year to arrive, enjoy reading about the way others celebrate Christmas around the world and holiday trivia.

Christmas Traditions from Other Countries

GERMANY

In Germany, it is traditional for children to decorate their Christmas lists with pictures and then leave them on the windowsill overnight. Then, the Christkind delivers gifts at Christmas. Also in Germany, it’s a tradition to leave a shoe or boot outside the front door on December 5, so that Sinterklaas will put small Christmas in Germanypresents in their shoes for the following morning (Saint Nicholas Day).

GREAT BRITAIN

Mistletoe was first hung as a Christmas decoration in Great Britain. However, the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe is thought to have originated in other parts of Europe.

JAPAN

Children in Japan receive their Christmas presents on their pillow during Christmas night. Many Japanese families serve fried chicken as their traditional Christmas meal.

RUSSIA

Here, Christmas is celebrated on January 7, and Babouschka brings gifts to children. Babouschka, meaning old woman or grandmother in Russian, is based on the biblical story of the woman who didn’t give a gift to the baby Jesus. So, to repent, she gives gifts to children. Wonder why we celebrate Christmas on December 25 anyway? Here’s where the tradition came from.

Christmas Trivia

1. Which country did eggnog come from?

2. What do people traditionally put on top of a Christmas tree?

3. Merry Christmas from Camelot Pressure Washing company in Harrisburg, NCHow many gifts in total were given in The Twelve Days of Christmas song?

4. What popular Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving?

5. Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?

6. The movie Miracle on 34th Street is based on a real-life department store. What is it?

7. In the song Frosty the Snowman, what made Frosty come to life?

8. What do kids in Sweden leave for Santa?

NOTE: The answers are listed below.

 

Merry Christmas!

To find out more about Camelot or to schedule a pressure washing appointment, contact their Harrisburg, NC office for a free estimate here, or Camelot pressure washing - professional cleaning - in Charlotte NC, including Harrisburg, NC and Concord, NCcall 704.400.0623. You can also reach a staff member by emailing them at info@CamelotPressureWashing.com

They use the softwash technique to safely clean nearly every surface, specializing in house washing, and pressure washing sidewalks, patiosdecks and driveways. They even remove graffiti and install gutter guard protection.

Camelot’s techs are licensed and insured to work on residential and commercial properties throughout the greater Charlotte, NC area, including our two MAIN service areas of Concord and Harrisburg.

Christmas Trivia Answers

  1. England
  2. Angel
  3. 364
  4. Jingle Bells
  5. Germany
  6. Macy’s
  7. An old silk hat
  8. Coffee