Christmas

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Many old French traditions are related to the holiday season. On Christmas Eve, people attend Church for a Christian mass. After mass, they have a late Christmas Eve dinner, called le Réveillon (referring to the wake up or revival, referring to the birth of Christ). Then people will have turkey, capon, goose, chicken, and boudin blanc (white pudding) for the dinner. Children wait for Père Noël (Santa Clause) and leave their shoes out in front of the fireplace, hoping presents will be filled by morning.