Christmas in Slovenia

Christmas is a very popular holiday in Slovenia, like everywhere in the world. People send Christmas cards to their friends wishing them 'merry Christmas and a happy new Year'. We decorate Christmas trees and sing Christmas carols. Some people put nativity scene under the Christmas tree.
Father Christmas brings presents to good children. He usually comes at night. It is said that he climbs down the chimney and leaves his presents under the Christmas tree.
Christmas time brings also a pleasant atmosphere in our homes. Everything smells of good food and the whole family gets together. A lot of people go to midnight mass, called " Polnočnice" in Slovene.
 It usually snows here these days and because of it Christmas is even more beautiful. This year we weren't so lucky.