"Merry Christmas" is a traditional thing to say and write in many English-speaking countries. ("Merry" means happy and festive. The word is not used much anymore.)
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Fruitcake is another Christmas tradition in the English-speaking world. Jokes about fruitcake are also becoming a tradition.
The cakes are made of butter, flour, eggs, and dried fruit. They are heavy and rich. Many people don't like fruitcake. Still, many give fruitcakes as Christmas gifts.
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens is a popular Christmas story. It tells about a man named Scrooge who hates Christmas. He changes when ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve and show him his life story.
The word "Scrooge" is often used for someone who dislikes Christmas -- or just dislikes spending money.