Christmas is Рождество (Rozhdestvo) in Russian. If we pay attention to the etymology of the word Рождество (Христово), we will find out that it comes from the word-combination “the birth of Christ”. In Russia the New Year is celebrated in a bigger way than Christmas. Christmas is celebrated on January 7th in Russia. A believer keeps the Nativity fast. On Christmas night holiday services are conducted in all churches.
Christmas is a family holiday. House-to-house carol-singing is an ancient tradition which passed down through the ages. You are not supposed to have dinner till the rising of the first star.