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As has been proven time and time again there are a number of differences between America and Britain.

This is no more evident than at Christmas.

In America, Christmas is a huge event which everyone seems to be fully invested in.

Meanwhile, in the UK some people prefer to go down the Ebenezer Scrooge route of 'bah humbug!'

To demonstrate how vast these differences are here are a few examples.

1. Town Christmas trees

This Christmas tree in Devon was so bad, locals had to replace it.

While this is a tree in America:

2. Home Christmas trees

Although most people's Christmas trees tend to be quite nice, this is a very common and depressing sight after New Year's Day.

Check out Britney's huge tree in comparison.

3. Turning on Christmas lights

In Britain, we get people like Piers Morgan to turn on the town lights - it doesn't always go very well.

Once again, New York manages to completely show us up by having a full-blown concert for their lights.

4. A white Christmas

The UK version:

The American version:

5. Father Christmas

You would think Father Christmas would be the same on both sides of the Atlantic. Sadly not.

Here are a couple of regular Santas you will likely see on a British high street in December.

And here is Santa in America.

6. Politicians

Here is British prime minister Boris Johnson, looking completely baffled by some Christmas wrapping paper.

Meanwhile, here is American President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump confidently lighting up a huge tree outside the White House.

7. House lights

Most house lights in Britain tend to be minor affairs, spreading a small amount of cheer around the neighbourhood.

In America, they are a full-on sensory experience.

8. Christmas dinner

British Christmas dinners are usually predictable. Sprouts, roast potatoes and lashings of gravy. Here’s Mary Berry to explain more.

In America, there is enough food to feed a small army.

More: This woman did a Twitter challenge dressed as a Christmas tree and immediately regretted it

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