In France , on Christmas eve the children leave treir shoes next to the fireplace in order to be filled with gifts by Santa Claus ( France : Pere Noel ) . The next morning they find that candies , chocolates and sweets and small toys have been hung on the Christmas tree. Their Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments ,glistening tinsel, blinking fairy lights and topped by a star. The Christma's table called " Réveillon " is the big dinner French people share with their family. According to the region the meny varies , it can last for up to 6 hours and it is very sacred tradition in French .The traditional colours of Christmas are red, gold and green.