What is Christmas? Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar celebrating the birth of Christ and the period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6.

Christmas Day and its festival are a curious blend of Christian, Jewish, Roman, Western pagan, and perhaps other institutions...

And to make it a special topic for you and your pupils, here are some links for your Christmas classroom!

  • Christmas vocabulary

    Memorize Christmas vocabulary with pictures, sound, games and exercises - learning sweet like chocolate? Detailansicht

  • Christmas Around the World

    Visit over 30 different countries and see how they celebrate Christmas! Detailansicht

  • Christmas Celebrations Around the World

    "It is interesting to see how different countries celebrate Christmas. We asked some of our friends to explain what happens in their countries. This is what they told us: ..." Detailansicht

  • British Christmas - customs & traditions

    The Woodlands Junior School in Kent has collected information on: Advent Calendars - Christmas Trees - Christmas Day - Christmas Carols, Dinner, Tea, Eve, Crackers, Pantomimes, Decorations, Father Christmas, Boxing Day, Yule Log, Wassailing, Twelfth Night. Detailansicht

  • Christmas Carol (excerpt) by Charles Dickens

    Abridged and slightly simplified version of the opening of A Christmas Carol. Animated Video [25 min] (see links further down) Detailansicht

  • Christmas Fun for Kids

    Games, stories and printable material - this is an incredibly rich resource! You should take some time to select if you rather shoot snowballs at Santa, learn some songs or read short stories. Detailansicht

  • Christmas Quiz - Lesson Plan (login required)

    Topic: Christmas Traditions Aims: • To develop knowledge of Christmas traditions • To develop the ability to deduce the meaning of grammatical items • To develop exam skills (predicting the answers to questions) Level: Intermediate Detailansicht

  • Christmas Crossword

    A Christmas Online-Crossword (Java-Plug-in required) Detailansicht

  • Christmas Quiz

    Interactive quiz for children with Christmas images. Detailansicht

  • Resources for Christmas stories and poems

    Do you need resources about Christmas, Santa Claus, Christmas Stories and Puzzles,like stories or poems? Have a look at this site. Detailansicht

  • Christmas Activities for Kids and Teachers

    Find out about Christmas legends, songs, traditions, cliparts and resources for teachers and kids alike. Detailansicht

  • The Christmas Stocking Game

    Christmas board game (photocopiable for use in class - pdf) Detailansicht

  • Material around Christmas for Language Assistants

    What does Christmas mean for people in the UK? Wordgames, New Year's resolutions and many more teaching ideas are to be found on this site. Detailansicht

  • UK-Christmas

    What people do, eat, celebrate etc. in the United Kingdom with links to stories and other material. Detailansicht

  • Christmaslinks and Teaching Ideas

    From Charles Dickens to quizzes and games - a collection of ideas and activities around Christmas Season. Detailansicht


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