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WebEnglish.se Advent Calendars 2019

Advent Time is Near! WebEnglish.se presents FIVE Advent Calendars again this year. As each class is different, there is only an approximate language level for each calendar. The general idea is (in Sweden): A1.1.= yr 1-2; A1.2.= yr 3-4; A2.1.= yr 5-6; A2.2.= yr 7-8; B1= yr 9 and up.

Sorry for Early Birds: As the Calendar program is American and the calendar doors won’t open until the actual date, there is a delay in the morning. I hope it’s until 9 o’clock, but it may be 10. I’ll let you know on Sunday.

Precheck. The teacher who doesn’t like surprises is advised to take a peek before class for two reasons:

1. There is the same theme on each level for the day, so you may choose an easier or a more challenging one.

2. There may be an automatic advertisement that you wish to skip in the beginning.

Spoiler! This link takes you to a .pdf document that lists the themes for each day of the calendar: Advent Calendar 2019

1st Advent: This year, the 1st of December is on a Sunday, which means that there is no door to open in WebEnglish.se Calendar at school until Monday. As I know many students are longing to open the first door of the WebEnglish.se Calendar, here is an early peek to the first Advent Sunday.

A1.1. What is Advent?

A1.2. This is Britain – Advent Calendar

A2.1. Whirl Kids Celebrate Advent

A2.2. What is Advent? (Stop at 00:46)

B1. Advent Meaning Definition

 

WebEnglish.se Advent Calendar Beginner (A1.1.)

WebEnglish.se Advent Calendar Elementary (A1.2.)

WebEnglish.se Advent Calendar Lower Intermediate (A2.1.)

WebEnglish.se Advent Calendar Intermediate (A2.2.)

WebEnglish.se Advent Calendar Upper Intermediate (B1)

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Calendar Calendar 1-3 Calendar 4-6 Featured Post Themes

Best of Christmas, 1-4

A Theme Page about mostly secular Christmas celebrations for beginner and elementary-level students, A1.

Related topics: Winter Wonderland 1-9Best of Christmas, 5-7 

Warm-up

Santa's Countdown at Claus.com

Santa’s Countdown at Claus.comhttp://www.claus.com/countdown/countdown.htmlWe check the Santa’s Countdown machine throughout the year to make sure Santa is not late for Christmas.

Santa's Elves - Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys - Freshpet - YouTube

Santa’s Elves – Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys – Freshpet – YouTube (2:09)https://youtu.be/y6NS77HLjEEAdorable dogs and cats dressed as Santa’s elves with human hands making toys: just another thing to love about the holidays.

Wawra Christmas Tree Lights Show MIX 2014 "FROZEN" "Shake It Off" "Let It Go" wawrachristmas.com - YouTube

Wawra Christmas Tree Lights Show MIX 2014 “FROZEN” “Shake It Off” “Let It Go” wawrachristmas.com – YouTube (2:31)https://youtu.be/88sthUSnogg It has always been a Wawra family tradition to get Monster Real Trees too big to fit in the room. – Lighting show with music from Frozen

 

Songs and Carols

Hello, Reindeer | Children's Christmas Song - YouTube

Hello, Reindeer | Children’s Christmas Song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/ZUi1YJVChpgGreet your friends with this holiday Hello song! Hello, Reindeer! Hello, Snowman! Hello, Santa! (Yr 1-2)

Little Snowflake | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs - YouTube

Little Snowflake | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/tbbKjDjMDokSuper Simple Song Little Snowflake for young learners, sung by children (yr 1-2) With lyrics

If You're a Kid [Christmas Remix!] (December song for kids!) - YouTube

If You’re a Kid [Christmas Remix!] (December song for kids!) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/ZGw0y9EOGTQHip educational songs & videos for the K-2 Classroom! Song: If You’re a Kid [Christmas Remix!] Educational Content: Following directions; Christmas/Holiday/December theme! (Yr 1-2)

We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Christmas Songs Xmas Songs English Subtitle - Lala Cat Official - YouTube

We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Christmas Songs Xmas Songs English Subtitle – Lala Cat Official – YouTube (4:43)https://youtu.be/BuE1uu4p-b0?list=RDBuE1uu4p-b0We Wish You A Merry Christmas Crazy Frog – Christmas Songs – A long play of the song with subtitles (Yr 1-2)

S-A-N-T-A | Super Simple Songs - YouTube

S-A-N-T-A | Super Simple Songs – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/mGAYzlqj-aEMerry Christmas! We hope you enjoy this BINGO-style tribute to our favorite jolly fellow, Santa Claus. (Yr 1-3)

Christmas Songs for Children - COMIN' DOWN THE CHIMNEY - Kids Songs by The Learning Station - YouTube

Christmas Songs for Children – COMIN’ DOWN THE CHIMNEY – Kids Songs by The Learning Station – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/axw4hePrxVMOne of our most famous children’s Christmas songs, “Comin’ Down the Chimney” with Lyrics. (Yr 2-3)

How many days till Christmas? Song GenkiEnglish.com - YouTube

How many days till Christmas? Song GenkiEnglish.com – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/NmIgPMgtNvsOriginally written for kids to learn English, my niece liked the song so much I figured I’d share it with you all. (Yr 2-4)  lyrics here

Top 10 Best Christmas Songs and Carols Collection of All Time - YouTube

Top 10 Best Christmas Songs and Carols Collection of All Time – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/VuztezCQfV8Watch our Christmas Songs playlist which includes Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Away In A manger, The Little Drummer Boy …

Christmas Songs Playlist with Lyrics | Christmas Songs and Carols - YouTube

Christmas Songs Playlist with Lyrics | Christmas Songs and Carols – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Qrl1GlnHWjIChristmas Songs Playlist with Lyrics. Sing along to your favorite Christmas music and fill your heart with the joy of Christmas. – A list of the songs below.  More songs

 

Vocabulary

Christmas Vocabulary - YouTube

Christmas Vocabulary – YouTube (5:02)https://youtu.be/bC6TmiSEx7UChristmas vocabulary Christmas song Christmas pictures (Yr 1-2)

Learn Christmas Vocabulary | Talking Flashcards - YouTube

Learn Christmas Vocabulary | Talking Flashcards – YouTube (1:47)https://youtu.be/0rkP-R240YsA short video to teach kids some Christmas vocabulary. For more Christmas fun, check out our Ho Ho Ho Christmas Songs (Yr 1-2)

ABC's for Kids | Christmas Learning Videos | Learning Time Fun | Toddler Christmas Learning Videos - YouTube

ABC’s for Kids | Christmas Learning Videos | Learning Time Fun | Toddler Christmas Learning Videos – YouTube (4:04)https://youtu.be/F97ibU-LcxIEnjoy Christmas learning videos from Learning Time Fun this holiday! Our Christmas learning videos teach the ABC’s of Christmas (Year 2-3)

Christmas Vocabulary | English Speaking Practice | ESL | EFL - YouTube

Christmas Vocabulary | English Speaking Practice | ESL | EFL – YouTube (3:36)https://youtu.be/AyTQ7nFN7G0Learn important Christmas Vocabulary Hello Everyone! This video is designed for students, teachers and anyone wanting to learn English. (Yr 2-4)

Small Christmas Flashcards - Colour

Small Christmas Flashcards – Colourhttp://www.activityvillage.co.uk/small-christmas-flashcards-colourThese Christmas flashcards print 4 to a page and are quick and easy to cut out and feature a lovely collection of our Christmas images.(Yr 3-4)

Christmas | Learning Chocolate

Christmas | Learning Chocolatehttp://www.learningchocolate.com/content/christmas?st_lang=enChristmas vocabulary with matching activities fro Learning Chocolate (Yr 3-4)

Christmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheets

Christmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheetshttp://www.englishwsheets.com/christmas.htmlChristmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheets, Exercises, Picture Dictionaries, Puzzles, Matching Activities, Flashcards, Games and Vocabulary Cards For Kids (Yr 3-4)

 

Worksheets

Christmas | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

Christmas | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttps://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/worksheets/christmasPrint the worksheets about Christmas and complete the exercises to help you practise your English!  (Yr 2-4)

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Students

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Studentshttp://bogglesworldesl.com/christmas_worksheets.htmThis is a collection of free, printable worksheets for teaching EAL students language and traditions related to the theme of Christmas. – Requires time to explore but includes many gems (Yr 2-4)

Christmas Word Searches

Christmas Word Searcheshttp://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas-word-searchesLots NEW! Here is our collection of fun, printable Christmas word searches for kids to enjoy in the classroom or home. We’ve tried to cover all aspects of Christmas here so that there is something that appeals to everyone! Where necessary, we provide both UK and US English spellings. (Yr 3-4)

 

Lesson Plans

FULL CHRISTMAS LESSON PLAN WITH FLASHCARDS AND MATERIALS

FULL CHRISTMAS LESSON PLAN WITH FLASHCARDS AND MATERIALShttps://www.thesingingscientist.com/2019/11/full-christmas-lesson-plan-with.html

  • A full Christmas plan lasting for 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Christmas flashcards
  • A Christmas Wordsearch
  • A ‘Jingle Bells’ song sheet
  • A downloadable timer (you will REALLY want to use it)
  • The Jingle Bells MP3 (yr 1-3)

The Christmas trip | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The Christmas trip | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttps://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-videos/the-christmas-tripWhere’s Kitty going on holiday? – A lesson plan from British Council based on a short video (Yr 3-4)
The busy elf | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The busy elf | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttps://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/songs/the-busy-elfListen to a song about the elves that help Santa at Christmas. Activities below (Yr 3-4)

 

Reading

How the Grinch Stole Christmas #readalong | Brightly Storytime - YouTube

How the Grinch Stole Christmas #readalong | Brightly Storytime – YouTube (15:07)https://youtu.be/YOpKuQO1FkA

Follow along as Ms. Linda reads the ultimate Dr. Seuss Christmas classic — no holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville! (Yr 3-4)

 

Listening

Santa, Where Are You? - YouTube

Santa, Where Are You? – YouTube (2:15)https://youtu.be/CXaOaz3a8CgWatch videos from Super Simple. It’s Christmas Eve. Where is Santa? – Two versions of the song and a worksheet (Yr 2-3)

Christmas Conversations + Vocabulary - Set 1 | English for Communication - ESL - YouTube

Christmas Conversations + Vocabulary – Set 1 | English for Communication – ESL – YouTube (4:49)https://youtu.be/u_7Z1n0iwrAJChristmas Conversations plus Vocabulary. There are 8 conversations which we will practice. Then we will practice important vocabulary. (Yr 3-4)

Christmas Vocabulary in English - ESL Words associated with Christmas - YouTube

Christmas Vocabulary in English – ESL Words associated with Christmas – YouTube (5:03)https://youtu.be/r33MVi39A2gEnglish Vocabulary about Christmas – ESL Words associated with Xmas, The Christmas vocabulary (Yr 3-4)

ESL Easy Listening Comprehension 18: It's Christmas! - YouTube

ESL Easy Listening Comprehension 18: It’s Christmas! – YouTube (7:01)https://youtu.be/1Wb0dRAcSEsAn easy story for ESL listening comprehension. The story is repeated three times: 1st time, normal reading speed; 2nd time, slower, with pauses for dictation. (yr 3-4)

 

Viewing

The Snowman 1982 HD - YouTube

The Snowman 1982 HD – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/baaxRJzq4zw

Animated adventure about a young boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure

Freshpet Holiday Feast - 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands - YouTube

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands – YouTube (1:53)https://youtu.be/vhg7Xm4FXAY13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands Watch the Behind the Scenes video here to see how we did it!

My Magic Christmas Present - My Magic Pet Morphle Episode #11 - YouTube

My Magic Christmas Present – My Magic Pet Morphle Episode #11 – YouTube (6:33)https://youtu.be/EzuafxnaJecIn this special Chirstmas episode Mila gets Morphle for Christas. – If difficult to understand, pick up the keywords: present, pet, cat, horse, dinosaur etc (Yr 1-2)

Santa's Surprise (1947) - Christmas cartoon (Classic Funny Santa Claus Cartoon in HD!) - YouTube

Santa’s Surprise (1947) – Christmas cartoon (Classic Funny Santa Claus Cartoon in HD!) – YouTube (8:20)https://youtu.be/rQRWcw7hHaQSanta’s Surprise (1947) – Christmas cartoon (Classic Funny Santa Claus Cartoon in HD!) Public Domain

The snowman | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

The snowman | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council  (1:14) http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/the-snowmanIt’s snowing! What will happen when two children make a snowman? Watch and find out! (Yr 2-4)

Santa's Cat - A Christmas audio picture book for children of all ages! - YouTube

Santa’s Cat – A Christmas audio picture book for children of all ages! – YouTube (3:32)https://youtu.be/EL0pAkR8pPM

Far away in a land of ice and snow, lives a very special cat. Santa’s Cat. She isn’t always the sweetest pet on Earth but she has big, brave heart (Yr 2-4)

A Garfield Christmas Special Full Episode - YouTube

A Garfield Christmas Special Full Episode – YouTube (23:35)https://youtu.be/8I3imL7x0boGarfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon’s grandmother’s house for Christmas (Yr 3-4)

 

Writing

A letter to Santa

A letter to Santahttp://www.teach-this.com/images/resources/letter-to-santa.pdfStudents complete a letter to Santa, telling Santa the good things they have done this year. – A printable pdf to fill in (Yr 3-4)

Interactive

SANTA CLAUS POST OFFICE

SANTA CLAUS POST OFFICEhttp://www.claus.com/postoffice/index.php

Send an email direct to Santa!
Send him your wish list, let him know how hard you are trying to be good this year or thank him for what he left you.

Christmas fun - crossword - Interactive worksheet

Christmas fun – crossword – Interactive worksheethttps://www.liveworksheets.com/worksheets/en/English_as_a_Second_Language_(ESL)/Christmas/Christmas_fun_-_crossword_se13082jsChristmas interactive and downloadable worksheet. You can do the exercises online or download the worksheet as pdf. (Yr 3-4)

 

Quizzes

Christmas Trivia | Holiday Trivia | ESL Games - YouTube

Christmas Trivia | Holiday Trivia | ESL Games – YouTube (3:28)https://youtu.be/9ndG3bR0-uQA super fun trivia game to get students into the holiday season. A great resource to get students relaxed and warmed up for the holiday season. (yr 3-4)

More Materials

Christmas Activity Pack

Christmas Activity Packhttps://oupeltglobal.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/oxfordchristmasactivities2013.pdfIn this 11-page pdf-document there are activities on various levels, one for each.

 

Categories
Calendar Calendar 1-3 Calendar 4-6 Featured Post Themes

Best of Christmas, 5-7

A Theme Page about mostly secular Christmas celebrations for elementary-level students, A1.2.-A.2.1, year 5-7 in Sweden

Related topics: Best of Christmas, 1-4, Winter Wonderland 1-9Best of Christmas, 8-B1, A Christmas Carol

Warm-up

Santa's Elves - Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys - Freshpet - YouTube

Santa’s Elves – Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys – Freshpet – YouTube (2:09)https://youtu.be/y6NS77HLjEEAdorable dogs and cats dressed as Santa’s elves with human hands making toys: just another thing to love about the holidays.

Wawra Christmas Tree Lights Show MIX 2014 "FROZEN" "Shake It Off" "Let It Go" wawrachristmas.com - YouTube

Wawra Christmas Tree Lights Show MIX 2014 “FROZEN” “Shake It Off” “Let It Go” wawrachristmas.com – YouTube (2:31)https://youtu.be/88sthUSnogg It has always been a Wawra family tradition to get Monster Real Trees too big to fit in the room. – Lighting show with music from Frozen

 

Songs and Carols

Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs [P1] - YouTube

Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs [P1] – YouTube (14:09)https://youtu.be/-4I3492PjDQTA narrator without subtitles and Christmas songs with sing-a-long lyrics. Part 2

Top 33 Christmas Songs and Carols with Lyrics Playlist 2019 🎅 - YouTube

Top 33 Christmas Songs and Carols with Lyrics Playlist 2019 🎅 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/0Z0wz_8DXP8Top 33 Christmas songs and carols with lyrics is a popular Xmas playlist! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! – Searchable List of songs below

 

Vocabulary

Christmas | Learning Chocolate

Christmas | Learning Chocolatehttp://www.learningchocolate.com/content/christmas?st_lang=enChristmas vocabulary with matching activities fro Learning Chocolate

Christmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheets

Christmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheetshttp://www.englishwsheets.com/christmas.htmlChristmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheets, Exercises, Picture Dictionaries, Puzzles, Matching Activities, Flashcards, Games and Vocabulary Cards For Kids

Christmas Vocabulary in English - ESL Words associated with Christmas - YouTube

Christmas Vocabulary in English – ESL Words associated with Christmas – YouTube (5:03)https://youtu.be/r33MVi39A2gEnglish Vocabulary about Christmas – ESL Words associated with Xmas, The Christmas vocabulary

Christmas Words: Useful Christmas Vocabulary Words List - 7 E S L

Christmas Words: Useful Christmas Vocabulary Words List – 7 E S Lhttps://7esl.com/christmas-vocabulary/Christmas Words! List of useful Christmas vocabulary words with pictures and examples.

Christmas Traditions | People Do This For Christmas | Easy English Conversation Practice | ESL - YouTube

Christmas Traditions | People Do This For Christmas | Easy English Conversation Practice | ESL – YouTube (2:10)https://youtu.be/HRpKK_USmrkThings people do for Christmas | Christmas Traditions Hello Everyone! This video is designed for students, teachers and anyone wanting to learn English.

Christmas Traditions - YouTube

Christmas Traditions – YouTube (3:18)https://youtu.be/sToPX-bsBmkA Christmas vocabulary presentation for ESL students. More Christmas learning resources

CHRISTMAS: The real meaning (English subtitles) - YouTube

CHRISTMAS: The real meaning (English subtitles) – YouTube (9:13)https://youtu.be/V2FfwoNkAMwThis video shows and describes American Christmas cultural traditions and shows the background and purpose of Christmas.

Traditional Christmas Foods - YouTube

Traditional Christmas Foods – YouTube (3:57)https://youtu.be/Tly6suosH7YThe following video provides a brief introduction to some of the more traditional Christmas food items

 

Worksheets

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Students

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Studentshttp://bogglesworldesl.com/christmas_worksheets.htmThis is a collection of free, printable worksheets for teaching EAL students language and traditions related to the theme of Christmas. – Requires time to explore but includes many gems 

Christmas Word Searches

Christmas Word Searcheshttp://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas-word-searchesHere is our collection of fun, printable Christmas word searches for kids to enjoy in the classroom or home. We’ve tried to cover all aspects of Christmas here so that there is something that appeals to everyone! Where necessary, we provide both UK and US English spellings.

Christmas Worksheets for Children

Christmas Worksheets for Childrenhttp://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/worksheets.htmThese Christmas worksheets are more fun than work. – Behind each link, there is a variety to choose from for printing 

Read and Complete - Creative Santa Questions - English ESL Worksheets

Read and Complete – Creative Santa Questions – English ESL Worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/read_and_complete_-_creative_santa_questions/read-and-complete/63268Students answer the question, either individually or in group, either written or spoken (or both). Make sure to tell them there are no single correct answers. Creativity and imagination is needed to answer these sometimes – Free registration required

Christmas - All Things Topics

Christmas – All Things Topicshttps://www.allthingstopics.com/christmas.htmlall things topics – Free printable PDF lesson plans, word banks, quizzes and games for EFL/ESL teachers & learners

Lesson Plans

ESL Christmas Lesson

ESL Christmas Lessonhttp://www.elcivics.com/esl-christmas.htmlChristmas is celebrated on December 25. It is a Christian holiday, but it is also observed by many non-religious people who participate in its secular traditions. Three pages with short simple sentences and links to Worksheets and Activities 

A Funny Christmas Story

A Funny Christmas Storyhttps://busyteacher.org/26015-a-funny-christmas-story.htmlThis is a vocabulary gap-fill worksheet to help young learners retell a short animation film about Three Little Pigs and Santa.

Listen A Minute: English Listening Lesson on Christmas

Listen A Minute: English Listening Lesson on Christmashttps://listenaminute.com/c/christmas.htmlListen A Minute: Free 9-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Christmas – Handouts, online activities and mp3. English Lesson on Boxing Day

 

Reading

Christmas Tongue Twisters

Christmas Tongue Twistershttp://xmasfun.com/TongueTwisters.aspxSeven Santas sang silly songs. Tiny Timmy trims the tall tree with tinsel. Santa’s sleigh slides on slick snow…

How the Grinch Stole Christmas #readalong | Brightly Storytime - YouTube

How the Grinch Stole Christmas #readalong | Brightly Storytime – YouTube (15:07)https://youtu.be/YOpKuQO1FkA

Follow along as Ms. Linda reads the ultimate Dr. Seuss Christmas classic — no holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville!

Gingerbread Man Story - Topmarks

Gingerbread Man Story – Topmarkshttp://www.topmarks.co.uk/stories/GingerbreadMan.aspxA very well-known, traditional story in the English-speaking world – and a game for the IWB

Reading: Santa Claus - All Things Topics

Reading: Santa Claus – All Things Topicshttps://www.allthingstopics.com/reading-santa-claus.htmlWhen I was a young boy, I knew exactly who Santa Claus was.  He was a fat, friendly, old man with a long, white beard that visited my home once a year to put lots and lots of toys under the Christmas tree.

RUDOLPH THE REINDEER Short Christmas Story - YouTube

RUDOLPH THE REINDEER Short Christmas Story – YouTube  (4:08)https://youtu.be/MICFS-dJaLQWatch this great short Christmas video with your kids – Audiobook. Mute the sound, pause and read together with the class 

Christmas Traditions in England, Scotland and Wales (A British Christmas)

Christmas Traditions in England, Scotland and Wales (A British Christmas)http://projectbritain.com/Xmas/Every year in December we celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ. – Everything there is to know and links to more reading (Yr 6-7)

 

Listening

ELLLO Views #21 English Village

ELLLO Views #21 English Villagehttp://www.elllo.org/english/0001/021-Steven-Home.htmSteven: Well, they don’t actually….my mom and dad live in the town. My brother and sister actually live pretty close to this town, so my family is all in that general area.

Christmas is Coming | Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Christmas is Coming | Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Labhttps://www.esl-lab.com/easy/christmas-gifts/Buying Christmas gifts for family members, especially children, can be difficult, but fun. Listen to this conversation with two children and their father.

My favourite day - Christmas | LearnEnglish Kids | British Council

My favourite day – Christmas | LearnEnglish Kids | British Councilhttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/my-favourite-day-christmasChristmas is this boy’s favourite time of year. How does he celebrate? Watch and find out! – Activities to download below 

Learn English With Christmas Songs - Winter Wonderland

Learn English With Christmas Songs – Winter Wonderlandhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/songs/christmas/elementary/winter-wonderland.htmlAn easy video listening lesson for adults and kids, with a gap fill practice test. – Multiple Choice Listening  Songs with Gap-fills

ELLLO Views #843 Christmas Day

ELLLO Views #843 Christmas Day (2:23)http://www.elllo.org/english/0801/T843-Fred-Day.htmFred: Well, Anja, the routine in Canada for Christmas is quite simple. The kids get very excited on the 25th because early in the morning, at around seven o’clock, that’s when we open the presents.

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas (4:55)https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/im-dreaming-of-a-white-christmas/1795953.htmlMusic fills the air. Colorful lights shine brightly in windows. Children and adults open gifts from loved ones and friends. These are all Christmas traditions.

 

Viewing

The Snowman 1982 HD - YouTube

The Snowman 1982 HD – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/baaxRJzq4zw

Animated adventure about a young boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure

Freshpet Holiday Feast - 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands - YouTube

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands – YouTube (1:53)https://youtu.be/vhg7Xm4FXAY13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands Watch the Behind the Scenes video here to see how we did it!

Christmas in Britain - YouTube

Christmas in Britain – YouTube (8:10)https://youtu.be/YzSGEeaYvJcWhat is Christmas like in Britain? Watch the video and you will know all there is to it!

Christmas in the United Kingdom | Englisch-Video für den Unterricht - YouTube

Christmas in the United Kingdom | Englisch-Video für den Unterricht – YouTube (2:38)https://youtu.be/okVpri6kkxwChristmas time in Great Britain! Two teenagers talk about their Christmas traditions. 

Christmas in Sweden - YouTube

Christmas in Sweden – YouTube (7:00)https://youtu.be/tLA4uNm6c7AThis video is about Christmas in Sweden. It is shown in first grade class presentation on Christmas Around the World in the US.

▷ MY SWEDISH CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS - YouTube

▷ MY SWEDISH CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS – YouTube (6:23)https://youtu.be/M1ngRbfpetsA little Christmas clip about my Swedish Christmas Traditions, food, Christmas tree, beverages, the Swedish Fika and what not.

Why Do We Celebrate Christmas On December 25? - Christmas Facts by Kids Video Show - YouTube

Why Do We Celebrate Christmas On December 25? – Christmas Facts by Kids Video Show – YouTube (2:27)https://youtu.be/-iIJEiXEYFsDid you know why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25th? Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of of Jesus Christ

The Legend of Santa | Christmas | Holiday English - YouTube

The Legend of Santa | Christmas | Holiday English – YouTube (2:04)https://youtu.be/plhtubH3cwILearn all about the Legend of Santa in this fun, animated lesson. A powerful tool for building language skills through visual aids.

A Christmas Carol - YouTube

A Christmas Carol – YouTube (15:45)https://youtu.be/HqMfGq3okZYIt’s Christmas time, and the greedy Mister Scrooge is not feeling the holiday spirit. Three ghosts visit him overnight to change his ways.

Christmas traditions for kids - YouTube

Christmas traditions for kids – YouTube (7:27)https://youtu.be/h24X5ywDQiwA short video about some Christmas traditions and Santa Claus

The Polar Express - Book Adaptation - YouTube

The Polar Express – Book Adaptation – YouTube (8:52)https://youtu.be/UmUBGHtjGZ4A video chronicling the famous Chris Van Allsburg story of the same name. – Book Adaptation of the popular book and film 

A Christmas Carol 1971 ~ Animated ~ Alastair Sim ~ Full Length ORIGINAL POST - YouTube

A Christmas Carol 1971 ~ Animated ~ Alastair Sim ~ Full Length ORIGINAL POST – YouTube (25 min)https://youtu.be/iN6IMZFwY50The excellent 1971 animated version of the Charles Dickens classic by Richard Williams.

The 12 Labours of Santa Claus | Secret World of Santa Claus | ZeeKay Junior - YouTube

The 12 Labours of Santa Claus | Secret World of Santa Claus | ZeeKay Junior – YouTube (23:35)https://youtu.be/qV9LoWydtWUEvery 100 years, Santa Claus has to pass a test to make sure he’s still fit and healthy to deliver toys to children around the world. – No subtitles 

Christmas Stories for Children and Kids - Christmas Car Stancer the Santamobile Santa's Car - YouTube

Christmas Stories for Children and Kids – Christmas Car Stancer the Santamobile Santa’s Car – YouTube (6:26)https://youtu.be/MLHzxyy1VQYChristmas Stories for Kids and Children – A christmas story about Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer from the Santa Stories by Derek Buckham

Christmas Around the World - An Interactive Video - YouTube

Christmas Around the World – An Interactive Video – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/OPxVxNMIaGgThis interactive video gives second grade students information regarding different Christmas traditions around the world.

English Vocabulary and Pronunciation of Christmas - Santa - YouTube

English Vocabulary and Pronunciation of Christmas – Santa – YouTube (6:30)https://youtu.be/blnGfJJqdUgThe most recognisable symbol of the English Christmas is Father Christmas. Santa Claus, as he is also known, has a long history that goes back to the Germanic gods.

 

Writing

A letter to Santa

A letter to Santahttp://www.teach-this.com/images/resources/letter-to-santa.pdfStudents complete a letter to Santa, telling Santa the good things they have done this year. – A printable pdf to fill in

The Christmas Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

The Christmas Shed – THE LITERACY SHEDhttps://www.literacyshed.com/the-christmas-shed.htmlLiteracy Shed Conferences 2019.  Several Short Films with Teacher’s Notes to inspire writing. ​Click the image for more details.

 

Interactive

 

Quiz

Christmas Trivia | Holiday Trivia | ESL Games - YouTube

Christmas Trivia | Holiday Trivia | ESL Games – YouTube (3:28)https://youtu.be/9ndG3bR0-uQA super fun trivia game to get students into the holiday season. A great resource to get students relaxed and warmed up for the holiday season.

 

Baamboozle - Featured Games

Baamboozle – Featured Gameshttps://www.baamboozle.com/search?param=christmas&fbclid=IwAR0kV6IwP_mZUECan5N91NUF4Vg6RfJ6h-fjtqB188axVkAn7JhU4C0Z4Y8Separate students into teams. Teams take turns choosing random questions. Press the Check button after an answer has been given. If the answer is correct press Okay, if not, press the Oops button.

More Materials

Christmas Activity Pack

Christmas Activity Packhttps://oupeltglobal.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/oxfordchristmasactivities2013.pdfIn this 11-page pdf-document there are activities on various levels, one for each.

Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas -- whychristmas?com

Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas — whychristmas?comhttp://whychristmas.com/customs/Find out how many Christmas Traditions and Christmas Customs started and how they are celebrated.

 

Categories
Calendar Calendar 4-6 Calendar 7-9 Featured Post Themes

Best of Christmas 8-B1

A Theme Page about mostly secular Christmas celebrations for intermediate-level students, A2-B1.

Related topics: Winter Wonderland 1-9, Best of Christmas, 5-7 , A Christmas Carol

Warm-up

Freshpet Holiday Feast - 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands - YouTube

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands – YouTube (1:53)https://youtu.be/vhg7Xm4FXAY13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands Watch the Behind the Scenes video here to see how we did it!

BEST WISHES - Merry Christmas short film - YouTube

BEST WISHES – Merry Christmas short film – YouTube (1:20)https://youtu.be/ERS_6As77RETwo men are drawn into a duel over whose house has the best Christmas light display in this ultra-short film

Santa's Elves - Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys - Freshpet - YouTube

Santa’s Elves – Dogs and Cats with Human Hands Making Toys – Freshpet – YouTube (2:09)https://youtu.be/y6NS77HLjEEAdorable dogs and cats dressed as Santa’s elves with human hands making toys: just another thing to love about the holidays.

Christmas Around the World- One World Holiday - YouTube

Christmas Around the World- One World Holiday – YouTube (3:57)https://youtu.be/iwlhgNcGss8An original Christmas song to celebrate the reflective joy and celebration of the holiday season.

 

Songs and Carols

Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano lyrics [HQ] - YouTube

Christmas Songs Collection lyrics [HQ] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/RTtc2pM1boE?list=PLvYMrMBAe3IFlVJBnwRxISlNQ4CTM8YueListen to 19 popular Christmas Carols of all time in this video with subtitles 

A Moose in a Maple Tree - The All Canadian 12 Days of Christmas - YouTube

A Moose in a Maple Tree – The All Canadian 12 Days of Christmas – YouTube (4:29)https://youtu.be/Gw8P8L1LfDMThis best-selling book and hit song is part of a series of illustrated Canadian Christmas classics. – A Canuck = a Canadian

Alessia Cara - Make It To Christmas (Audio) - YouTube

Alessia Cara – Make It To Christmas (Audio) – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLrmP9GBd3c&list=RDQLrmP9GBd3c&start_radio=1&t=37Music video by Alessia Cara performing Make It To Christmas (Audio) and a playlist with modern Christmas songs.

 

Vocabulary

Christmas Vocabulary | English Club

Christmas Vocabulary | English Clubhttps://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/festivals-christmas.htmHere are typical words and expressions that people use when talking about or at Christmas. After studying this page, test yourself with our fun Christmas Vocabulary Quiz.

Christmas Traditions English Vocabulary - Santa Claus, Trees, Gifts, Food, Carols, Cards.

Christmas Traditions English Vocabulary – Santa Claus, Trees, Gifts, Food, Carols, Cards.https://www.vocabulary.cl/Lists/Christmas_Traditions.htmChristmas is celebrated on December 25th each year. It is originally a religious celebration, marking the day that Jesus Christ was born.

 

Worksheets

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Students

Christmas Worksheets for ESL Studentshttp://bogglesworldesl.com/christmas_worksheets.htmThis is a collection of free, printable worksheets for teaching EAL students language and traditions related to the theme of Christmas. – Requires time to explore but includes many gems 

 

Lesson Plans

Christmas Scene 1 | Word on the Street - Christmas | British Council LearnEnglish

Christmas Eve | Mr. Bean Official - YouTube

Christmas Eve | Mr. Bean Official – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/925taL9yEFUMr Bean relaxes on Christmas Eve. When he can’t find anything nice on tv he’s glad to see a group of carollers arrive at his door. Lesson Plan here:The EFL SMARTblog: Merry Christmas Mr Bean

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Christmas Eve

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Christmas Evehttp://eslholidaylessons.com/12/christmas_eve.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan / worksheet on Christmas Eve – Handouts, online activity and mp3. Christmas Day Boxing Day

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claus

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claushttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1212/121225-santa_claus.htmlSanta Claus has decided to get with the times and make several key changes to how he operates. – A reading/listening lesson plan with many comprehension activities

ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claus - Breaking News English Lesson

ESL Lesson Plan on Santa Claus – Breaking News English Lessonhttps://breakingnewsenglish.com/1712/171210-st-nicholas.htmlEnglish News Lessons: Free 27-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson – Santa Claus – Handouts, online activities, speed reading, dictation, mp3… current events.

Webquest: Christmas | Onestopenglish

Webquest: Christmas | Onestopenglishhttp://www.onestopenglish.com/teenagers/topic-based-materials/webquests/webquest-christmas/552444.articleThis festive-themed webquest includes activities on the history of Christmas, Santa Claus and global celebrations.

 

Reading

Christmas Facts: 15 Facts about Christmas ←FACTSlides→

Christmas Facts: 15 Facts about Christmas ←FACTSlides→http://www.factslides.com/s-ChristmasDid you know that… Christmas was illegal in the U.S. until 1836 as it was considered an Ancient Pagan Holiday?

Christmas Stories

Christmas Storieshttps://americanliterature.com/christmasWe have collected over 100 Great Christmas Stories, Books, Poems, and Christmas Carols for you to enjoy – Have students choose different stories and present to the others

Funny Christmas Jokes and Best Christmas Stories • All Things Christmas

Funny Christmas Jokes and Best Christmas Stories • All Things Christmashttps://www.allthingschristmas.com/christmas-games/christmas-jokes-stories/Funny Christmas jokes for kids, Christmas Cracker Jokes and more Holiday humour. Classic Christmas Stories, Free eBooks, and Christmas Stories for Children.

20 Famous Christmas Stories - Online Star Register

20 Famous Christmas Stories – Online Star Registerhttps://osr.org/blog/tips-gifts/20-famous-christmas-stories/1 1. The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry2 2. The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Anderson3 3. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens4 4. A Letter From Santa Claus – Mark Twain 5 5. Papa Panov’s Special Christmas – Leo Tolstoy6 6. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle – Sir Arthur Conan …


Christmas around the world | ESL Voices

Christmas around the world | ESL Voiceshttps://esl-voices.com/tag/christmas-around-the-world/#ESLVLessonPlanIt’s that time of the year when people world-wide celebrate Christmas. The following article highlights six countries and their unique traditions for celebrating Christmas.

The Nordic Goat of Christmas Past and Present - #FolkloreThursday

The Nordic Goat of Christmas Past and Present – #FolkloreThursdayhttp://folklorethursday.com/folklife/nordic-goat-christmas-past-present/#sthash.7muEqtk4.rmMSnz1E.dpbsHe used to bleat. Walking upright, a goat the size of a grown man would tramp in from the cold with a sack hanging over his shoulder, bleating. – Read about Swedish Folklore (yr 9-B1)

The Ten Ages of Christmas

The Ten Ages of Christmashttps://www.skillsworkshop.org/sites/skillsworkshop.org/files/resources/ll2tenageschristmascomprehension.pdf10 Reading Comprehension Pages. Suggestion: give one page to a pair/group and let them learn and then teach each other.

Twas The Night Before Christmas Reading Comprehension

Twas The Night Before Christmas Reading Comprehensionhttps://www.thoughtco.com/reading-comprehension-twas-the-night-before-christmas-1211199Reading Comprehension on ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas prepared specifically for ESL classes including difficult vocabulary definitions.

 

Listening

Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel?

Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel? (4:35)http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/santa-claus-saint-nick-kris-kringle-pelznickel-thomas-nast/1794841.htmlSome of the many names of the short, fat, jolly old man with a long beard, wearing a red suit with white fur who delights children at Christmas | Words and Their Stories

Christmas: The Most Wonderful Day of the Year?

Christmas: The Most Wonderful Day of the Year?http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/christmas-traditions-and-music/1814060.htmlWhether Christian or not, most Americans treat Christmas as a special time to celebrate with food, family and music | This Is America

NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport : NPR

NORAD’s Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport : NPRhttps://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sportThis Christmas Eve people all over the world will log on to the Santa Tracker to follow his progress through U.S. military radar. official Santa Tracker

 

Viewing

A Brief History of Santa - YouTube

A Brief History of Santa – YouTube (3:54)https://youtu.be/RbUVKXdu4lQHow did Santa become Santa? Listen to the 12 Days of Hello Internet – Narrated with very fast speech. Change to .75 speed if needed.

Christmas in Sweden - YouTube

Christmas in Sweden – YouTube (7:00)https://youtu.be/tLA4uNm6c7AThis video is about Christmas in Sweden. It is shown in first grade class presentation on Christmas Around the World in the US.

Mr Bean 07 Merry Christmas Mr Bean 1992 - YouTube

How to Have a British Christmas - Anglophenia Ep 20 - YouTube

How to Have a British Christmas – Anglophenia Ep 20 – YouTube (4:54)https://youtu.be/v2W3QR9WXdAFrom explosives at the dinner table to burning letters to Santa, Siobhan Thompson looks at 10 ways Christmas differs in Britain.

What Happened to Christmas? - YouTube

What Happened to Christmas? – YouTube (13:28)https://youtu.be/wa6V8clU8i4A short film about how Christmas has changed since St. Nicholas took the rains.  A frustrated and burned-out Santa Claus stumbles through yet another bastardization of the Christmas holiday.

History of Christmas Part 2: Charles Dickens to Christmas Trees - YouTube

History of Christmas Part 2: Charles Dickens to Christmas Trees – YouTube (5:12)https://youtu.be/UwLceKmO2HcExplore the 19th century revival of Christmas through the writings of famous authors, and discover the possible roots of the Victorian Christmas.

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: 10 Fascinating Historical Facts! - Ancient Origins - YouTube

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: 10 Fascinating Historical Facts! – Ancient Origins – YouTube (5:50)https://youtu.be/T770jv9crGcJoin us this holiday season to discover our top 10 facts about the historical origins of many Christmas traditions.

The True Story of Santa Claus: a documentary about Saint Nicholas - YouTube

The True Story of Santa Claus: a documentary about Saint Nicholas – YouTube (13:03)https://youtu.be/vPEiPxtLWxAMerry christmas at Christian Youth Channel – History from St Nicholas to Santa Claus

Bet You Didn't Know: Christmas | History - YouTube

Bet You Didn’t Know: Christmas | History – YouTube (2:53)https://youtu.be/IoBM3XQCC2gDid you know Christmas wasn’t always celebrated on December 25th? Get the whole story behind the holiday.

The True Story of Christmas: An Ancient Architects History Special - YouTube

The True Story of Christmas: An Ancient Architects History Special – YouTube (16 min)https://youtu.be/GeQZMHqMv6oDo we celebrate the birth of #JesusChrist on December 25th or are we in fact worshipping an ancient sun god, and continuing one of a number of pagan Roman festivals?

Holiday Traditions of the 17th and 18th Centuries in Virginia - YouTube

Holiday Traditions of the 17th and 18th Centuries in Virginia – YouTube (3:25)https://youtu.be/cTEwc_6eiioExperience the holiday traditions of Colonial Virginia at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, two living history museums.

Christmas Treasures: The History & Origins of the Season's Greatest Traditions (FULL DOCUMENTARY) - YouTube

Christmas Treasures: The History & Origins of the Season’s Greatest Traditions (FULL DOCUMENTARY) – YouTube (1:00:46)https://youtu.be/BO5Tnsu99TQWho can say what makes Christmas special? Twinkling lights on a tree, brightly wrapped gifts, choirs singing, Santa Claus, reindeer, friends and family?

 

Speaking

Christmas Shopping Conversation Questions - Speaking and Listening Worksheet

Christmas Shopping Conversation Questions – Speaking and Listening Worksheethttps://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/christmas-shopping-esol-conversation-questions.htmlWe hope that you enjoy using our free worksheets and handouts. We recommend saving them to your computer, before you print them out

Let's talk about Christmas - English ESL Worksheets

Let’s talk about Christmas – English ESL Worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_christmas/christmas-xmas-christmas/763This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a quotes box and a matching exercise. The cards can be cut out if desired and be used as conversation questions. Can be used with both young learners and adults of all levels. – ESL worksheets

Christmas conversation questions - Teflpedia

Christmas conversation questions – Teflpediahttps://teflpedia.com/Christmas_conversation_questionsYou are free to use this material in class. For general advice on using conversation topics, see our ESL conversation questions article.

 

Writing

The Christmas Shed - THE LITERACY SHED

The Christmas Shed – THE LITERACY SHEDhttps://www.literacyshed.com/the-christmas-shed.htmlLiteracy Shed Conferences 2019.  Several Short Films with Teacher’s Notes to inspire writing. ​Click the image for more details.

20 Christmas Writing Prompts - Minds in Bloom

20 Christmas Writing Prompts – Minds in Bloomhttps://minds-in-bloom.com/20-christmas-writing-prompts/The holiday season is so much fun, but of course you want your students to be engaged in meaningful work, right up till they finally go home for winter break. These 20 Christmas writing prompts will keep your students writing – and they will have fun too!

ESL Christmas Writing

ESL Christmas Writinghttp://www.excellentesl4u.com/esl-christmas-writing.htmlESL Christmas writing tasks so you can get practice of using Christmas vocabulary.

 

Quizzes & Games

Board Game - Christmas & Santa - English ESL Worksheets

Board Game – Christmas & Santa – English ESL Worksheetshttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/board_game_-_christmas__santa/christmas-board-game/675With this easy Christmas Speaking Board Game, young learners will be able to ask and answer common questions about Christmas and Santa Claus. Especially suitable for smaller groups or one-on-one classes. (For bigger groups you could print more copies and split the class into groups). Have fun! – ESL worksheets

Christmas - English Exercises, Vocabulary and Worksheets

Christmas – English Exercises, Vocabulary and Worksheetshttps://www.esolcourses.com/topics/christmas.htmlChristmas – free English Lessons and Activities | esolcourses.com | Free English Lessons Online

Baamboozle - Featured Games

Baamboozle – Featured Gameshttps://www.baamboozle.com/search?param=christmas&fbclid=IwAR0kV6IwP_mZUECan5N91NUF4Vg6RfJ6h-fjtqB188axVkAn7JhU4C0Z4Y8Separate students into teams. Teams take turns choosing random questions. Press the Check button after an answer has been given. If the answer is correct press Okay, if not, press the Oops button.

 

Interactive

Christmas Quiz

Christmas Quizhttps://www.carols.org.uk/0105.htm An interactive quiz starts over each time you make a mistake – with new questions

The Merry Merry Breakout

The Merry Merry Breakouthttps://sites.google.com/tcea.org/merrymerrybreakout/homeSearch the site for the answers. Merry Merry Breakout The Merry Merry Breakout Make your season merry and bright, and oh, so joyful by solving this breakout.

 

More Materials

Ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas Traditions | Study in Sweden: the student blog

Ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas Traditions | Study in Sweden: the student bloghttp://blogs.studyinsweden.se/2018/12/30/ultimate-guide-to-swedish-christmas-traditions/After spending my first Christmas in Sweden, I had to tell you all about the 6 things that you absolutely need to know about spending the holidays in Sweden

Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas -- whychristmas?com

Christmas Customs and Christmas Traditions, The History of Christmas — whychristmas?comhttp://whychristmas.com/customs/Find out how many Christmas Traditions and Christmas Customs started and how they are celebrated.

 

Categories
Calendar Calendar 7-9 Featured Post Themes

A Christmas Carol

A theme page about Charles Dickens’ beloved story A Christmas Carol, with an array of videos from the year 1910 to 2019.

Related topics: Winter Wonderland 1-9, Best of Christmas 1-4, Best of Christmas, 5-7, Best of Christmas, 8-B1, 

Background

The Life of Charles Dickens BBC - YouTube

The Life of Charles Dickens BBC – YouTube (4:36) https://youtu.be/3AB9poWDeDsAn animated story of Dickens’ life – Transcript available below in the first comment.

Why should you read Charles Dickens? - Iseult Gillespie - YouTube

Why should you read Charles Dickens? – Iseult Gillespie – YouTube (5:16)https://youtu.be/5czA_L_eOp4For all the fun he had with human foibles, Dickens was also a social realist, the greatest influence on later literary naturalism, who “shed light on how his society’s most invisible people lived.”

LITERATURE - Charles Dickens - YouTube

LITERATURE – Charles Dickens – YouTube (10:38)https://youtu.be/N9dB9BZWDBUCharles Dickens was one of the most popular writers in English in the 19th century. He deserves our attention for his ideas about sympathy, popularity and happiness.

The history of the Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" - YouTube

The history of the Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – YouTube (3:21)https://youtu.be/7dXM3AVgPzQA look at the backstory of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” CNN’s Nick Glass reports.

The origins of A Christmas Carol - YouTube

The origins of A Christmas Carol – YouTube (12:28)https://youtu.be/cTHAN3_P7uEMichael Slater explains the background to Charles Dickens’s novel, A Christmas Carol, reveals his reasons for writing it and discusses its monumental success.

Top 10 Christmas Carol Trivia - YouTube

Top 10 Christmas Carol Trivia – YouTube (7:03)https://youtu.be/aclF8PhICBEStories from the film history of A Christmas Carol – Ten pieces of trivia about the Christmas Carol that you should know

Welcome to 48 Doughty Street, the London home of Charles Dickens – Charles Dickens Museum

Welcome to 48 Doughty Street, the London home of Charles Dickens – Charles Dickens Museumhttps://dickensmuseum.com/Visit the Charles Dickens Museum in London & discover the world’s most important collection of material relating to the great novelist & social campaigner.

The first scrooge - BBC News

The first scrooge – BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_first_scroogeHow the world’s best-known miser was brought to life – Read the text on the screen

The Man Who Invented Christmas - Trailer - YouTube

The Man Who Invented Christmas – Trailer – YouTube (2:23)https://youtu.be/Khrw278g2e8The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from “A Christmas Carol”.

 

Warm-up

Scrooge | The Muppet's Christmas Carol [Lyrics] - YouTube

Scrooge | The Muppet’s Christmas Carol [Lyrics] – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/-YAuiVsUdOwIt’s getting to that time of year …. The Muppets Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge (There goes Mr. Humbug)

VKMTV - A Tribute to Movie and TV Scrooges SUPERCUT - YouTube

VKMTV – A Tribute to Movie and TV Scrooges SUPERCUT – YouTube (3:20)https://youtu.be/7MR6sZVfy_wA Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, one of the most famous books he ever wrote. It is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy miser

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - YouTube

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – YouTube (4:27)https://youtu.be/kpMdSuguHrEA brief synopsis for Charles Dickens’ famous novel “A Christmas Carol”.

A Christmas Carol in four minutes! - YouTube

A Christmas Carol in four minutes! – YouTube (4:08)https://youtu.be/uYkgC8Ev5sAA Christmas Carol compilation, featuring five different Scrooges and condensed to four minutes!

See how 'A Christmas Carol' and other classics are being translated into emoji - LA Times

See how ‘A Christmas Carol’ and other classics are being translated into emoji – LA Timeshttps://cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-christmas-carol-emoji-20161214-story,amp.html

Charles Dickens’ tale of a holiday change of heart has endured as a Christmas classic for more than 200 years. Now, it’s getting a fresh translation — into emoji.

 

Vocabulary

'A Christmas Carol' Vocabulary Study List

‘A Christmas Carol’ Vocabulary Study Listhttps://www.thoughtco.com/a-christmas-carol-vocabulary-739241A vocabulary list from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a good tool to help the reader understand the story.

 

Listening

Christmas Carol: Key Scenes — ESOL Extras

Christmas Carol: Key Scenes — ESOL Extrashttps://esolepacks.com/sample-materials/2014/11/15/christmas-carol-here-comes-mr-scroogeIntroduce your classes to Charles Dickens – Extracts from all five staves of new condensed version of A Christmas Carol.

Hear Neil Gaiman Read A Christmas Carol Just as Dickens Read It | Open Culture

Hear Neil Gaiman Read A Christmas Carol Just as Dickens Read It | Open Culture (1:26:26)http://www.openculture.com/2014/12/hear-neil-gaiman-read-a-christmas-carol-just-as-dickens-read-it.html Image by New York Public Library Last Christmas, we featured Charles Dickens’ hand-edited copy of his beloved 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. Audio File

A Christmas Carol Part One - Storynory

A Christmas Carol Part One – Storynory (appr. 40 min)https://www.storynory.com/a-christmas-carol-part-one/Humbug ! Dickens’ s Christmas tale is retold as a mini-play, with Natasha and Rob playing all the parts between them including Scrooge!

Christmas Carol 1939 Radio Play with Lionel Barrymore & Orson Welles - YouTube

Christmas Carol 1939 Radio Play with Lionel Barrymore & Orson Welles – YouTube (52:24)https://youtu.be/3gJ3jINcTR01939 Radio Play, Lets join everyone in the parlor and have a listen, The forward of the book reads: “I have endeavored in this ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves”

A Christmas Carol - Thug Notes Summary & Analysis - YouTube

A Christmas Carol – Thug Notes Summary & Analysis – YouTube (5:01)https://youtu.be/GYBRPUUSHQYFrom plot debriefs to key motifs, Thug Notes’ A Christmas Carol Summary & Analysis has you covered with themes, symbols, important quotes, and more.

A Christmas Carol: One Hour Radio Drama - YouTube

A Christmas Carol: One Hour Radio Drama – YouTube (59:03)https://youtu.be/8xxy7ikrwIkThe days of old when your parents (or grandparents) had to listen to their entertainment instead of watching it, are back

School Radio - A Christmas Carol - Available now

School Radio – A Christmas Carol – Available now (9 x 15 min.)https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g64q4/episodes/playerA Christmas Carol in 9 episodes at BBC School Radio. Study notes available for each episode. Study guide

A CHRISTMAS CAROL - FULL AudioBook - by Charles Dickens - BEST VERSION - YouTube

A CHRISTMAS CAROL – FULL AudioBook – by Charles Dickens – BEST VERSION – YouTube (3:11:26)https://youtu.be/n3fN_-rupwoA CHRISTMAS CAROL – FULL AudioBook – by Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens. It was first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843.

 

Listening/Reading

A Christmas Carol - YouTube

A Christmas Carol – YouTube (15:45)https://youtu.be/HqMfGq3okZYIt’s Christmas time, and the greedy Mister Scrooge is not feeling the holiday spirit. Three ghosts visit him overnight to change his ways. – The story read out with the text on screen

Skip - ESL-BITS.NET - ESL Listen and Read Radio Dramas - regular or slow listening speeds

Skip – ESL-BITS.NET – ESL Listen and Read Radio Dramas – regular or slow listening speedshttp://esl-bits.net/ESL.English.Audio.Dramas/Audio.Dramas/A_Christmas_Carol/preview.htmlThe exceedingly wealthy Ebenezzer Scrooge is miserable, while his poor employee Bob Cratchit is a contented man with a virtuous disposition and family.

 

Reading

CHRISTMAS CAROL For CHILDREN to READ OUT LOUD

CHRISTMAS CAROL For CHILDREN to READ OUT LOUDhttp://www.nonprofitprnow.com/AChristmasCarolforChildrentoReadOutloudRevisedasPDF.pdfThis is AN ABRIDGED VERSION and is an unauthorized edition of Mr. Dickens’ READINGS. – A simple version to read as a dialogue

Chapter 1 - Marley's Ghost - Literature English

Chapter 1 – Marley’s Ghost – Literature Englishhttps://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/literature/christmas-carol/chapter-1Marley and Scrooge were business partners once. But then Marley died and now their firm belonged to Scrooge, who was a stingy and heartless old man. – With Comprehension Questions to each chapter

A Christmas Carol | Read.gov | Library of Congress

A Christmas Carol | Read.gov | Library of Congresshttp://read.gov/books/pageturner/2003bit37729/#page/32/mode/2upA miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

 

Lesson Plans

SparkNotes: A Christmas Carol: Characters

SparkNotes: A Christmas Carol: Charactershttps://www.sparknotes.com/lit/christmascarol/characters/See a complete list of the characters in A Christmas Carol. – Other materials available

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carolhttp://artsalive.ca/pdf/eth/activities/achristmascarol.pdfA Comprehensive 29-page Study Guide to A Christmas Carol in .pdf -format

"A Christmas Carol" - simplified version

“A Christmas Carol” – simplified versionhttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/a_christmas_carol_-_simplified_version_key_included/past-simple-christmas/14486A simplified version of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” with a lot of comprehension exercises – true-false, multiple choice, questions. – ESL worksheets

A Christmas Carol worksheets

A Christmas Carol worksheetshttp://www.eslprintables.com/reading_worksheets/tales_and_stories/a_christmas_carol/Welcome to ESL Printables, the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: – registration required

The Charles Dickens Page - A Christmas Carol

The Charles Dickens Page – A Christmas Carolhttp://charlesdickenspage.com/carol.htmlA Christmas Carol – Published in one volume – Dec 1843 – A comprehensive page about A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

A Christmas Carol | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBChttps://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/a-christmas-carol

Level: B2+Age group: Older teens/adults. In this lesson students read an extract from ‘A Christmas Carol’ and examine the characters in the text.

Lesson Plan for A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens | ESL Voices

Lesson Plan for A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens | ESL Voiceshttps://esl-voices.com/library/13736-2/classics-lesson-plans/a-christmas-carol-by-charles-dickens/Objectives: Students will achieve a better understanding of the story A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens by learning literary devices and terms  (e.g., imagery, symbolism, protagonist, themes)

 

Viewing (1910 – 2019)

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" (1910) - Edison Film Company - YouTube (20:40)

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” (1910) – Edison Film Company – YouTube (20:40)https://youtu.be/bWcDOCdz53sA Christmas Carol, is a 1910 silent film directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison Film Company. It runs 20 minutes and is one of the earliest film adaptations.

SCROOGE (1935) - Full Movie - Captioned - YouTube (1:00:57)

SCROOGE (1935) – Full Movie – Captioned – YouTube (1:00:57)https://youtu.be/nqRl5K8sEuw

This is the first sound version of the novel “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, and it also is the only adaptation of the story with an invisible Marley.

Vincent Price: Charles Dickens' The Christmas Carol (1949) [Complete Film] - YouTube

Vincent Price: Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol (1949) [Complete Film] – YouTube (43:03)https://youtu.be/u5PaLaq_aLYVincent Price: Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol (1949) THE CHRISTMAS CAROL. Narrated by Vincent Price

A Christmas Carol (1959) - YouTube

A Christmas Carol (1959) – YouTube (24:53)https://youtu.be/6LdUtugLbK4Basil Rathbone and Frederic March star in this made for British TV adaptation of the Dickens classic

Mister Magoos Christmas Carol 1962 - YouTube

Mister Magoos Christmas Carol 1962 – YouTube (52:10)https://youtu.be/QKzfNu12UqcA Christmas Classic….I do not own the rights to this video and do not mean to infringe on any ones rights. Just wanted to share the joy that it brought me

A Christmas Carol (1969 - Animated) - YouTube

A Christmas Carol (1969 – Animated) – YouTube (45:20) https://youtu.be/4otTa2lRJnkAnimated Cartoon version of A Christmas Carol – with a scary Mr Marley

Scrooge 1970 HD - YouTube

Scrooge 1970 HD – YouTube (1:54:13)https://youtu.be/y7Pk1jcaLDIScrooge is a 1970 Technicolor musical film adaptation in Panavision of Charles Dickens’ 1843 story

A Christmas Carol 1971 ~ Animated ~ Alastair Sim ~ Full Length ORIGINAL POST - YouTube

A Christmas Carol 1971 ~ Animated ~ Alastair Sim ~ Full Length ORIGINAL POST – YouTube (25:00) https://youtu.be/iN6IMZFwY50The excellent 1971 animated version of the Charles Dickens classic by Richard Williams.

Merrie Melodies Special - Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol - video dailymotion

Merrie Melodies Special – Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol – video dailymotion (8:20)https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xk2yc1Bugs Bunny’s Christmas Carol is an eight-minute animated short film produced by Warner Bros. 1997

An American Christmas Carol 1979 HD - YouTube

An American Christmas Carol 1979 HD – YouTube (1:36:50)https://youtu.be/sG7x8hHFST0In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas Eve

Mickey's Christmas Carol on Vimeo

Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) : Burny Mattinson : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archivehttps://archive.org/details/MickeysChristmasCarol1983_201511On Christmas Eve 1843, while all of Victorian England is in the merry spirit of Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge (Scrooge McDuck) thinks only of the money he makes.

A Christmas Carol George C Scott 1984 - YouTube

A Christmas Carol George C Scott 1984 – YouTube (1:41:00)https://youtu.be/r1vMnZ0AhYEThe whole movie version with only automated subtitles – Song Christmas Revolution

Blackadders.Christmas.Carol - video dailymotion

Blackadders.Christmas.Carol – video dailymotion (43:16)https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5t4g30Watch Blackadder Extras 1 – Blackadder’s Christmas Carol – Only for advanced students who already know the original story very well. (1988)

Scrooged - YouTube

Scrooged – YouTube (1:44:35)https://youtu.be/Z0TJjTD8ofUThe Geeks put a little love in their heart and review a Christmas Carol. A Bill Murray classic, Scrooged.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | FULL MOVIE | EN - YouTube

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | FULL MOVIE | EN – YouTube (1:08:57)https://youtu.be/RSSGD_4q9nEA CHRISTMAS CAROL. An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption

A Christmas Carol (FULL MOVIE) - YouTube

A Christmas Carol (FULL MOVIE) – YouTube (1:09:50)https://youtu.be/a0ZJIFEb3A0Charles Dickens’ classic tale of the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge in a full-length animated musical. 1997.

Ms Scrooge 1997 Hallmark Movies 2016 - YouTube

Ms Scrooge 1997 Hallmark Movies 2016 – YouTube (1:23:27)https://youtu.be/zj3Zi7MWWCIA retelling of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Stars: Cicely Tyson, Katherine Helmond, Michael Beach.

Christmas Movies New 2017 - A Diva's Christmas Carol - Hallmark Christmas Movies 2017 - YouTube

Christmas Movies New 2017 – A Diva’s Christmas Carol – Hallmark Christmas Movies 2017 – YouTube (1:23:34)https://youtu.be/4Phfne6WywQ

A Diva’s Christmas Carol – Hallmark Christmas Movies 2017 – Slight similarities with the original

Ruffus The Dog's Christmas Carol - YouTube

Ruffus The Dog’s Christmas Carol – YouTube (36:51)https://youtu.be/mx9R2CAyXZ0Ruffus and friends present the classic tale of Scrooge in this original production made for the internet. – The story starts at 6:10

Learn English - A Christmas Carol - by Charles Dickens - English story at Christmas - YouTube

Learn English – A Christmas Carol – by Charles Dickens – English story at Christmas – YouTube (23:30)https://youtu.be/SrYIMmUTFdo‘A Christmas Carol’ tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. The story is set in 1843 and takes place in London. It is a ghost story with a moral message. – Mr Duncan tells the story, with subtitles

Minecraft SCROOGE! A Christmas Carol Animation! - YouTube

Minecraft SCROOGE! A Christmas Carol Animation! – YouTube (14:46)https://youtu.be/BnRturffjSsRelive the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Christmas Ghosts in Minecraft! Can Mr. Scrooge find a speck of Christmas cheer or will his cold heart prevail? (2013)

A Christmas Carol - Stave I - YouTube

A Christmas Carol – Stave I – YouTube (3:26)https://youtu.be/PRCL-GCJlOgAn animated summary of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Stave I of V A Digital Arts & Humanities Project/The University of Texas at Dallas (2017)Stave IIStave IIIStave IVStave V

A Christmas Carol (2018) - OFFICIAL TRAILER - YouTube

A Christmas Carol (2018) – OFFICIAL TRAILER – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/1RN1BiOn2RoA Christmas Carol (2018) – OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER – A contemporary retelling of the timeless Dickens tale, given a Scottish make-over. It explores the transformation of Scrooge’

A Christmas Carol: First Look Teaser - BBC - YouTube

A Christmas Carol: First Look Teaser – BBC – YouTube (1:22)https://youtu.be/1dK2CGOJ74kA CHRISTMAS CAROL Official Trailer (2019) Tom Hardy, Andy Serkis, Guy Pearce Series HD

Writing

Video Writing Prompts: A Christmas Carol | TeachHUB

Video Writing Prompts: A Christmas Carol | TeachHUBhttp://www.teachhub.com/video-writing-prompts-christmas-carolWith these classic Christmas Carol video writing prompts, your students can practice their tenses with the holiday spirit, get to know ghost or pitch a holiday movie sequel.

 

Focus on Form

'A Christmas Carol' Activity for Teachers (free pdf.) |

‘A Christmas Carol’ Activity for Teachers (free pdf.) |http://profesornativogratis.com/a-christmas-carol-activity-for-teachers-free-pdf/

Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ is also a great way of practising the tenses. If you’re an ESL/EFL teacher, you’ve got the lesson plan and worksheet free to download as pdf.

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge Key Quotes and Analysis - YouTube

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge Key Quotes and Analysis – YouTube (11:59)https://youtu.be/W2sb4BUiFBs

It’s like having your own tutor in your pocket! Interactive lesson providing you with key quotations and teaching you how to analyse quotes in detail, (advanced learner)

 

Quizzes

A Christmas Carol Quizzes | GradeSaver

A Christmas Carol Quizzes | GradeSaverhttp://www.gradesaver.com/a-christmas-carol/study-guide/quiz1

A Christmas Carol study guide contains a biography of Charles Dickens, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

A Christmas Carol - Classic Literature - Questions for Tests and Worksheets

A Christmas Carol – Classic Literature – Questions for Tests and Worksheetshttps://www.helpteaching.com/questions/A_Christmas_Carol

A Christmas Carol questions for your custom printable tests and worksheets. In a hurry? Browse our pre-made printable worksheets library with a variety of activities and quizzes for all K-12 levels.