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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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

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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.

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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 …


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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.

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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)

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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

 

Quizzes & Games

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.