Christmas

Related topics: Winter Wonderland 1-9, Best of Christmas 1-6, A Christmas Carol

Background

English Vocabulary and Pronunciation of Christmas Origins - YouTube

English Vocabulary and Pronunciation of Christmas Origins – YouTube (4:44)https://youtu.be/taVWVLK1wEcLearn British English idioms, phrases, expressions, and vocabulary, Father Christmas Christmas Symbols

English Vocabulary and Pronunciation of Christmas Food - YouTube

English Vocabulary and Pronunciation of Christmas Food – YouTube  (4:49) https://youtu.be/4VNU5ZmZirw?list=PLCA1A64C98D2B2001Learn British English idioms, phrases, expressions, and vocabulary (Yr 6-7) 

The Real Story of Christmas (Full Documentary) - YouTube

The Real Story of Christmas (Full Documentary) – YouTube (41:58)https://youtu.be/Inw2deKB-d8A video about everything you ever need to know about the history of X-mas

 

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

History of Christmas Part 2: Charles Dickens to Christmas Trees – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/UwLceKmO2HcThe History of Santa Claus (Yr 8-9)

 

 

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?

 

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

 

Silver Bells Pelletier Family Light Show - The Great Christmas Light Fight - YouTube

Silver Bells Pelletier Family Light Show – The Great Christmas Light Fight – YouTube (1:25) https://youtu.be/0JQrUAjQrHQA decorated family house opens up for the season

 

Christmas Around the World- One World Holiday - YouTube

Christmas Around the World- One World Holiday – YouTubehttps://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   – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/RTtc2pM1boE?list=PLvYMrMBAe3IFlVJBnwRxISlNQ4CTM8YueListen to 19 popular Christmas Carols of all time in this video with subtitles (Yr 6-9)

 

The Best Christmas Of All - Disney Very Merry Christmas Songs - YouTube

The Best Christmas Of All – Disney Very Merry Christmas Songs – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/jZy7JNFJ82UDisney’s Very Merry Christmas Songs 1 with lyrics (Yr 6-9)Disney Very Merry Christmas Songs 2

 

Vocabulary

Christmas Picture Dictionary Vocabulary with matching activities (Year 6-7)

Christmas Vocabulary - English Picture Vocabulary

Christmas Vocabulary – English Picture Vocabularyhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/beginner-christmas-vocabulary.htmlOnline lessons, games and teaching resources (Yr 6-7)Vocabulary for Christmas Shopping

 

 

Christmas ESL Printable Worksheets and Exercises

Christmas ESL Printable Worksheets and Exerciseshttp://www.englishwsheets.com/christmas.htmlChristmas ESL Printable Vocabulary Worksheets (Yr 6-7)

 

Christmas Vocabulary | English Club

Christmas Vocabulary | English Clubhttps://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/festivals-christmas.htm1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context: Words with definitions (Yr 7-9)

 

Worksheets

Christmas Worksheets for Kids and ESL Teachers

Christmas Worksheets for Kids and ESL Teachershttp://bogglesworldesl.com/christmas_worksheets.htm Requires time to explore but includes many gems (Yr 6-9)

 

Lesson Plans

Reading: Santa Claus - All Things Topics

Reading: Santa Claus – All Things Topicshttps://www.allthingstopics.com/reading-santa-claus.htmlFree printable PDF lesson plans, word banks, quizzes and games for EFL/ESL teachers

ESL Christmas Lesson

ESL Christmas Lessonhttp://www.elcivics.com/esl-christmas.htmlThree pages with short simple sentences and links to Worksheets and Activities (Yr 6-7)

 

Christmas Scene 1 | LearnEnglish - British Council

Christmas Scene 1 | LearnEnglish – British Councilhttps://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/word-street/christmas-scene-1Lesson plans from British Council based on short videos (Yr 7-9)Christmas Scene 2 

 

The EFL SMARTblog: Merry Christmas Mr Bean

The EFL SMARTblog: Merry Christmas Mr Beanhttp://efllecturer.blogspot.com.es/2011/10/merry-christmas-mr-bean.htmlA complete lesson with two video clips and many activities (Yr 7-9)

 

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 on Christmas Eve – Christmas Day Boxing DayHandouts, (Yr 8-9) also

 

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.htmlA reading/listening lesson plan with many comprehension activities (Yr 8-9)

 

Heads Up English | ESL Lessons - Christmas through the Ages

Heads Up English | ESL Lessons – Christmas through the Ageshttp://www.headsupenglish.com/index.php/upper-intermediate-students/upper-intermediate-skill-builders/upper-intermediate-listening/418-history-of-christmasA listening/reading lesson with activities (Yr 8-9)

 

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

Reading

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

Christmas Traditions in England, Scotland and Wales (A British Christmas)http://projectbritain.com/Xmas/Everything there is to know and links to more reading (Yr 6-7)

 

Winter Time worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Winter Time worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttp://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/winter_time/winter-elementary-a1/62989This downloadable worksheet is best suited for high school and elementary school students  (Yr 6-7)

 

Gingerbread Man Story - Topmarks

Gingerbread Man Story – Topmarkshttp://www.topmarks.co.uk/stories/GingerbreadMan.aspxA nice story and a game for the IWB (Yr 6-7)

 

RUDOLPH THE REINDEER Short Christmas Story - YouTube

RUDOLPH THE REINDEER Short Christmas Story – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/MICFS-dJaLQBook on YouTube. Mute the sound, stop and read together with the class (Yr 6-7)

 

Christmas - Easy Online Reading Text For ESL Beginners

Christmas – Easy Online Reading Text For ESL Beginnershttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/elementary-christmas-reading.htmlOnline lessons, games and teaching resources (all levels) Reading simple sentences (Yr 6-7)

 

ELC Study Zone: A Special Christmas Present

ELC Study Zone: A Special Christmas Presenthttp://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/200/reading/xmas1.htmA short story with an interactive comprehension quiz (Yr 6-7)

Christmas traditions around the world by NGfLCymru - Teaching Resources - Tes

Christmas traditions around the world by NGfLCymru – Teaching Resources – Teshttps://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/christmas-traditions-around-the-world-6017471A downloadable PowerPoint Calendar with a quiz (Yr 7-9)

Christmas Stories

Christmas Storieshttp://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 (Yr 8-9)

Funny Christmas Jokes and Best Christmas Stories • All Things Christmas

Funny Christmas Jokes and Best Christmas Stories • All Things Christmashttp://www.allthingschristmas.com/stories.html Classic Christmas Stories, Free eBooks, and Christmas Stories for Children. Have groups read different stories and retell to the others (Yr 8-9)

 

20 Famous Christmas Stories - Online Star Register

20 Famous Christmas Stories – Online Star Registerhttps://osr.org/blog/tips-gifts/20-famous-christmas-stories/Well-known, traditional stories to print, copy and read (Yr 8-9)

 

Christmas Around the World, Christmas Traditions and Celebrations in Different Countries and Cultures -- whychristmas?com

Christmas Around the World, Christmas Traditions and Celebrations in Different Countries and Cultures — whychristmas?comhttps://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/Find out how Christmas is celebrated in lots of different countries around the world!

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.dpbsRead about Swedish Folklore (Yr 9+)

Listening

The Christmas Gift A listening comprehension activity (Year 7-9)

Learn English With Christmas Songs - Winter Wonderland

Learn English With Christmas Songs – Winter Wonderlandhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/songs/christmas/elementary/winter-wonderland.htmlOnline lessons, games and teaching resources (all levels) CHRISTMAS SONGS Multiple Choice Listening (Yr 6-9)

 

ESLvideo.com :: Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey & The Roots: "All I Want For Christmas Is You" (14124)

ESLvideo.com :: Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey & The Roots: “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (14124)http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_low_intermediate.php?id=14124&utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ESLvideo_com%20::with Mariah Carey and a lyrics quiz (Yr 6-9)

 

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.htmlThe story of the name of Santa Claus. (Yr 7-9)

 

Famous Actors Reading Holiday Stories – Flavorwire

Famous Actors Reading Holiday Stories – Flavorwirehttp://flavorwire.com/351844/famous-actors-reading-holiday-storiesWell-known stories and poems on various levels (Yr 6-9)

 

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 (Yr 7-9)

 

Christmas Day

Christmas Dayhttp://www.dailyesl.com/christmas.htmA short listening/reading text about the religious reason behind the Christmas celebration (Yr 8-9)

 

Intermediate English - How To Host a Christmas Dinner

Intermediate English – How To Host a Christmas Dinnerhttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/how-to/christmas/how-to-host-a-christmas-dinner.htmlThis video listening activity about how to host a Christmas dinner for family and friends will help you to improve your general English listening skills. (Yr 8-9)

 

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 From St Nicholas to Santa Claus (Yr 8-9)

 

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 : NPRhttp://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371647099/norads-santa-tracker-began-with-a-typo-and-a-good-sportA true story of a “real” Santa to read and/or listen to (Yr 8-9)

 

Viewing

The 12 Labours of Santa Claus (23:35) An animated story of Santa’s test, no subtitles, followed by several similar films of the same length (Year 6-7)

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! (Yr 6-7)

 

The Polar Express - Book Adaptation - YouTube

The Polar Express – Book Adaptation – YouTube (8:52) https://youtu.be/UmUBGHtjGZ4Book Adaptation of the popular book and film (Yr 6-7)

 

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

Christmas Stories for Children and Kids – YouTube (6:26) https://youtu.be/MLHzxyy1VQY– Christmas Car Stancer the Santamobile Santa’s Car (Yr 6-8)

 

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

Freshpet Holiday Feast  – YouTube  (1:53) https://youtu.be/vhg7Xm4FXAY13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands (Yr 6-9)

 

Top 10 Best Christmas Movies Of The Last Decade

Top 10 Best Christmas Movies Of The Last Decadehttp://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2013/12/03/top-10-best-christmas-movies-of-the-last-decade/An article presenting the best X-mas movies (Yr 6-9)

 

Christmas in Sweden - YouTube

Christmas in Sweden – YouTube (7:00)https://youtu.be/tLA4uNm6c7AThis video is about Christmas in Sweden. Images, vocabulary, Lucia and more images of Swedish Christmas (Yr 6-9)

 

Mr Bean 07 Merry Christmas Mr Bean 1992 - YouTube

Mr Bean 07 Merry Christmas Mr Bean 1992 – YouTube (25:22) https://youtu.be/SyWSTvwZPGYNot much language but a lot of traditions (Yr 6-9)

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 (Yr 8-9)

 

Christmas Celebrations in Different Countries | Christmas Videos from Mocomi Kids - YouTube

Christmas Celebrations in Different Countries | Christmas Videos from Mocomi Kids – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/da2Q2wQBiCARead about Christmas in Different Countries. (Yr 8-9)

Speaking

Christmas Shopping Conversation Questions - Speaking and Listening Worksheet

Christmas Shopping Conversation Questions – Speaking and Listening Worksheethttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/christmas-shopping-esol-conversation-questions.htmlWe hope that you enjoy using our free worksheets and handouts. (Yr 7-9)

 

Breaking News English | Christmas Lesson

Breaking News English | Christmas Lessonhttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/xmas.htmlDiscussion and role play ideas (Yr 7-9)

 

Let's talk about Christmas worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Let’s talk about Christmas worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_christmas/christmas-xmas-christmas/763Downloadable talking cards. Free registration required

 

ESL Conversation Questions – Christmas (I-TESL-J)http://iteslj.org/questions/christmas.html A long list of Questions. Tip: Copy, select and enumerate for groups to discuss.

 

Writing

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.

Christmas Essay & Story Writing Prompts for Kids | Teaching Writing Fast and Effectively!

Christmas Essay & Story Writing Prompts for Kids | Teaching Writing Fast and Effectively!http://patternbasedwriting.com/elementary_writing_success/christmas-essay-story-writing-prompts-for-kids/Christmas is a wonderful time of year for student writing. There is a very high level of student motivation!

Quizzes & Games

Christmas Quiz

Christmas Quizhttp://www.carols.org.uk/0105.htm An interactive quiz starts over each time you make a mistake – with new questions (Yr 7-9)

Christmas EFL ESL Worksheets, games, activities and lesson plans for teachers from Handouts Online.

Christmas EFL ESL Worksheets, games, activities and lesson plans for teachers from Handouts Online.http://handoutsonline.com/christmas/index.php?page=1We have lots of free sample worksheets. A board game to download and print (Yr 7-9)

 

Board Game - Christmas & Santa worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Board Game – Christmas & Santa worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/board_game_-_christmas__santa/christmas-board-game/675A boardgame to download and print. Free registration required

 

Interactive

Intermediate English Reading - Christmas Shopping

Intermediate English Reading – Christmas Shoppinghttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/intermediate-christmas-shopping-reading.htmlA text with an interactive comprehension quiz (Yr 8-9)

More Materials

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.

 

Oxford Christmas Activities

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

 

Santa Claus and Christmas at the North Polehttp://www.northpole.com/ The Official Website of Santa Land

 

Christmas - English Exercises, Vocabulary and Worksheets

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

 

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