CHRISTMAS
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
BACKGROUND STORY
AN ANGEL VISITS MARY
-About 2,000 years ago an
angel Gabriel visited Mary
a Jewish woman.
-Gabriel told Mary she
would hav...
NO PLACE AT THE INN
When Joseph and Mary
got to Bethlehem,
there was no place for
them to stay because
the inn was already...
JESUS WAS BORN 25th December
Jesus was born in a manger in Bethlehem, to a virgin mother.
WISE MEN VISIT JESUS
Wise men from the
East came to
worship
Jesus, bringing gifts
of
gold, frankincense,
and myrrh.
CURRENT FOLKLORE
SANTA USED TO
WEAR GREEN
Urban myth has it that the red suit
only appeared after the Coca Cola
company started an advertis...
Father Christmas…
Santa Claus...
Kris Kringle...
Old Saint Nick...
Father Christmas often appears as
a large man, often ar...
ADVENT CALENDER
A calender with either a picture or piece of chocolate
inside 24 miniature doors leading up to Christmas d...
OLD ADVENT CALENDER
Picture about Christmas everyday with a picture of
Jesus on the 24th day.
CURRENT ADVENT CALENDER
Contains chocolate in each window
which counts down the days till
Christmas (25th December).
CHOLOLATES WITH CHRISTMAS THEME
SHAPES BEHIND EACH DOOR.
BRIEF
Offerings to
Santa and
his reindeer
It is traditional for children to
leave a letter for Santa along
with a glass of milk, a mince pie
and a carrot for his re...
Christmas offerings to Santa
24th December – Christmas Eve
SANTA EATS MINCE PIE
SANTA DRINKS THE MILK
SANTA
READS
LETTER
FROM
CHILD
What actually happens…?
Parents wait for their children to be
fast asleep. Then they remove the
offerings, leaving only traces that
Santa has been.
CHRISTMAS DAY
The children wake up to find the remains
of the mince pie and see that their
letter has been taken. This mak...
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Christmas Background Information from Team 1

  1. 1. CHRISTMAS BACKGROUND INFORMATION
  2. 2. BACKGROUND STORY
  3. 3. AN ANGEL VISITS MARY -About 2,000 years ago an angel Gabriel visited Mary a Jewish woman. -Gabriel told Mary she would have a son, Jesus, who would be the Son of God! -She had faith in God and said, "I am the Lord's servant. Let it be as you say.”
  4. 4. NO PLACE AT THE INN When Joseph and Mary got to Bethlehem, there was no place for them to stay because the inn was already full. They ended up spending the night in a stable, a place where animals were kept.
  5. 5. JESUS WAS BORN 25th December Jesus was born in a manger in Bethlehem, to a virgin mother.
  6. 6. WISE MEN VISIT JESUS Wise men from the East came to worship Jesus, bringing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
  7. 7. CURRENT FOLKLORE
  8. 8. SANTA USED TO WEAR GREEN Urban myth has it that the red suit only appeared after the Coca Cola company started an advertising campaign depicting a red suited Father Christmas in the 1930s. However, the red suit was used long before, including by American illustrator Thomas Nast. It's likely he represented the coming of spring and wore a long green hooded cloak and a wreath of holly, ivy or mistletoe and had the ability to make people happier during the long winter months.
  9. 9. Father Christmas… Santa Claus... Kris Kringle... Old Saint Nick... Father Christmas often appears as a large man, often around seventy years old. He is dressed in a red suit trimmed with white fur, often girdled with a wide black belt, a matching hat, often long and floppy in nature, and dark boots. Often he carries a large brown sack filled with toys on his back. Lives in the North Pole.
  10. 10. ADVENT CALENDER A calender with either a picture or piece of chocolate inside 24 miniature doors leading up to Christmas day. One to be opened each day of December.
  11. 11. OLD ADVENT CALENDER Picture about Christmas everyday with a picture of Jesus on the 24th day.
  12. 12. CURRENT ADVENT CALENDER Contains chocolate in each window which counts down the days till Christmas (25th December).
  13. 13. CHOLOLATES WITH CHRISTMAS THEME SHAPES BEHIND EACH DOOR.
  14. 14. BRIEF
  15. 15. Offerings to Santa and his reindeer
  16. 16. It is traditional for children to leave a letter for Santa along with a glass of milk, a mince pie and a carrot for his reindeer.
  17. 17. Christmas offerings to Santa 24th December – Christmas Eve
  18. 18. SANTA EATS MINCE PIE
  19. 19. SANTA DRINKS THE MILK
  20. 20. SANTA READS LETTER FROM CHILD
  21. 21. What actually happens…?
  22. 22. Parents wait for their children to be fast asleep. Then they remove the offerings, leaving only traces that Santa has been.
  23. 23. CHRISTMAS DAY The children wake up to find the remains of the mince pie and see that their letter has been taken. This makes them extra excited to open their presents.

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