Eggnog continues to this day as a holiday tradition. Available now in grocery stores as early as mid-October. eggnog's consistent ingredient has always been eggs. But aside from the eggs and milk or cream, eggnog of the 18th century could contain any manner of wine, beer, ale or other spirits. Spices, most notably nutmeg, were also constants. The History of the Candy Cane . The candy cane is a Christmas tradition that many hold dear but nobody really knows why. .
Christmas trees are probably the most well known symbol of Christmas. They have been used for centuries, and can be found in all corners of the world. Christmas trees can be harvested from a tree farm or bought, boxed, at the store. They have been made of plastic, aluminum, or feathers.
In the 16th century the first official Christmas tree was recorded at Strasbourg, Germany. The Christmas tree remains the centerpiece of many holiday celebrations. Tree lots spring up on parking lots at Thanksgiving. Some people trek to tree farms, hiking the forest to choose and chop down their own tree.
a carol N. a traditional Christmas song a chimney N. a part of a fire place which extends up through the roof and carries smoke out of the house Christmas Eve N. the night before Christmas eggnog N. a traditional Christmas drink made with milk, egg, vanilla and rum a mass N. the name of a service in certain churches (like the Catholic church) mistletoe N. a plant which is often hung from the ceiling at Christmas (When two people walk under the plant, they are supposed to kiss.) an ornament N. a decoration which is hung on a Christmas tree; any decoration a reindeer N. a type of deer from Northern Europe a sleigh N. a vehicle which travels on snow stockings N. a knitted sock; a traditional foot covering
Susan : Merry Christmas, come on in and take off your coat - it's cold out there. Stephan : Merry Christmas. Let me take off my boots, I don't want to get snow all over the place. Susan : Would you like some ______________________ ? It's a traditional Christmas drink made with milk, eggs, vanilla and rum. Stephan : That sounds delicious! I'd love some. Susan : So, are you ready to decorate the tree? The kids are in the living room right now unpacking the ______________________ and preparing the lights... Oh, Stephan, you're standing under the ______________________! You have to give me a kiss. Stephan : That's a nice Christmas tradition. I brought you a little gift. It's a CD of traditional Christmas ______________________ from my country. I hope you like it. Susan : Oh, how wonderful, let's put it on right now while we are decorating the tree.
Stephan : I don't really know much about Christmas in America. How do you celebrate it here? Susan : Well, usually the family gets together on ______________________ and has a nice dinner. Some people go to midnight ______________________ , others stay at home and celebrate with their families and friends. Some people open a gift or two, but my family is very traditional. We wait until Christmas morning to open the gifts from Santa. Stephan : I have heard American children talking about Santa Claus. How do you describe him in the States? Susan : In America, we have a very set picture of Santa Claus. He dresses in red and white clothes and travels in a magic ______________________ pulled by flying ______________________ . He enters your house by climbing down the ______________________, and he leaves gifts under the Christmas tree and in ______________________ which we hang above the fire place.
SANTA’S KNEE : Take turns at being Santa and ask their partner what they would like for Christmas and why? <ul><li>Question: What do you want </li></ul><ul><li>for Christmas little boy/girl? </li></ul><ul><li>Possible answers : </li></ul><ul><li>1) A fun Christmas with my family :) 2) Five video games (PS3 and Wii) 3) Perfume 4) Sony Cyber-shot digital camera 5) pink Skullcandy ink'd earphones (for my ipod) 6) giftcard to favorite store 7) clothes 8) new bike 9) makeup kit 10) uhh, i guess to just have a really good Christmas this year! :) </li></ul>
<ul><li>" Jingle Bells " is one of the best-known and commonly sung winter songs in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>James Lord Pierpont originally composed his most famous song in 1850. </li></ul><ul><li>"Jingle Bells" was the first song broadcast from space, in a Christmas-themed prank by Gemini 6 astronauts. The astronauts then produced a smuggled harmonica and sleighbells and broadcast a rendition of "Jingle Bells. </li></ul>
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