WHEN? Christmas Eve On December 24th Christmas Day On December 25th Boxing Day On December 26th
TRADITION The first Christmas Tree came to Britain when Victoria’s husband –Prince Albert- brought this German tradition. He and the Queen had a Christmas Tree at Windsor Castle in 1841. A few years after, nearly every house in Britain had one...
... Traditionally people decorate their trees on Christmas Eve . You can eat roast turkey and Christmas pudding in the most important dinner on Christmas Day. An older tradition is Christmas mistletoe . Before Christmas, groups of singers go from house to house...
... They collect money and sing traditional Christmas songs or carols. An extra holiday after Christmas Day is Boxing Day .
Christmas Eve Children do not open their presents on December 24th. Father Christmas brings their presents in the night. Then, they open them on the morning of the 25th. In the U.S.A., Father Christmas is called “Santa Claus”. He lives in the North Pole.
Christmas Mistletoe People put a piece of this green plant with its red berries over a door. Mistletoes bring good luck –people say-. Also in Britain people kiss their friends and family under the mistletoe.
Boxing Day Traditionally, boys from the shops in each town asked for money at Christmas. They went from house to house on December 26th and took boxes made of wood with them. At each house people gave them money. This was a Christmas Present. So the name of December 26th does not come from the sport of boxing; it comes from the boys’ wooden boxes. Now, Boxing Day is an extra holiday after Christmas Day.
VOCABULARY: Brought: Is the past tense and the past participle of BRING BRING: To bring something or someone to a place means to cause them to come to the place. Had: Is the past tense and the past participle of HAVE.
Christmas Day: Is the 25th of December, when Christmas is celebrated. Christmas Tree: Is a tree which people put in their houses at Christmas and decorate with coloured lights and ornaments. Christmas Eve: Is the 24th of December, the day before Christmas Day.
Christmas Pudding: Is a special pudding that is eaten in Christmas. A pudding is a cooked sweet food made with flour, fat and eggs, and usually served hot. Roast Turkey: Is turkey cooked over the fire.
Collect: To collect a number of things is to bring them together from several places or from several people. Carols: Carols are Christmas Songs. Berry (berries): Berries are small, round fruit that grow on a tree or a brush.
Luck: Luck or Good luck is success or good things that happen to you. Ask for: Request. I.e.: Sarah asked John for money to buy a hamburger. (Sarah had not got any money and asked it for John) Wood: Is the material which forms the trunks of the trees.
ACTIVITIES: Choose the correct answer Christmas Eve is celebrated... 1 a) b) c) In December 24th At December 24th On December 24th 2 Traditionally people decorate their trees on... a) b) c) Boxing Day Christmas Day Christmas Eve
3 4 a) a) b) b) c) c) When children in Britain open their presents? On December 26th On December 24th On December 25th Who brought to Britain the first Christmas Tree? Queen Victoria in 1842 Prince Albert in 1841 Germans in 1840
5 a) b) c) When is celebrated “Boxing Day”? On December 26th In December 26th At December 26th 6 a) b) c) Why do you think people kiss their friends and family under the mistletoe? Because... It brings money for you It brings a lot of presents It brings good luck
Christmas Eve Cards Merry Christmas Cards Christmas Tree Cards
“ We wish you a Merry Christmas” We wish you a Merry Christmas (x3) And a Happy New Year.(Chorus 1) Good tidings we bring to you and your kin Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year Oh, bring us a figgy pudding (x3) And a cup of good cheer(Chorus 2) We won’t out until we get some (x3) So bring out some here (Chorus 2) (Chorus 1)
New Vocabulary: Tidings: You can use tidings to refer to news that someone tells you Kin: Your kin are your relatives Figgy Pudding: Is a pudding make with figs. A fig is a soft sweet fruit that grows in hot countries. Cheer: Is a feeling of happiness.
“ CHRISTMAS IS HERE!” For the 3 rd Cycle of Primary Education . By Rosa Mª Rodríguez Romero DNI: 78034623Q NRP: S59778034623