History and Traditions - Infographics - Advent calendars -
Cliparts and Flashcards - Vocabulary - Idioms -
Listening - Conversation Questions -
Interactive activities - Activities to print -
Lesson plans - Webquests -
Interactive stories - Interactive cards -
Cards to print -
Stories to tell
- Role play - Poems -
Interactive games - Games to print -
Tongue-twisters - Songs / Carols -
Cartoons -
Recipes / Christmas Menu / Christmas Food
- Videos

(Updated on 25/11/2012)


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Related pages :

Toys - Family - Holidays - Boxing Day

A Christmas Carol (Dickens)



Activities TO PRINT :

  • A Christmas advert - a worksheet (answers included)
    created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)







  • Santa's Shopping List
    "Here is a list of toys on Santa’s shopping list. 
    Santa has £250 to spend between two children, one boy and one girl who are both 2 years old..."

    TOPIC/THEME / Christmas Activities
    (Primary Resources)

  • Christmas Printables
    Build Your Own Snowman
    Holiday Activity Pages
    Christmas Coloring Pages
    Create christmas cards, decorations, ...
    Write a Holiday Letter

  • My favourite day: Christmas - a worksheet to go with My favourite day - Christmas (British Council)
    - sent by Josiane Behengaray


  • Christmas Activities to do online and to print off and make + Stories + Jokes + Poems...
  • Christmas Traditions - to print
    "Reading comprehensions tell the legendary origins of some Christmas traditions, including Christmas trees, wreaths, and
    stockings. Includes a word search and word unscramble to review vocabulary."

  • Christmas Analogies - exercise to print (RHL School)
    ex : "Goose is to geese as reindeer is to _______________. sleigh / Rudolph / reindeers / reindeer"

  • Christmas Vocabulary - une jolie fiche (beginner) (

  • Comparing December Celebrations ( :
    Christmas / Hanukah / Kwanzaa / Las Posadas / Ramadan
    ( Date - Countries - Foods - Symbols - Key Words / Decorations - Songs - Gifts - Stories - Light/Candles )


Lesson plans :

  • Merry Christmas Mr Bean - activities
    "The activities in the worksheet at the bottom of this post are based on the full episode available on DVD or on youtube...

    You are going to :
    - discuss Christmas
    - watch the Christmas Mr Bean episode and do some activities
    - find Christmas words in a word search exercise
    - write the story in the past tense
    - find out more about the typical British Christmas and some of the Christmas things in the video."



  • ESL Christmas Lesson (

  • Earliest recordings of family Christmas found (December 21, 2012) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The National Museum of London has uncovered what it says is the first ever recording of a family Christmas, dating back 110 years.
    It is of the 1902 family get-together of the Wall family from North London."

  • "White Christmas" musical lesson
    "This lesson is based on a special mp3 mix [5 Mo- 5’25"] of 9 different interpretations of the same song "White Christmas "
    (Irving Berlin 1942) by various artists, of various epoques and various styles..."

  • Christmas
    "Take a look at the articles, stories, word game, cartoon, poll, trivia and links."
    (British Council)

  • Is there a Santa Claus ?
    Séquence de niveau B1+/B2 de CO et CE : tâche finale d'EE: produire une version moderne et adaptée d'un document authentique
    à forte charge culturelle

    (Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)


  • Christmas presents - Activities
    "Christmas is an exciting time for lots of children and many people give presents to their family and friends.
    Santa delivers presents to boys and girls all round the world, if they've been good!
    You can read about one of his adventures here and listen to a song about his busy elves.
    You can help Santa deliver presents, make some Christmas decorations, and practise words for toys.
    Happy Christmas!
    (British Council)


  • BBC Learning English
    "has a brand new collection of Christmas EFL resources which is being updated every weekday in the run-up to Christmas."
    - Calendar 2008
    - Advent Calendar
    - 12 Days of Christmas
    - Downloadable Gifts
    - Santa's Sack
    - Pantomime


  • Joy of Giving - lesson plans
    "The Season of Giving: Teach about the true meaning of the season: emphasize the giving, not the getting."

    (Education World)



  • Santa Claus Around the World (
    "Even though your English language learners may not celebrate Christmas, they are fascinated by the many Santa Claus legends.
    This lesson explores the different gift-giving customs around the world."

  • Christmas around the world (
    Aim : To practise the passive in the context of Christmas and/or other cultural celebrations.
    Activity : Students identify the passive in a text and rewrite in active voice, then have a class discussion.
    Organization : Pair or group work and whole class

  • Christmas Day - a lesson (
  • Christmas Activities (British Council)
    "Practise Christmas words, write a letter to Santa, and try some Christmas crafts. Find out how Chistmas is celebrated in the United Kingdom and around the world. You can play some special Christmas games, sing a song about Santa, or read a snowman story."
  • Production écrite en classe de sixième - Projet pédagogique : le conte et ses personnages
    "Monica Curnelle, professeur d'anglais au Collège Gaston Domergue à Sommières dans le Gard vous présente un projet pédagogique complet, menée en interdisciplinarité avec le professeur de français. Le projet s'inscrit sur plusieurs séquences permet d'aborder plusieurs aspects linguistiques et culturels...
    Les élèves abordent Halloween et Christmas en passant par le Gingerbread Man, Shrek et le film The Nightmare before Christmas de
    Tim Burton avant d'écrire et illuster leur propres contes en anglais et fabriquer, et déguster, des Gingerbread Men!"
    (Ac. Montpellier)


  • All I Want For Christmas SITE DEVENU PAYANT
    - a lesson plan based on: Song by Mariah Carey  All I Want For Christmas
    - with
    Teacher's Notes
  • Christmas Around the World (
    "A world of activities and Internet sites focused on the traditions and spirit of Christmas!"

  • Lesson plans - Lots of ideas and activities (


Webquests :


  • Christmas Webquest!
    "Une recherche pour trouver diverses informations sur Noël, les décorations et la tradition de "Boxing Day"."
    - prévue pour un niveau 2nde, mais peut être faite en 3ème.
    (Ac. Orléans-Tours)


  • Woodlands Christmas Web Quest
    "Using the information available on the Woodlands Junior School website you should be able to answer the questions
    in the bottom frame about traditional English customs."


  • Christmas Webquest - pour des élèves de 6ème (Editions Didier)
    "L'objectif est très modestement de faire découvrir certaines traditions de Noël et de Pâques ainsi que le vocabulaire
    de ces fêtes de manière ludique. Les élèves s'entraîneront à rechercher des informations dans un site, à comprendre
    de courts documents authentiques, à mémoriser le vocabulaire grâce à des jeux, et ils réaliseront des tâches simples.
    Les objectifs visés, relevant des programmes officiels, du CECR et du B2i, sont annoncés dans la fiche du professeur
    qui accompagne chaque webquest."
    Fiche du professeur






  • Happy Christmas! - interactive card created by Jacquie Lawson





  • MERRY CHRISTMAS eCard - A Christmas greeting from two hard working penguins.
    NOT interactive, but ANIMATED.



  • A Christmas card
    "Right click here to see the card, ... then play the game"
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid


Cards TO PRINT :



Stories to tell :


  • Crumpet the Elf Reads from Santaland Diaries - with the transcript
    "Crumpet the Elf, better known as writer David Sedaris, is back for another holiday visit. Sedaris first read from his Santaland Diaries,
    about his experience working as an elf at Macy's, 15 years ago.
    That reading helped launch his career as a novelist, playwright and humorist."



  • The Gingerbread man
    "Click on the picture to read the story then play the game."
    Activity created by Renée Maufroid
    (Niveau 5ème avec PRETERIT)


  • Auggie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Auster (

  • My favourite day - Christmas
    - a short story with an animation
    "December 25th is Christmas Day. We celebrate Christmas in the United Kingdom. It's a holiday for most people, and
    there are lots of customs and traditions, and children get lots of presents! Listen to a boy talking about Christmas, and
    find out about some of these customs."
    - with an activity to print

    (British Council)




  • Christmas Bells, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - AUDIO

  • The Dead, by James Joyce
    "A group of Dubliners gather together for a Christmas celebration in James Joyce's transcendent tale of the mundanity and magic in life and death."

  • Christmas stories - to read
    THE BURGLAR'S CHRISTMAS, by Willa Cather
    A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Charles Dickens
    A CHRISTMAS TREE, from "Some Christmas Stories" by Charles Dickens
    OLD CHRISTMAS by Washington Irving
    THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER, by Beatrix Potter...




  • The Snowman - an animated story read to you (British Council)


  • Santa's Secret Village
    "Read stories, enjoy Karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes, play games and puzzles, print stories to color"


Role play :



Poems :



  • Christmas by John Betjeman (
    "The bells of waiting Advent ring,
    The Tortoise stove is lit again
    And lamp-oil light across the night
    Has caught the streaks of winter rain"
  • Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection
    "This collection includes 40 different Christmas carols collected and read by Douglas D. Anderson, the creator of The Hymns and Carols... "



  • Christmas game - with questions
    Created by Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)



  • Game - Whose present?
    "This is a great activity to practise listening in English.
    It is December 24th and Santa and Amy are delivering Christmas presents.
    Your child listens to what Santa says and chooses the best presents for each girl and boy. Play Whose Present?"

    (British Council)






  • A song by Judy Pancoast "The House on Xmas Street"
    "Listen to the song, pay particular attention to the lyrics.
    Now off to the game!"

    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid



  • Simon Sez Santa
    Tell him what you want him to do and, chances are, he'll do it...


  • Christmas Activities (
    Quizzes, Crossword Puzzles, Word Games & Listening Comprehension

  • Santa's Secret Village
    "Read stories, enjoy Karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes, play games and puzzles, print stories to color"




Games TO PRINT :


  • Christmas games to print :
    - Christmas Crossword
    - CUT 'N PASTE - Christmas
    - Christmas Worksheet Set (8 worksheets) :
    1. Alphabetical Order with 29 words.
    2. Break the Code worksheet.
    3. Missing Letters worksheet.
    4. Scrambled Letters worksheet.
    5. Word Endings worksheet.
    6. Christmas Word Search.
    7. Word Shapes worksheet.
    8. Group Coloring Contest page.
  • Christmas delivery (Primary Resources - Topic / Theme)
    "Father Christmas went out on Christmas Eve to deliver presents. Follow the directions and then tell me who he delivered to. Write the name and coordinates."