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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas around the World

The Three Wise Men according to Wikipedia.

Christmas is coming and I'd like to know how you celebrate this festivity. There are many different traditions all over the world and that's nice. So, let's discuss about different traditions at Christmas.

How do you spend Xmas at home? Anything special? Please, let us know and leave a comment about your customs.

For further information about Christmas time, click on here.
Now, let's sing some Christmas Carols. Would you like to sing a special Christmas Carol? Which one? Here are some for you all:
 Deck the Halls
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bell
Silent Night
Silent Night by Beyoncé
Silent Night by Michael Bublé
Let it snow by Michael Bublé
 Let it snow by Frank Sinatra
12 Days of Christmas
Happy Xmas by John Lennon 
Joy to the World
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The First Noel
Winter wonderland 
White Christmas 
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks 
What Child Is This? 
The Wexford Carol 
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmas 
Oh Holy Night
O Come All Ye Faithful 
What Christmas means 
Please Come Home for Christmas 
More Carols 

Last Christmas by George Michael (Spanish lyrics)
Is this song really about Christmas? Well, it isn't. Actually, what is it about so? You could write your answer by leaving a comment for this post below.

What about this Xmas song? Do you know any other artist who sings the same song?

Christmas vocabulary (1, 2, ), special dates and traditions.

Christmas vocabulary doc

Christmas Flashcards

Xmas wordsearch (1, 2)

Christmas board game for Basic 2 (poster)

Christmas Winter Quiz for Basic 2

Santa Questions about Xmas for Basic 2

Winter questions_Christmas for Basic 2

How to make Christmas Crackers

How to make a Christmas pudding

How to make Christmas Brownies

Would you sit on Santa Claus' lap like this?

Have you ever received candy coal at Christmas?

Come on! Let's join a Christmas Quiz! Yes, why not?  

Now it's time for some current songs about Xmas:

And finally, here are my Christmas gifts for all my dear students. Some Xmas cards. Enjoy them! Happy Christmas!


  1. The APALPADOR is a man of blond beard, an old and big man, he lives in the forests of the bigs mountains doing coal during all the year, for to remove the cold of de winter. In your free time he makes littles toys with wood, stone, cardboard….He is respectfull wit the environment.
    The Apalpador visit the houses of the children at 24th or 31th december in the night, he touches the belly at the children for to see whether it´s filled, and so he leaves some chestnuts for the hungry. He leaves the littles and handicrafts toys too.

  2. Oh, that´s very interesting Ana!
    At Christmas,the most popular traditions in Madrid (where I´m from) are: Taking the grapes at "Pueta del Sol" on 31th December night, you know; and to eat "Roscon de Reyes" with chocolate on 6th January. But I didn´t know nothing similar to that traditional character: the "Apalpador".

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