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Véronique LECOMTE (Ac. Nantes)

Let's answer a question

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Who is this man?Where does he live?

His name is Santa Claus and he lives in the North Pole.

Santa Claus

North Pole

His name is Santa Claus and he lives in the North Pole.

Santa Claus

North Pole

The origin of Santa Claus:

First, he was Saint Nicholas (sinterclaes in Dutch) , celebrated on December 6th.

Sinterclaes

In 1823 the famous poem 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' or 'T'was the Night before Christmas', was published. Dr Clement Clarke Moore The poem describes St. Nicholas with eight reindeers.

In 1931, the illustrator Haddon Sundblom, working for Coca Cola developed the image of Santa Claus with his red and white costume

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Christmas adverts are quite popular.

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Learn a Christmas word

Let's play hangman to find it.

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Learn a Christmas word

correct!

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It's a sleigh

A Christmas riddle:

What kind of ball doesn't bounce?

a snowball

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a snowball

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Traditional food: mince pie

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Learn a Christmas word

What is this in English?

/ˈreɪnˌdɪə(r)/

correct!

It's a reindeer

and this is aherd of reindeers

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Practice a Christmas tongue twister

Your turn!

Two trains travel together to Toyland.

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Learn a word:

What do we call the night before Christmas?

Christmas Eve

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A holiday tradition: kissing under the mistletoe

Druids and the Greeks used mistletoe as a symbol of good luck. For Scandinavians mistletoe symbolized peace and harmony; they associated it with their goddess of love, Frigga. The custom of kissing under this plant probably derived from this belief. English people started hanging mistletoe over their doors for good luck.

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What about Christmas in Australia?

Let's watch another Christmas ad!

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Name these items and find my mystery object.

Only yes/no questions admitted!

Today is Christmas jumper day in UK!

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A holiday tradition: Christmas carols.

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A British tradition: pantomines.

Pantomime is a type of musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment. It was developed in England and is performed throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and (to a lesser extent) in other English-speaking countries, especially during the Christmas and New Year season. Modern pantomime includes songs, gags, slapstick comedy and dancing. It employs gender-crossing actors and combines topical humour with a story more or less based on a well-known fairy tale, fable or folk tale. Pantomime is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers.40

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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who is Santa Claus married to?

Here's another wonderful Christmas riddle:

Mary Christmas!

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It is the story of a bad old man: Ebenezer Scrooge who doesn’t like Christmas. He is a stingy and selfish man. He sits in his office on a cold Christmas Eve. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, works in that very cold office because Scrooge doesn’t want to spend money on coal for the fire.

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

A very simplified version:

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is sitting alone in his cold living room at home. Suddenly the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley appears. He says to Scrooge, “Change your life! You must be a better man. You must be kind to people. Three ghosts will visit you this night.” Scrooge is terribly afraid. Then he goes to bed. That night three ghosts come to visit Scrooge.

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is sitting alone in his cold living room at home. Suddenly the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley appears. He says to Scrooge, “Change your life! You must be a better man. You must be kind to people. Three ghosts will visit you this night.” Scrooge is terribly afraid. Then he goes to bed. That night three ghosts come to visit Scrooge.

The first is the Ghost of Christmas Past. He takes Ebenezer Scrooge back to the happy days when he was a young man and he celebrated Christmas with other people. He was so happy.

The second ghost is the Ghost of Present and takes Scrooge to a poor but clean room. It is the home of his clerk Bob Cratchit and his family. They are very poor but very kind. Mrs. Cratchit is preparing a small turkey for Christmas dinner but they are happy. There is also Tiny Tim, Bob's little boy. He is very ill, but they haven’t money for a doctor. “Look!” the ghost says to Scrooge, “The boy will die if they don´t get money for a doctor.”

The third ghost is the Ghost of Christmas Future. He takes Scrooge to a cemetery. There is Scrooge´s name on a tombstone. Scrooge is frightened and promises to change his way. The ghost disappears.

When Scrooge gets up on Christmas morning, he is a new man. He becomes jolly and charitable and wishes everyone.” Merry Christmas!”. He buys delicious food and many presents for Bob’s family and pays for the doctor for little Tim. Scrooge is really a new man and the spirit of Christmas is always with him.

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Ready for another tongue twister?

eleven elves licked eleven liquorice lollipops.

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Come on, let's sing!

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How about a little bit of cooking?

Click here for the recipe:

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Make a Christmas card.

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Make pomander balls.

clear here and read the instructions

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Play a Christmas memory game

click hereto play the game

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Make Christmas crackers

click here to read the instructions

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Use the following words to help you write a short poem about winter(no need to use all of them!):

Cold- winter- hot chocolate - snowman- looking at- smelling - yellow leaves - quiet- white Summer -ice- snow- freezing – falling from- children- playing-snowflakes-skiing - Snowballs- scarf- gloves- dark- grey-jacket -

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!