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ESL Christmas Lesson

Christmas is celebrated on December 25. It is a Christian holiday, but it is also observed by many non-religious people who participate in its secular traditions. Schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are closed on Christmas. Most malls and stores are also closed. The night before Christmas is called Christmas Eve. People celebrate Christmas by singing carols, sending cards, and giving gifts. Some people go to church on Christmas. Symbols of Christmas include nativity scenes, Christmas trees, wreaths, holly, Santa Claus, reindeer, and the colors red and green. Goodwill, compassion and peace are the values promoted this time of year. (3 pages)

Christmas Calendar Showing December 25
Christmas Calendar Showing December 25th

When is Christmas?

It is on December 25th of each year.

The evening before Christmas is called Christmas Eve.

Christmas is during winter.



Three Wise Men on Christmas Eve
Three Wise Men on Christmas Eve

Is Christmas a religious holiday?

Yes, Christmas is a religious holiday.

Most companies are closed on Christmas day.

Goodwill, compassion, charity, and peace are values promoted this time of year.


ESL Christmas Worksheets and Activities

Christmas Crossword Puzzle  Answer Key

Christmas Bingo  Calling Cards

Holiday Cookies Read Aloud

ESL Christmas Worksheet

Christmas Board Game

Christmas PowerPoint

Santa Delivers Presents PowerPoint

Christmas Cookies for Santa Video (music)