These sites explain how Christmas and winter holidays are celebrated in different parts of the world. Countries include France, Canada, Poland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and many more. See how to say “Merry Christmas” in several languages and discover if people around the globe decorate trees or believe in Santa. There are links to eThemes Resources on Christmas traditions in America and Germany and Christmas crafts and games.
This site talks about Christmas Eve superstitions and fortune telling. Click on "Christmas Feast" to find a recipe for pierogis, "Christmas Carols" to read about Polish Christmas songs, and "Christmas Creche" to read about this Nativity tradition. You can also send an electronic Polish Christmas card. NOTE: This site has a guestbook. NOTE: This site contains sponsored ads and a banner. The link for "Christmas Presents" leads to an online store.
This site has lots of information about the history of Christmas celebrations in France and French-speaking Canada. You can read about religious, secular, and family celebrations from the middle ages throught the present.
These sites explain Christmas traditions in America, including Santa, stockings, Christmas trees, and the story of Jesus. There are some educational activities that have a Christmas theme, such as story starters and math problems. Also includes text of the famous letter, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas." There are links to eThemes Resources on Kwanzaa and Hanukkah.
These sites offer many fun ideas for free time during the holidays. Includes online games and classroom activities. Send an e-mail to Santa, complete word searches, read Christmas stories, or create holiday crafts. There are also links to Christmas clip art, coloring pages, and two eThemes Resources on Christmas traditions.
These sites have information about Christmas traditions in Germany. Learn how Christmas is celebrated in Germany and their Christmas traditions and customs. Includes information on advent calendars, advent wreaths, Christmas recipes, Christmas carols, German Christmas greetings, and Christmas markets. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Christmas Around the World, Christmas Traditions in America, and Christmas Games and Crafts.