Слайд 2Long ago in a land far away….
Слайд 3 An angel told Mary she would have
Слайд 4 Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem.
Слайд 5There was no room at the inn.
Слайд 6They had to stay in a stable.
Слайд 7Baby Jesus was born that night.
Слайд 8 Angels told the shepherds the good news.
Слайд 9Three wise men followed a star.
Слайд 10 They brought gifts for the baby Jesus.
Слайд 11This was the very first Christmas.
Слайд 12Different places celebrate Christmas in different ways.
How we celebrate might change, but the reason we celebrate does
Christians all over the world celebrate Christmas for the same reasons.
…..The birth of Jesus.
you know the symbols of Christmas?
Слайд 15 Why is a wreath the symbol of Christmas?
symbolizes the eternal love.
Why are tinsels and ribbons the symbols of Christmas?
Tinsel adds brightness to Christmas just as the many kindnesses we do for others bring brightness into their lives.
The ribbon is tied into a bow to remind us that our lives are intertwined with each other, and the help we give others is constantly returned to us in different ways.
Слайд 16 A Christmas candy cane is the symbol of
Christmas because it represents the Shepherds crook. Jesus is our Shepherd who died for us.
The gifts are the symbols of Christmas, because they represent the greatest gift of all – God’s Son.
Слайд 17 A star is the symbol of Christmas. It tells
about the birth of Jesus Christ.
A Christmas tree. It indicates the everlasting hope of mankind.
Red is the colour of Christmas. It reminds of the Blood of Jesus.
Слайд 18A bell. It proclaims the Good news.
candle. It shows that Jesus is the light to the world.
Слайд 19 Why is the stocking the symbol of Christmas?
It reminds of the legend about St Nicholas who dropped gold into a poor man’s window for his three daughters’ weddings. The gold fell into the stockings which were hung by the fireplace to dry.
Слайд 20How do
Слайд 21 The Christmas holiday begins on 24 December.
Christmas Eve. People often stop work early and finish their Christmas shopping. Most people have 25 and 26 December off work, and many have a week off, from 25 December to 1 January.
Слайд 22 Advent calendars are popular in December. You
can count the days from the 1st of December to the 25th of December – Christmas Day. Every day you open a door and find a picture or a chocolate.
Слайд 23 Children leave a stocking for Santa Claus when
they go to bed. If the house has a fireplace, the children leave their stockings by the fire because Santa Claus comes down the chimney. Mothers and fathers tell their children that Santa Claus only comes when they are sleeping, but they do not usually sleep very well. If they are good children, he leaves presents in the stockings. ( If they are bad he leaves them a piece of coal!)
Слайд 24 Some children leave a cup of milk and
a mince pie or cookies for Santa and some vegetables for his animals.
Слайд 25 Santa Claus’ sleigh is led by nine reindeer:
Dasher (Cтремительный), Dancer, Prancer (Cкакун), Vixen (Резвый), Comet, Cupid, Donner (Гром), Blitzen (Молния) and Rudolph.
Слайд 26 Many people go to church at midnight on
Christmas Eve. They hear the Christmas story and sing carols.
Слайд 27 Children usually wake up very early on December, 25.
They look in their stockings to see what Santa put there for them. After breakfast they open their other presents around the tree.
Слайд 28Christmas dinner is in the afternoon and is the biggest meal
of the day. Before they start to eat, people pull crackers. The crackers make a loud noise, and have a small game and paper party hat inside.
Слайд 29 People eat dinner and kiss. A kiss under the mistletoe
is a Christmas tradition. .
Слайд 30 Dinner is usually turkey with lots of winter
vegetables followed by hot mince pies or Christmas pudding.
Слайд 31Pudding is traditionally "fired“ and brought to the table ceremoniously, and
greeted with a round of applause.
Pudding traditionally includes a small silver coin. The usual choice is a silver threepence or a sixpence. The coin is believed to bring wealth in the coming year.
Слайд 34 At three o’clock many people in Britain
turn their televisions on because the Queen says ‘ Merry Christmas’ to everyone.
Слайд 35 In the evening, people eat cold meat, and
Christmas cake ( a kind of fruit cake), fruit and nuts, but they are usually not very hungry because of their big dinner.
Слайд 37 Boxing Day (26 December) is also a
holiday in Britain, but many shops now open on this day. In the nineteenth century, rich people gave boxes to their workers on Boxing Day, with Christmas presents inside. Now it is another day for eating and watching television at home.
Слайд 38 In countries where Christmas falls on the warm
season, flowers such as poinsettia are used instead of evergreens. Poinsettia is a name of Mexican origin and it means ‘flower of the Holy night’.
In Brazil they call Father Christmas ‘Papai Noel’
Christmas there is very
hot because it comes at the beginning of their Summer.
Father Christmas wears red silk because it is too hot for him to wear the same clothes as he does in the UK.
How do Christians in China decorate their houses for Christmas?
bright coloured paper lanterns to decorate for Christmas. They put candles inside and the light shines brightly through the coloured paper.
Слайд 43Christmas Day is not a public holiday in China like it
is in England. People go to work and children go to school. This is because China is mainly a Buddhist country. Their biggest celebration is Chinese New Year which usually falls sometime in January or February.
Chinese children hang up stockings in the hope that Sheng Dan Lao Ren will visit them and fill them with presents.
Do you know who preaches the sermon at Midnight Mass instead
of the priest on Christmas Eve in Malta?
It is a child aged between 7 and 10 years old. The child will be chosen from the altar servers months in advance and has to learn the 15 minute speech off by heart.
Once they have finished their sermon they are given a gift by the parish priest which is usually a statue of the baby Jesus lying in a manger.
It is traditional in Norway to ‘circle the tree’ before opening
presents. Families stand in a big circle around the Christmas Tree, hold hands and walk or dance around the tree whilst singing Christmas carols.
Every year the people of Oslo, Norway give London a huge
Christmas tree which is put up in Trafalgar Square. During the Second World War King Haakon of Norway was forced out of the country when Hitler invaded and came to Britain. Since 1947 the British have been sent a giant Norwegian Spruce as a great big thank you for looking after him so well.
What pulls Santa’s sleigh around Australia instead of Reindeer?
Australians sometimes call
these animals “Boomers”…
Santa’s sleigh is pulled by six white kangaroos!
It is summer in Australia at Christmas so it is very,
very hot. Families often go to the beach on Christmas Day and instead of having a hot roast turkey dinner they have a barbeque!
The main Christmas celebration in the Netherlands is on St. Nicholas’
feast day which is 6th December.
Dutch people celebrate Sinterklaasavond which is like British Christmas Eve.
Did you know?
The name Santa Claus comes from the Dutch word for St. Nicholas – Sinterklaas.
What do you think Dutch children leave instead of stockings for
Sinterklaas to fill?
On Sinterklaasavond children leave out their shoes in the hope that Sinterklaas will fill them with presents. They also leave a carrot with their shoes for Sinterklaas’ horse.
German children also put their shoes out in the hopes that
they will be filled with presents, just like Dutch children.
If the children have been good when they come down on St. Nicholas’ Day their shoes will have been filled with sweets and chocolates.
If the children have not been good then they might receive slaps by St. Nicholas’ companion Knecht Ruprecht.
Слайд 53St. Nicholas was born during the 3rd century, about 700 years
ago. His parents were very wealthy and he was raised to be Christian. While St. Nicholas was still young both his parents died and left him all their money. Nicholas obeyed Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor’ and he used ALL the money his parents had left him to help the poor, the sick and the suffering. He dedicated his whole life to serving God and became known throughout the land for his generosity to the those in need and for his love for children.
St. Nicholas’ Day is celebrated in many countries around the world on 6th December every year.
Слайд 55Christmas Quiz
Which of these is not one of Santa’s reindeers?
Слайд 56Christmas Quiz
Jesus was born in
Слайд 57Christmas Quiz
Which animal is traditionally eaten for Christmas dinner?
Слайд 58Christmas Quiz
When Jesus was born, he was given
Слайд 59Christmas Quiz
On which day of the week is Christmas Day this
Слайд 60Christmas Quiz
Which of these was not a gift from the three
Слайд 61Christmas Quiz
At Christmas, it is traditional to exchange kisses under
Слайд 62Christmas Quiz
Father Christmas in Brazil wears…
a. Red wool
c. Red fur
d. Red cotton
Слайд 63The name Santa Claus comes from…
a. the Dutch
b. the English word
c. the German word
d. the French word
Слайд 64What do the Dutch children leave for Sinterklaas to fill?
Слайд 67Christmas Quiz
What pulls Santa’s sleigh around Australia instead of Reindeer?
d. Santa pulls it himself
Слайд 68Christmas Quiz
Where did the Christmas Tree tradition originate from?
d. Great Britain
Слайд 69Christmas Quiz
How many reindeer does Santa have?
Слайд 70Christmas Quiz
What country gives London a huge Christmas tree?
Слайд 71Christmas Quiz
What flower is used as Christmas decoration in warm countries?
Слайд 72Christmas Quiz
The day before Christmas is called…
a. Christmas Eve
c. Boxing Day
d. Early Christmas
Слайд 73Christmas Quiz
Traditional Christmas day royal broadcast is called
b. Christmas Day speech
c. Santa’s greetings
Слайд 74Christmas Quiz
Santa Claus’ sleigh is pulled by
Слайд 75Christmas Quiz
Where do people have a barbeque on Christmas Day?
a. In Turkey
b. In Germany
c. In Australia
d. In Russia
Слайд 76Christmas Quiz
Where in London is the Christmas tree put
a. Buckingham palace
b. Piccadilly Circus
c. Westminster Abbey
d. Trafalgar Square
Слайд 79Christmas Quiz
If the German children have not been good they might
b. Bad toys
c. A piece of coal
Слайд 80Christmas Quiz
St Nicholas Day is celebrated
a. December, 6th
c. January, 7th
d. November, 30
Слайд 81Christmas Quiz
St Nicholas is famous throughout the land for …
a. His height
b. A good sense of humour
c. Generosity and love
d. His long beard
Слайд 82Christmas Quiz
Which of these is not a Christmas symbol?
b. A bell
c. A coin
d. A Candle
Слайд 83Christmas Quiz
On Boxing Day many shops…
Слайд 84Christmas Quiz
If the British children are bad Santa leaves them …
a. A piece of coal
b. Dirty dishes
d. Books to read
Слайд 85Christmas Quiz
Слайд 86Christmas Quiz
Who preaches the sermon at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve
a. A priest
b. The Queen
c. A child
Слайд 87Christmas Quiz
Where is it traditional to ‘circle the tree’ before opening
a. In France
b. In Norway
c. In Malta
d. In Germany
Слайд 88Christmas Quiz
Who do you think Sheng
Dan Lao Ren is?
a. Chinese Santa Claus
c. German Santa Claus
b. One of Santa’s reindeer
d. Chinese snowman