It's a popular Christmas carol from England. It comes from the English tradition in which rich people gave Christmas treats such as figgy puddings -a type of pudding like the modern day Christmas pudding- to carolers on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Carol is a famous novel written by the English writer Charles Dickens in 1843. In A Christmas Carol, Dickens tells us about Christmas in London. The story has a strong moral message. It's like a journey: Scrooge's journey through his life. He is helped by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. They show him what a miserable man he has been and how he can change his life.
A Christmas Carol is usually read at Christmas time. It has been adapted to theatre, movies, radio, television, etc. Let's enjoy this play on Friday, 9th December!
This is one of the most famous and popular Christmas songs. It was written by Irving Berlin in 1942.
White Christmas by Bing Crosby (1947) I'm dreaming of a white Christmas I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know With every Christmas card I write Where the treetops glisten May your days be merry and bright and children listen And may all your Christmases be white To hear sleigh bells in the snow
Father Christmas has nine reindeer. Their names are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen and Rudolph. They are all very special but Rudolph is extra special- he has a shiny red nose! The other reindeer laugh at Rudolph but...
Here you can read and listen to the story or watch the film.
And here you can sing along!
Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States
and Canada. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday
of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in
What do people do?
Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal.
The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.
Thanksgiving Day parades are held in some cities and towns on or around Thanksgiving Day. Some parades or festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is a popular time for trips and to visit family and friends.
What do you know about still life? A "still life" is a drawing or a painting of objects that don't move (bowls of fruit, bottles, vases, etc.) This still life painting is by RENOIR. It's called "Fruit with cup and saucer".
Do you want to create your own interactive "still life" compositions?