Wednesday, November 30

CHRISTMAS CAROLS - LET'S SING ALONG

http://www.the-north-pole.com/carols.html
How many Christmas Carols 
do you know?


 Click on this picture 
and
check it!

Tuesday, November 29

HAPPY CHRISTMAS (War Is Over) - John Lennon

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" was recorded in New York in 1971. It was a protest song against the Vietnam war, but it became a worldwide known Christmas song.



WHITE CHRISTMAS

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 

Christmas cartoon - Sung by The Drifters (1954)
White Christmas by Human Nature  (2013) 
White Christmas Karaoke
A White Christmas means that at least 2.5 centimetres of snow have fallen on Christmas Morning. This is more common in some countries than in others. For example, in the United Kingdom there are not a lot of White Christmases but in Canada there is almost always a White Christmas.

Sunday, November 27

JINGLE BELL ROCK

"Jingle Bell Rock" is the name of a popular Christmas song in the USA.


RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

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!

NEW YEAR'S EVE IN SCOTLAND - 'AULD LANG SYNE'


New Year is a very popular festival for Scottish people. They always sing 'Auld Lang Syne' at midnight on New Year's Eve.
'Auld Lang Syne'  means 'Old days long ago'.



This video is a view of the Scottish scenery taken from across Scotland. It is accompanied by the music 'Auld Lang Syne' by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

Tuesday, November 22

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN

This Christmas song tells children to be good because Santa Claus is watching them.

 

This is the ending of the film "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (1970). The mailman (Fred Astaire) gives us words of wishdom before singing the song.

JINGLE BELLS

LITTLE DONKEY

Little Donkey is a popular Christmas carol which describes the journey by Mary the mother of Jesus to Bethlehem on the donkey.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN

Enjoy this wonderful Christmas story! LET'S SING ALONG!

And here you can sing again while watching the animated film...

THE CHRISTMAS CRACKER SONG

I'M A LITTLE SNOWMAN

Monday, November 21

RUDOLPH

WHEN SANTA GOT STUCK UP THE CHIMNEY

S-A-N-T-A

LITTLE SNOWFLAKE

TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is a classic children's song that is known and loved around the world.

This video tells the story of a friendship between an owl and a little star that watches over the forest.

♫ Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.

Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are. ♫

Wednesday, November 16

THANKSGIVING DAY - Thursday, 24th November

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 Canada. 

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.

THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING

Who were the pilgrims? What was the Mayflower? 
Who was Squanto?

You'll find the answers by reading and listening to this wonderful picture book. You'll love it!



This is an interesting video about the American Thanksgiving Story.
Don't miss it!

POCAHONTAS

Pocahontas was one of the first Native Americans to visit Britain. She married an Englishman. She helped her people make friends with colonists who had come to America from Britain.
What was her real name? 
Where did she live?
Click on this picture and listen to the story.

Wednesday, November 2

BONFIRE NIGHT- GUY FAWKES NIGHT


   Remember, remember!
    The fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder treason and plot;
    I know of no reason
    Why the Gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot!




On Bonfire Night the British people remember Guy Fawkes.
On 5th November 1604 he wanted to blow up the houses of Parliament and kill the king.