10 Great Christmas Programs in Easy English

A Celebration Around the World

Christmas is a special holiday all around the world. Over two billion people all around the world celebrate this holiday. Christmas is an especially important holiday in The United States and the United Kingdom. It is a religious holiday.

Would you like to learn more about Christmas? We have put together this list of 10 programs about Christmas. Learn about how people prepare for Christmas. Learn about different traditions from around the world. Hear stories and learn the true meaning of Christmas.

10 Christmas Programs

10. Advent

What is Advent? This program tells about the tradition of Advent and how people prepare for Christmas. Advent is a time of waiting. It is a time to stop and think. It is a time to look forward to a better world.

9. Making Nativity Scenes

Another way people prepare for Christmas is by making nativity scenes. Have you ever seen a Nativity scene? There is usually a stable and three figures – Mary, Joseph, and a baby Jesus. Some people set up a Nativity Scene. But others act them out! Listen to this program to hear about a living Nativity Scene that helps tell the Story of Christmas.

BONUS: Watch Liz set up a full Nativity Scene

8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Who saves Christmas? In this story, it is Rudolph – a reindeer with a bright red, glowing, nose. This program tells a famous English Christmas story. The story gives an unexpected lesson.

 7. The Joy of Christmas Music

For many people, the best part of Christmas is the beautiful music. Many Christmas songs are about traditions. They are also a way for people to gather together and sing joyfully. Hear some very famous English Christmas songs. They are even in our Special Spotlight method! Which one is your favorite?

6. Christmas Cracker of Christmas Traditions 

Have you ever heard of a Christmas cracker? This is a famous British Christmas tradition.  Two people tear apart a long thin tube of paper. They reveal a surprise! In this program, we open a wonderful Christmas cracker and tell about Christmas traditions from all over the world. 

5. Saint Nicholas, the Christmas Saint

Who was the real Santa Claus? Is he Father Christmas? Saint Nicholas? Kris Kringle? Why does Santa bring toys? Listen to the story of the real Saint Nicholas. Many experts think our stories of Santa come from an amazing thing this man did. 

4. Christmas Food Around the World 

Who doesn’t love food around the holidays? And Christmas food might just be the best holiday food. But Christmas foods are different in different countries. It might be stollen in Germany, or the feast of the seven fishes in Italy. Many of these foods even tell a story. Have you eaten any of these foods?

BONUS! Make a Christmas Pudding with Bruce and Katy

3. Babushka’s Christmas Legend

Have you ever wanted to be a part of history? In this Christmas legend from Russia, an old woman becomes part of a famous story. This story gives an important lesson. Do not let household work keep you from experiencing something amazing! 

2. A Christmas Carol

Do you know this famous Christmas story about Ebenezer Scrooge? A Christmas Carol is an old story by Charles Dickens. In it, Scrooge is visited by three spirits. They try to teach this mean old man the meaning of Christmas. Enjoy this dramatic re-telling of this Classic Christmas story. 

1. The Christmas Story 

Why do people celebrate Christmas? Is it to give presents? To sing songs? To eat delicious food? This program is a dramatic telling of the real story of Christmas. Have you heard this story before?

Are you celebrating Christmas this year? 

From all of us at Spotlight, Merry Christmas! 

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