EFL Advent Calendar – 23rd December


Christmas Songs – 23rd December

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas music, would it? Here in the UK shops and radios have been playing seemingly nothing but festive tunes since mid-November and I’m thoroughly sick of them, but they’re still nice to introduce a bit of Christmas spirit into your classrooms.

Several websites have simplified lyrics for various traditional Christmas carols, such as these from LanternFish and these (with accompanying activity ideas) from Fluentu.com.

ESOLcourses.com has lots of gap fill and multiple-choice activities for Christmas songs (helpfully grouped by student level).

For those of you teaching young learners, the British Council has some Christmas songs written especially for kids:

Santa, High in the Sky

Turkey Trouble

The Busy Elf

All of these have an accompanying animated video and activities to do online or print.

I’ve mentioned Super Simple Songs a couple of times before as being a great resource for those teaching the younger end of young learners, and they also have a selection of Christmas songs, including a simple version of Jingle Bells.

Finally, there are some lovely ideas for action Christmas songs at funandfantasticlearning.com. I can see many of these working really well for those of you who teach pre-school age children.



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