Презентация к уроку "Christmas"
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Is Christmas only a religious holiday? Certainly, for practicing Christians around the world, Christmas is one the most important holiday of the year. However, in modern times traditional Christmas festivities have become much less related to the Christ story. Examples of these other traditions include: Santa Claus, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer and others.
Why is Christmas so important? There are two reasons: There are approximately 1.8 billion Christians in a total world population of 5.5 billion, making it the largest religion worldwide. Christmas is the most important shopping event of the year. It is claimed that up to 70 percent of many merchants' annual revenue is made during the Christmas season.It is interesting to note that this emphasis on spending is relatively modern.
Imagine that you are going to make a Christmas card to your best friend yourself. What will you draw? You can choose the following Christmas Tree an Angel a cake a roast turkey Santa Claus Christmas stocking any other ideas? a fireplace a bell a bunch of mistletoe a candle Begin your sentences with : Let my card will tell you… I put on my card… This card is for you because… I wish you Merry Christmas and give you a card with…
Christmas Traditions On Christmas Eve children hang their Christmas stockings on their beds or near fire place. A Christmas stocking is not a real stoking. It is big and beautifully decorated. Children put their Christmas stockings on their beds or near the mantelpiece. Children believe that Santa Claus will come down the chimney and fill the stockings with presents. A carrot for the deer is usually left on the mantelpiece.
Why do people give gifts on Christmas day? This tradition most probably is based on the story of the three wise men (the Magi) giving gifts of gold, incense and myrrh following the birth of Jesus. However, it is important to note that gift giving has only become popular in the last 100 years as figures such as Santa Claus have come to be more important, and emphasis has been shifted to giving gifts to children.
Congratulation Christmas is one of the most beautiful holidays . Every person wants to be happy, to feel harmony in his/her soul. Christmas is a great chance to forget wars, terrorism and other cruel things that spoil our life. It is a chance to become better, to believe in miracles. It is a chance to look into the eyes of people who are near you and say, ’’I love you with all my heart! I wish your dreams to come true! Be happy!’’ If all people did it , we think , our life would be better!
Christmas Quiz 1 Q1: What does the word 'Christmas' mean? Christ's Mass Many Christians Birth of Jesus Q2: Is Christmas only a religious holiday? Yes, it is strictly a religious holiday. No, it is based on religious traditions, but there are also other traditions. No, it is strictly a non-religious fun holiday. Q3: Which is NOT a reason for Christmas' popularity? It is celebrated by one of the largest religions worldwide. It is an important holiday for business. It is a traditional exam period at universities. Q4: Why do people give gifts on Christmas day? Christ suggested it. The tradition was probably based on the story of the three wise men. Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer started the tradition. Q5: Why is there a Christmas Tree? It is a tradition introduced by the American Indians. The pilgrims brought the tradition with them from England. It is a tradition begun in Germany.
Christmas Quiz 2 1.He’s old, fat and likes to wear red clothes. He brings children their presents on Christmas Day. 2. It’s cold and white and falls from the sky. 3.This is something you make with show. It looks like a man. 4.How does Santa Claus enter a house? 5.What season does Christmas come in? 6.Children (and adults) get these on Christmas Day. 7.It’s tasty. English people eat it on Christmas Day. 8.What is Santa Claus’ favourite colour? 9.It’s green and brown. People put presents under it and open them on Christmas Day. 10.Many people eat this delicious bird roasted on Christmas Day. 11.What Day is on the 26th of December?
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