Xmas and New Year games, worksheets, flashcards, videos, songs and teaching ideas

Updated 5 December 2016

Related pages

Festivals and celebrations games/ worksheets main page (to mention Xmas without overdoing it)

Xmas dictionary for students (and lesson preparation)

An EFL Xmas and New Year glossary

Articles with EFL Xmas teaching ideas

Christmas vocabulary you can mime

Combining Xmas with a young learner syllabus

Doing something with Xmas songs

Putting the grammar back into Christmas

Games and other photocopiable worksheets

Grammar games with Xmas and New Year themes

A good way of combining the topic with your usual syllabus

Festivals and celebrations rules (discussing how a company should deal with seasonal events, starting with Xmas) – NEW

Xmas pictures for It is/ They are

It is/ They are Xmas flashcards

Make a Xmas story Simple Past practice

Xmas and New Year future tenses review

Future Perfect New Year predictions

New Year action and state verbs

New Year resolutions adverbs of frequency – going to for plans and learner training

Xmas first conditional superstitions bluff game – a classic, hopefully not ruined in my version

Christmas Adverbs of Frequency– Present Simple and lots of lovely (not stereotyped) cultural information

Christmas traditions passives bluff game

Xmas guess the country modals of deduction

Christmas Present Simple and Continuous mimes– contrasting routines and things happening now, with lots of nice Chrimbo vocab

Christmas Past Tense mimes – Past continuous when they finish miming and then tense review as they talk about their own experiences of those things

Will for future predictions Xmas

Business English Christmas cards Do’s and Don’ts – imperatives and important cultural information

Going to Xmas mimes – for predictions with present evidence

Xmas and New Year worksheets for other language points

Telephoning on festivals and celebrations (starting with ones about Xmas) – NEW

Business meetings on festivals and celebrations (starting with discussion of office rules around Xmas) – NEW

Xmas and New Year trends

Xmas trivia number pairwork – good for Business English, Technical English and other ESP classes

Describing Xmas foods bluff game – good for students who want to explain food from their own country to foreign guests, e.g. Business English students who often entertain clients

Xmas party negotiations – the best ever game for the language of meetings and negotiations, as there is a clear winner, and some good Xmas vocab

Xmas and New Year discussion questions

Xmas and religion discussion questions

Xmas and the environment discussion questions

Xmas video worksheets

Friends Series One New Year episode

Edward Scissor Hands– cute, seasonal, the easiest film in the English language, and full of lots of lovely reference expressions

The Life of Brian – as mentioned on a Dave’s ESL Cafe thread, only for veeeery high level and open-minded students

Xmas Song worksheets

Hopefully also good examples of what you can do with other songs, e.g. copyright ones I use more often but can’t publish…

Good King Wenceslas storytelling and vocabulary

Jingle Bells rhyming words practice

Twas the Night Before Xmas correction and discussion

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks storytelling and discussion

Once in Royal David’s City rhyming words

Little Donkey rhyming words

Away in a Manger mixed up text

Have yourself a Merry Little Xmas text reordering

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

The Christmas Song (“Chesnuts roasting on an open fire” etc)

White Xmas song correct the mistakes

Miscellaneous Xmas worksheets

Xmas find someone who

Choose cards and draw your own Xmas picture

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