English Culture Videos

"The Christmas Season"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

People often start decorating their homes with lights ______ December.

Hi, I'm Randall. I'm here outside of our home, putting up Christmas lights, and this time of year right after Thanksgiving is the beginning of the Christmas season.

Other Christmas decorations that are placed outside homes could include ____.

Many people celebrate this season in different ways. Some people put a Christmas wreath outside of their home; other people put up a nativity scene which are symbols of the Savior Jesus Christ and His birth.

Some people give time and money to _____.

Other people see this as a season of giving and give to people in need in homeless shelters and take the time to visit family and friends.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

Is Christmas celebrated in your country, and if so, in what ways? What other end-of-year holidays or traditions does your family or others observe? What special holiday foods are prepared? Is the giving of Christmas gifts often observed?

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. I'm here outside of our home, putting up Christmas lights, and this time of year right after Thanksgiving is the beginning of the Christmas season. Many people start putting up Christmas lights at this time, and leave then leave these Christmas lights up until the beginning of the New Year.

Many people celebrate this season in different ways. Some people put a Christmas wreath outside of their home; other people put up a nativity scene which are symbols of the Savior Jesus Christ and His birth. Other people see this as a season of giving and give to people in need in homeless shelters and take the time to visit family and friends.