Christmas is a great time to study other countries and cultures. Learning about holiday traditions around the world gives kids a peek into others’ lives. Here are a few Christmas Around the World videos that I think kids will enjoy. I’ve also included a few ideas for how to use these videos with your students.
Christmas Around the World Interactive Videos
These videos are great! This first one contains links at the end for seven different countries. Each link takes you to another video which describes that country’s Christmas traditions.
Christmas Traditions Around the World
This video explains the Christmas traditions of Germany, France, and Australia.
Christmas Traditions Around the Globe
A description of the Christmas traditions in Australia, England, and Italy is given in this Clubhouse News clip.
Holidays Around the World
I love how this video begins! It shows children all across the world singing about Christmas. It also tells about many other holiday traditions celebrated in several countries.
Ideas for Using These Christmas Around the World Videos
- Group students and assign them a country. Students create a poster about the country’s Christmas traditions. They can present it to the rest of the class.
- Create an Instagram picture showing something another country does for Christmas.
- Create a Christmas ornament for each country. Decorate them with pictures to show something about the country’s celebration.
- Create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting students’ Christmas traditions with those of another country.
- Students write about what Christmas traditions in other countries they wish they could do.
- Create a comic strip showing a child celebrating Christmas in a specific country.
- Create a Christmas brochure for a country by describing its traditions.
- Print out a blank world map. Find and color in the countries on the map.
(Be sure to click on the links above for free printables!)
You can check out my Christmas Around the World Videos for Kids playlist on YouTube for more videos. It has over 20 videos about Christmas traditions in other countries.
I hope these videos are a wonderful complement to your Christmas Around the World studies!
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Hi! I have a quick question. Do any of the videos talk about Santa not being real? I hate to accidentally share that with the kids.
Hi, Kera! It’s been awhile since I’ve watched all of these videos, but I don’t think any of them do. I try to avoid that conversation and leave it to parents. I suggest watching the videos yourself before showing them to your students just to be safe.