The Origins of Christmas (B1)

Could you say if these statements about Christmas are true or false?. 

  • In Northern Europe evergreen trees were worshipped at this time of the year and that is what Christmas trees today come from
  • Some pagan gods were supposed to be born on December 25th
  • The Church couldn’t remove all pagan traditions
  • A bishop based in Turkey made Christmas official
  • Santa Claus’ reindeer stem from a Dutch tradition

You can check your answers watching this video:



                                       

Now watch the video again. In what order do you hear the following words and phrases? 

bishop
earth
holiest
honour
icon
named
official
outlaw
reindeer
reminders
settled
took hold