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Christmas Crackers

Christmas crackers are a great British tradition which dates back to the middle of the 19th century. They are very popular on and around Christmas Day and people in Britain cannot imagine Christmas dinner without them. But what are they exactly?

Follow this link to find out more about them:

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Christmas Pudding

As in Germany, Christmas in the United Kingdom involves a lot of (too much!) eating and drinking with many traditional foods which are normally only eaten at this festive time of year. One of the most famous and delicious ones is Christmas pudding, but what is it exactly?

Follow this link to see how to make your own Christmas Pudding:

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

This is a very old Christmas carol which lists all of the presents the singer receives from their true love each day on the twelve days of Christmas which begin on 25 December.

Here is a video so you can hear this lively song and hopefully answer the questions below:

Some vocabulary to help you understand some of the very unusual presents:

partridge – Rebhuhn

turtle dove – Turteltaube

geese (pl. of goose) - Gänse

How many birds did her true love give to her?

What was the present on the fifth day?

How many people were given as presents in total?