Christmas Around the World France


Christmas in France is a great opportunity to learn about another culture while still celebrating the holiday season. It is also a great way to get your students excited about learning English.

The country comes alive with festive decorations, delicious food, and twinkling lights. It’s the perfect time to introduce some French Christmas traditions to your ESL students.

There are many activities that you can do with your students to teach them about Christmas in France. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Start by talking about what Christmas is and why it is celebrated.
  • Explain the history of Christmas in France – how it started, and how it has evolved over time.
  • Share some traditions that are unique to France.
  • Put up a Christmas tree. Decorate the tree with French-themed ornaments.
  • Make a garland out of paper snowflakes.
  • Bake traditional French Christmas cookies.
  • Serve a traditional French Christmas dinner.
  • Have a creche or nativity scene in the classroom.
  • Play some French Christmas carols.
  • Give each student a small gift.
  • Have a festive party to celebrate the end of the year.
  • Find out about the different food that is eaten during the Christmas season.
  • Teach your students some key vocabulary words related to Christmas in France.
  • Share some stories and traditions associated with Christmas in France.
  • Put together a small skit or play that celebrates Christmas in France.
  • Encourage your students to make traditional French Christmas sweets.


In conclusion, Christmas in France is a festive and fun time for all. It's a great opportunity to teach your students about another culture while also getting them into the holiday spirit. With a little planning and preparation, your Christmas in France themed ESL lesson will be a hit with your students!

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