STORIES TO TELL:
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video
"This traditional American holiday story tells of a young couple trying to make their way in life.
They struggle to find gifts for each other at Christmas time. What can they find to show their love for each other?
Like other O. Henry stories, this one has a surprise ending."
My Favourite Day - Christmas
"Listen to a boy talking about Christmas, and find out about some of these customs."
Santa's little helper
"It's Christmas Eve and Santa's getting ready to deliver presents to boys and girls all round the world.
How can he deliver all the presents in time? Find out how in Santa's Little Helper."
Monty's Christmas - A story + A song (YouTube)
- Crumpet the Elf Reads from Santaland Diaries - with the transcript
"Crumpet the Elf, better known as writer David Sedaris, is back for another holiday visit. Sedaris first read from his Santaland Diaries,
about his experience working as an elf at Macy's, 15 years ago.
That reading helped launch his career as a novelist, playwright and humorist."
The Gingerbread man
"Click on the picture to read the story then play the game."
Activity created by Renée Maufroid
(Niveau 5ème avec PRETERIT)
Auggie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Auster (xtec.cat)
favourite day - Christmas
- a short story with an animation
"December 25th is Christmas Day. We celebrate Christmas in the
United Kingdom. It's a holiday for most people, and
there are lots of customs and traditions, and children get lots of
presents! Listen to a boy talking about Christmas, and
find out about some of these customs."
- with an activity to print
Bells, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - AUDIO
Dead, by James Joyce
"A group of Dubliners gather together for a Christmas celebration
in James Joyce's transcendent tale of the mundanity and magic in life
stories - to read
THE BURGLAR'S CHRISTMAS, by Willa Cather
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Charles Dickens
CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING by Pearl S. Buck
A CHRISTMAS TREE, from "Some Christmas Stories" by Charles
A LETTER FROM SANTA CLAUS, by Mark Twain
OLD CHRISTMAS by Washington Irving
THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER, by Beatrix Potter...
"Read stories, enjoy Karaoke, send e-cards, find recipes,
play games and puzzles, print stories to color"
'Little Women' (1994)