(Updated on 18/10/2017)





Watch John Lewis's Christmas advert with Moz the monster under the bed
+ At a glance John Lewis Christmas adverts


John Lewis Christmas Ad Parody 2017
"One little monster isn’t happy about the John Lewis Christmas advert."


John Lewis Christmas Advert 2017 - Early Leak

Retailers launch their 2017 Christmas adverts - which is your favourite? - with VIDEOS

M&S Christmas TV Ad 2017 | Paddington & The Christmas Visitor #LoveTheBear

Asda Christmas 2017 Advert

Free From - Morrisons Christmas Advert 2017
"Our Christmas adverts tell the story of three families and highlight the skills of our foodmakers and shopkeepers."



The Queen's Christmas Message, December 2016
+ Transcript



Let's Learn English Holiday Greeting - VIDEO
"At this time of year, the team at Let's Learn English is spending time with their families and friends.
We share the holiday traditions with you in this video."




"The Night Before Christmas” Read In 27 Celebrity Impressions
"Master impressionist Jim Meskimen reads "The Night Before Christmas" as 27 different celebrities,
including Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins, and Robin Williams."




You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch, Original Version - 1966 (HD)
"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" is a Christmas song that was originally written and composed for the 1966 cartoon special
How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
The lyrics were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague,
and the song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft.
The song's lyrics describe the Grinch as being foul, bad-mannered and sinister using increasingly creative metaphors and synonyms,
beginning with the opening line "you're a mean one, Mister Grinch"."

The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.



Christmas Ad of the Day — Mercedes Benz "Snow Date"
+ ALSO SEE + Related articles



Create your own video



M&S 2016 Christmas Ad: Christmas with love from Mrs Claus
"Meet Mrs Claus - the new Christmas icon is here. Marks and Spencer launches the Christmas 2016 TV Advert campaign
with a modern twist on the much-loved character Mrs Claus."




How to Have a British Christmas - Anglophenia Ep 20 - 4:54
"From explosives at the dinner table to burning letters to Santa, Siobhan Thompson looks at 10 ways Christmas differs in Britain.
(Notably, they don't call them the holidays.)"




Aldi Christmas Advert 2016 – Kevin The Carrot
- With a worksheet and the answers (.odt) - niveau 6ème
Created by Sylvie Teillot (Ac. Grenoble)



M&S 2016 Christmas Ad: Christmas with love from Mrs Claus
with a worksheet (pdf) and a PowerPoint Presentation (ppt) - niveaux 6e, 5e et classes de segpa
created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)




Sainsbury's OFFICIAL Christmas advert 2016 -The Greatest Gift
"Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert – a joyous Christmas musical created in stop frame animation
featuring vocals by James Corden.
It tells the story of Dave, a hard-working and devoted Dad, who realises
that the greatest gift he can give people this Christmas is his time."




John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016 - #BusterTheBoxer
"This is the story of a little girl called Bridget who loves to bounce. When her mum and dad buy her a trampoline for Christmas,
they soon discover that she isn’t the only one with a passion for jumping."




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."




Kaufland Christmas Ad
"This is adorable. He’s a young Star Wars fan. She moves in next door. He’s too shy to introduce himself.
But he approaches her in his own nerdy way. Is he just too Star Wars-obsessed for her?
This is the Christmas ad for the German supermarket Kaufland. Don't worry about the language because there is no dialogue.
What we have are the universal languages of love, Christmas, and Star Wars. "




Meet people spending Christmas working with animals - VIDEO - 25 December 2015
"More than 900,000 people across the UK are having to work on Christmas Day
- and that figure does not even include volunteers with charities.
BBC Breakfast heard from some of those workers, including London Zoo penguin keeper Vicky Fyson
and Carole Margieson from the Dogs Trust in Manchester."




Queen’s Christmas message 2015: Light shines in the darkness - 25 December 2015

"The Christmas message 2015 to the Commonwealth by Queen Elizabeth II from London"




Tracking Santa with Technology - Text + Audio + Video - 25 December 2015
"Technology can bring magic to the Christmas season and some fun too!
Internet users can find out if they are naughty or nice, follow Santa's journey, and play fun Christmas games."




Video: The Ornament that Saved Christmas -  25 December 2015
+ COMMENTS + GAPFILL + Related articles



Video: How to Have a British Christmas -  24 December 2015
COMMENT + ALSO SEE + Related articles



Animated English Christmas Special
"Good news! My Animated English collection* is the Christmas Number One on iTunes U!
So to celebrate this momentous achievement, here's a special animated video I made featuring some Christmas cracker jokes."

Congratulations to Jeffrey Hill!



The Great Toy Robbery
"A cartoon starring the world's most-wanted good guy, Santa Claus.
As in all Westerns, good wins over evil, but not before robbers and robbed have romped through some odd situations."



Video: Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Christmas
+ COMMENTARY + Related articles


Ad of the Day: A Christmas Love Story



Christmas in Britain
- Une worksheet (pdf) created by Mathilde Chapelle (Ac. Aix-Marseille) - Niveau 6ème
You can download the video



Ad of the Day: Scrabble "Anagram Christmas"



MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR BEAN! - Videos + Exercises


Mog’s Christmas Calamity - a lesson plan
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by the British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s titled 
Mog’s Christmas Calamity
 inspired by the children’s writer Judith Kerr. In the lesson students collate vocabulary related to Christmas,
talk about Christmas customs, watch a short film and predict the ending of the film. "
Time: 90 minutes


"plutôt pour les 4e 3e avec étude (très guidée) de la pub et prétérit be ing"

- Worksheet Mog 2015 (pdf)
- Mog Diaporama - Correction (pptx)

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

Mog ‘s Christmas calamity - a worksheet - Niveau 6ème (pdf)
Created by Corinne Ballon (Ac. Caen)

Worksheets créées par Annie Payen (Ac. Limoges) :
- Mog's Christmas Calamity - Comprehension (.odt)
- Mog's Christmas Calamity - Leçon: Discours direct et indirect
- Mog's Christmas Calamity Leçon 2 - Prétérit (.odt)
- Mog's Christmas Calamity - Exercices sur les 2 prétérits (.odt)
- Mog's Christmas Calamity - Raconter au prétérit (.odt)

Travail sur Mog the cat destiné à des 2nde/1ere bac pro
Créé par Anne-Laure Deschamps (Ac. Bordeaux):
"Je compte d’abord introduire Noël avec le ppt et ensuite faire la vidéo."

- Do you know the names of the supermarkets? (ppt)
- Mog (docx)

Exploitation de la video (doc) de Mog the cat pour 4ème
par Michèle Raymond (Ac. Bordeaux)

Sainsbury’s OFFICIAL Christmas Advert 2015 – Mog’s Christmas Calamity
"Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert. Mog sets off a chain of unfortunate events which almost ruin Christmas
for the Thomas family. Can she pull it all back to save the day?"

"Mog is a fat cat who stars in a series of children’s books by Judith Kerr, published between 1970 and 2002. Mog is also the star of the Christmas ad campaign for the British supermarket Sainsbury's. The sweet animated cat accidentally starts a fire with a chain reaction beyond her control. However, in her panic she also accidentally dials 999 and summons the fire department.
The story is narrated by Emma Thompson, and author Judith Kerr appears as one of the neighbors. Sainsbury’s is partnering with publisher HarperCollins to sell the new book Mog’s Christmas Calamity and a plush toy, with proceeds going to Save the Children UK 
for their literacy program."     


Benedict Cumberbatch heads celebrity list writing letters to Father Christmas - 7 December 2015
"Actor marks the Letters Live National Letter Writing Day with note to Santa alongside Thom Yorke, Annie Lennox and others.
LETTERS LIVE at Freemasons' Hall, London was our most ambitious series of events yet, with Benedict Cumberbatch & Louise Brealey
in starring roles. Across four nights, each show featured a unique line up of artists reading memorable letters to our sold out audiences. 
Guests included Joss Ackland, Ellie Bamber, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Matt Berry, Samantha Bond, Russell Brand, Simon Callow, Gemma Chan,
Olivia Colman, Lisa Dwan, Joanne Froggatt, Sally Hawkins, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Holloway, Sophie Hunter, Danny Huston,
Gemma Jones, Toby Jones, Sir Ben Kingsley, Ferdinand Kingsley, Sir Ian McKellen, Kylie Minogue, Caitlin Moran, Nick Moran,
Andrew O’Hagan, Geoffrey Palmer, Clarke Peters, Alan Rusbridger, Colin Salmon, Greta Scacchi, Andrew Scott, Juliet Stevenson,
Tom Sturridge, Ashley Walters and Dominic West. Music by Natalie Clein, Kelvin Jones and Tom Odell."



Holiday Celebrations Kick Off with New York’s Rockettes - VIDEO - 4 December 2015
"The Rockettes have been entertaining New Yorkers and tourists from around the world since 1925.
Many American families take their children to New York to see their performances during the holiday."



Obamas Light the National Christmas Tree - VIDEO - 4 December 2015


Another Christmas Alone
"In this ad for the German supermarket EDEKA, an elderly man spends Christmas after Christmas alone
because his children are leading busy, far-flung lives.
And he does seem to have quite a few offspring. How many years must he keep this up?"



Ad of the Day: UPS Wrapping vs. Packing - 1 December 2015

Watch the video here.



Half a million lights set Christmas tree record - VIDEO - 28 November 2015
"An Australian man has set a new world record for the most lights on an artificial Christmas tree.
David Richards illuminated the tree in Canberra, with a grand total of 518,838 twinkling lights."




This Spanish Christmas advert is the latest contender in the festive commercial wars - 18 November 2015
"The advert is over three minutes long, and shows a lonely security guard whose life is stuck in a routine that involves minimal human contact."



John Lewis Christmas Ad 2015 (no, not that one)


10 Christmas Episodes From Classic Sitcoms - with videos


VKMTV - A Tribute to Movie and TV Scrooges SUPERCUT
"A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, one of the most famous books he ever wrote.
It is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy miser who hates Christmas, and how he is transformed
into a caring, kindly person through the visitations of four ghosts.
Since its first publication in 1843, it has been adapted many times: for theatre, film, television, radio, and opera."



The Perfect Gift


Merry Christmas Mr Bean - Activities (interactive and printable) + Video

"Mr Bean relaxes on Christmas Eve. When he can't find anything nice on tv he's glad to see a group of carollers arrive at his door." 


How to Have a British Christmas - Anglophenia Ep 20
"From explosives at the dinner table to burning letters to Santa, Siobhan Thompson looks at 10 ways Christmas differs in Britain.
(Notably, they don't call them the holidays.)"

+ THE SCRIPT by Marielle Bianchi (Ac. Toulouse)

With worksheets created by Bérangere Bergeron Giudicelli (Ac. Toulouse) :
Merry Christmas video ws Anglophenia
Merry Christmas video ws Anglophenia
Merry Christmas video ws Anglophenia BW
Merry Christmas video ws Anglophenia BW


Canberra Christmas lights set world record - Article + Video - 28 November 2014
"Almost 1.2 million LED lights on 120km (75 miles) of cables have been strung
in the shape of three interconnected giant, wrapped Christmas presents."



La pub de Noël 2014 de John Lewis : Monty le manchot
"Découvrez le touchant conte de Noël 2014, qui raconte une belle amitié entre un jeune garçon et un manchot.
Bien qu'ils s'amusent et jouent ensemble, le manchot éprouve une certaine solitude.
Pour y remédier, le jeune garçon va s'assurer que son ami puisse apprécier la magie de cette fête annuelle."



Sainsbury's Christmas advert recreates first world war truce

"Supermarket teams up with Royal British Legion to retell story of Christmas Day football match,
with all profits from a £1 chocolate bar going to veterans’ charity."


Sainsbury's Christmas advert is like a 4-minute 'f*** you' to John Lewis and Monty the penguin + Videos


Season’s Greetings from the Ashmolean Museum and University of Oxford


The Queen's Christmas Broadcast 2013 - 25 December 2013
"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivers her annual Christmas message to the peoples of the Commonwealth."


Christmas Broadcast 2013 - Script


The M&S Christmas TV Advert 2013 
"Welcome to our Christmas fairytale.
Fall down the rabbit hole into a magical world - sparkle from head to toe with decadent lingerie, glamorous make-up and glittering accessories..."



Christmas Comes But Once A Year (1936)
"A group of lonely orphans are given broken toys for Christmas which is seen by Professor Grampy.
The thoughtful inventor comes up with an idea to replace the toys with better ones, making the orphan's Christmas a memorable one."



A Christmas Wish


The Auteurs of Christmas
"Christmas morning through the eyes of a few of our favourite film directors."

"You will no doubt recognize the styles of most of them -if you've seen any of their movies. My favorites are Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick."



- The Gift of the Magi (O' HENRY)


Reuters Video: Aussie family decks the house in half a million Christmas lights + TRANSCRIPT
"An Australian family reclaims the world record for most Christmas lights on a house. Sharon Reich reports."

+ ACTIVITY + ALSO SEE + Related articles


"Thanks to a team of merry WestJetters and the power of technology, we've learned that miracles really do happen."



Britain - Christmas

This is Britain - Christmas - a worksheet (with answers)
- to go with the video

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

Video “This is Britain : how Sally’s family celebrate Christmas” - A WORKSHEET + ANSWERS
Created by Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

101 dalmatians - the series - Christmas Cruella - part 1
(A parody of 'A Christmas Carol')



"How social media, web and mobile tell the story of the Nativity."




UK troops abroad get Christmas box from UK4U charity
"The tradition of sending a Christmas box to UK soldiers serving abroad was first introduced by Queen Victoria in the 1800s.
Charity, UK4U, sends 22,000 British servicemen and woman, who will be abroad this Christmas, a box of goodies.
The BBC's Caroline Wyatt has been to find out how the contents of the boxes has changed."




This is Britain - Christmas
with a worksheet and a diaporama observation quiz
sent by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)



Christmas Ad Activity
"Here's another activity based on Christmas ads I did with my EM Normandie students (see here for an earlier one)."




"This is Britain" - a video
Watch the video and complete the document created by Dulce Araujo (Ac Nancy-Metz)
"Si vous voulez découvrir comment les petits britanniques préparent et célèbrent Noël, regardez la vidéo...
Mince pies et crackers n’auront plus aucun secret pour vous." ;)

Niveau 6ème / 5ème


Asda Christmas Ad
"I used this one from Asda as part of a lesson about Christmas customs in the UK..."




Reuters Video: Germany’s Christmas decorations a hit
"Makers of traditional hand-made Christmas decorations at ''Kaethe Wohlfahrt'' in Bavaria attract visitors from around the world,
especially from the United States and Asia. Tara Cleary reports."




Reuters Video: Santas take over Sydney + TRANSCRIPT
"Thousands of Santas converge on Sydney for the Santa Claus Festival. Kilmeny Duchardt reports."




John Lewis Christmas Advert 2012 - The Journey
"Watch the new John Lewis Christmas TV advert that celebrates the extra mile we all go to
at Christmas to find the perfect gift."

The song is "The Power of Love" sung by Gabrielle Aplin. 




Queen speaks of hope in 2011 Christmas Day message - 25 December 2011

Queen's Christmas message 2011 preview
"The Queen's Christmas message will focus on family, friends and community spirit
and feature the Christmas carol 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'."

+ a video

Queen's Christmas Day speech to focus on family - 24 December 2011
"The Commonwealth is a family of 53 nations, all with a common bond, shared beliefs, mutual values and goals."


See Cartoons



Terry Gilliam - The Christmas Card
"Iconic animator, Monty Python alum, and one of the best darn filmmakers ever
Terry Gilliam made The Christmas Card back in 1968,
as part of an animated short called Storytime."




The Snowman "is a children's book by English author Raymond Briggs...
(It) has become a part of British and international Christmas popular culture."

+ Re-tell powerpoint + Worksheets + Short PPT



Singing Christmas Hedgehogs - INTERACTIVE



Who colour-coded Christmas?
"Santa's crimson and fur-lined coat? Shiny holly leaves and berries? Colourful poisonous, hallucinogenic mushrooms?
Or medieval paintings in East Anglian churches? Just how did red, green and white become the conventional colours of Christmas?"




"5 short idents we made for E4 on the topic of Christmas.
The general idea was to surprise people with something really anti-christmas
and transform something boring into something amazing..."
ex. : The reindeer :


Pingu celebrates Christmas
"Niveau 5eme, pour commencer à aborder le présent en Be + ING et "would like".

DAY 1 :
- On va regarder la vidéo
- Puis à nouveau, en faisant des pauses au moment des actions.
- Recap à l'aide du powerpoint
- Petit jeu de mime pour fixer le temps.
A la maison, ils devront faire la trace écrite à l'aide des images et des verbes non-conjugués à l'aide des deux fiches
(on pourra commencer ensemble s'il reste du temps).

DAY 2 :
- Correction de la trace écrite (donc pour une fois, pas de contrôle oral de début d'heure)
- Repassage de la vidéo jusqu'à la première occurence de "would like"
 - Passage à la partie "would like" du powerpoint
- Pour fixer, what would you like for Christmas?
- Recap de la trace écrite (fiche fournie)
- Ecriture d'une lettre à Santa."

Séquence créée et envoyée par Géraldine Lemal (Ac. Amiens)



Exploitation de la Video – Pingu at Christmas Time
Fiche envoyée par Corinne Degezelle
Voir la video



- TV series

Watch the episodes about Christmas.



How to avoid a stomach ache at Christmas and New Year - an animation



In full: Queen's Christmas speech
See Activities to print



Tell Me about Christmas - Part 1
"In this video, get to know some of the traditionally served Christmas food
in the UK, like mulled wine, mince pie, Christmas pudding, etc."

+ The transcript
+ Interactive activities
+ Activities on paper

(British Council)

Tell Me about Christmas - Part 2


Simon's Cat in 'Santa Claws'

"A curious cat discovers Christmas."



The Digital Story of the Nativity
"How social media, web and mobile tell the story of the Nativity.
Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon...
Times change, the feeling remains the same."




John Lewis Christmas Advert 2010
"UK retail store chain John Lewis has launched “A Tribute To Givers”,
the Christmas 2010 advertising campaign. The TV ad, filmed in Scotland,
shows a variety of people going that extra mile to make gift-giving special."




Barack Obama delivers his Christmas message
"US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have offered Christmas wishes to US citizens,
including a special thanks to the military.
Their comments came during Mr Obama's weekly address, in which his wife took part for the first time."




Snow Globes - Coca-Cola 2010 Christmas Commercial 
"The long version of Coca-Cola's 2010 Holiday commercial featuring Train's "Shake Up Christmas"."


+ the LYRICS :
"Shake up the happiness 
Wake it up/ Wake up the happiness 
Come on y'all 
It's Christmas time"



Prep and Landing - Official Trailer
- Walt Disney Animation Studios



Merry Christmas!



A Christmas Carol (Part 1)

This "animated version of Charles Dickens' timeless tale, "A Christmas Carol" features
an all animal cast..." 



A Christmas Carol
"The excellent 1971 animated version
of the Charles Dickens classic.
Animated in the style of 1800s engravings
by the great Richard Williams Studio."




Oxfam Unwrapped
Putting an end to bad presents this Christmas.



Toy retailers unveil top picks for Christmas
"Nothing on the list costs more than £50, and there are many familiar names on it.
Spin-off toys from television and films are again very popular."


Christmas In Heaven
- Monty Python


12 Days of Christmas
- Indian style!


Marks And Spencer
- Christmas Food 2006



Christmas News - an animated card


- a VIDEO by Sheri Razaq

MORE VIDEOS about Christmas HERE.


Merry Christmas Mr. Bean - pt. 1


+ Merry Christmas, Mr Bean - Parts I, II, III and IV
sent by Delphine Le Jouan

SEE : Activities to print


"It's that time of year again.
Video Nation contributors
share their thoughts and
experiences of the festive season.
Watch by clicking on them..."




'Desk Set' (1957)