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Christmas Songs

12 Days of Christmas - lyric answersCheck out the answers to our fill in the blank page!
12 Days of Christmas Fill In The BlanksDo you know the lyrics of the popular Christmas song?
God Rest Ye Merry GentlemanThe history of a traditional Christmas Carol.
Jingle BellsLearn about the history of the beloved Christmas song.
Silent NightDo you know the history behind the Christmas Carol "Silent Night"?
Wassail SongRead about the long history of Christmas caroling in Western culture!

Colouring Pages

Christmas CrackersLearn the history of Christmas crackers and draw your own!
Christmas Tree Colouring Page Colour in your own Victorian Christmas tree!
Christmas Wreath Colouring PageColour in our Christmas wreath!
Gingerbread House Colouring PageLearn about the history of gingerbread houses while colouring your own.
Mistletoe Colouring PageColour in a mistletoe and read about the tradition of hanging mistletoe at Christmas.

History Sheets and Activities

Christmas Parlour GamesLearn about some of the popular Victorian parlour games played at Christmas time.
Christmas Word SearchTry and find the Christmas words in this fun word search.
Father Christmas - Santa ClausFind out the history of gift-giving Santa Claus.
Historic Christmas Facts: True or FalseA true or false game about the history of Christmas traditions.
Santa Claus Word SearchHave fun with this Santa Claus themed word search.
Victorian Gift Giving Word ScrambleLearn about the types of gifts Victorian people gave to their loved ones.

Holiday Crafts

Christmas Garland CraftsTry your hand at making some of these historical Christmas garlands at home including a paperchain and popcorn garland.
Paper Wreath CraftMake a paper wreath craft at home this Christmas!
Pomander InstructionsFill your home with these festive smelling pomanders this holiday season!
Victorian Paper Fan CraftOrnaments made from fancy paper were popular in the Victorian era. Make your own at home!
Victorian Tree OrnamentsLearn how to make tinfoil garlands and fringes, dried orange slices, and gilded pinecones or nuts!

Holiday Food and Recipes

Boxing DayRead about the history of Boxing Day and the food related to the day.
Fruit CakeA Christmas classic with a long history.
Mulled WineOne of the most popular Victorian holiday drinks, make your own at home!
Origins of Christmas PuddingYum, Christmas pudding! Here's some recipes for pudding lovers.
Victorian Christmas Dinner & RecipesDiscover what the Victorians ate for Christmas dinner and make some of the classic dishes yourself.