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Christmas 2008
Christmas 2008


Christmas 2008


Shortly after Christmas we are planning to launch a new series about food recipes from around the world so watch this space! And in the meantime, as a taster, why not treat yourself to this downloadable BBC Learning English Calendar:

Download Calendar 4.9 MB

And to help you get in the festive mood, we have compiled a selection of Christmassy features published on our site in previous years. Just click on the following links!

Dick Whittington and his Cat
Listen to this Christmas pantomime specially written and performed by the BBC Learning English team.

News about Britain
Find out about Advent, Christmas shopping and other things people in Britain do before and during the festive season.

Christmas, a topic suggested by Michèle from France, J Masson, Anna from Italy, Rosamaria Oliverio and Jameel Khalel from Jordan.

What do you call popular songs that are sung over Christmas? What's a Nativity play? Think you know the answers? Then try this Christmassy quiz!

Multi-faith Christmas
The official religion of the UK is Christianity, but here in London - one of the world's most multi-cultural cities - there are many non-Christians who also celebrate Christmas. Find out why this is the case and what they like to do at Christmas time.

People and Places
Talking about Christmas
BBC Learning English team have been out and about talking to people about their feelings at Christmas time. We've also been asking people to describe their ideal Christmas. So there's a lot of talk in this programme about happiness, togetherness, as well as snow and... food!

London life
Christmas at the market
Christmas shopping on the high street can sometimes be very uninspiring, especially if you're looking to buy unusual or special gifts. But London's markets can offer a solution!

London life
The office Christmas party
Office Christmas parties: Londoners describe what they think are the magic ingredients for a successful office party and they give tips on how to have a great night out. You'll hear many informal words and expressions to do with party fun...

The Flatmates
Christmas lunch
Share Christmas lunch with the Flatmates!

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