The Christmas Story

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Class Clips - The First Christmas

 

The Christmas Story - Sand Art

 

 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is the most famous, heart-warming and chilling festive story of them all. In this story we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, whose name is synonymous with greed and parsimony. His attitude is soon challenged when the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the grave to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is then visited in turn by three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, each one revealing the error of his ways and gradually melting the frozen heart of this old miser, leading him towards his redemption.

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The Christmas Truce - World War One 1914

 By Christmas 1914 soldiers from the Allied and German armies had dug-in along a trench system reaching from Switzerland to the North Sea. On Christmas Eve the guns fell silent. The following morning - Christmas Day - troops on both sides climbed from their trenches and met together in No-Man's-Land, between the battle lines. They shared drinks, played football, embraced, exchanged presents and sang carols. This spontaneous truce was observed in several places along the Western Front, but by no means everywhere. The following day - Boxing Day - the fighting began once again.

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