Back to Europe today, where we’ll learn a bit of Christmas culture as celebrated in Italy! Steve Webb hosts this episode.
We’re off on a long journey today, as we’re going down under to visit New Zealand. Find out how to say Merry Christmas in the Maori language and also how some of James’s cousin in New Zealand might celebrate Christmas – in the middle of their summer!
Thank you to Sarah for how to say Merry Christmas in Maori.
Today we’re going to hear about the presents that Jesus received as a baby and the people that gave them to him, the wise men or magi.
Click here for the link to the online planetarium.
Today we’re going to Belgium where are two official languages for us to try! We’ll also be finding out about some Christmas traditions in Belgium.
Today, we hear how to say “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” from Marina V, a Russian-born singer who is now an American citizen. Her website is here. In addition, we hear some Russian Christmas traditions, and hear an old Russian folk story.
We’re off to Spain today where we will find out how to say Merry Christmas in three languages! We’ll also hear about Epiphany, a very important celebration in Spain.
We’re off to Poland today! There are several Polish Christmas customs that today’s host, Steve Webb, especially likes.
We’re visiting the Mediterranean island of Malta today; where we’ll learn another language and find out about the Maltese custom of having cribs.
Our quest to learn new languages in which to say “Merry Christmas” takes us to the Czech Republic, where not only do we learn this, but we learn some of the Czech customs, including an unusual entree that is included in the traditional Christmas meal.
Being a Sunday, James and Steve talk about another part of the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus, the Messiah. Today, we learn about the shepherds’ role in the story of the first Christmas.