Un dîner à la française Day 2
French I Exam Review Study Guide

French I- Cultural activities

Today you will be learning about holiday customs in France. Complete all of the exercises in order.  These exercises have been modified by an ICT log created by Helen Myers of the MFL newgroup. Mille fois merci!

 

  1. Learn about Christmas customs in France

Go to the Christmas in France site and  read about the  customs.  Make two short answer questions with answers from each  section. http://www.terrace.qld.edu.au/academic/lote/french/xmas5.htm

  1. Practise vocabulary + knowledge about Christmas (including 'Fling the teacher')        

Work through the exercises from left to right. http://www.sunderlandschools.org/estrellas/french-index.htm#xmas

  1. Send a  holiday post card  in French            

Go to the Chez Ema website http://www.jumafred.com/ema/tc-noel.phpand find a text for a holiday postcard.  You may use http://wordreference.com  to help with unknown  words. You may NOT use online translators. I’ll be watching!

  1. Go to the Internaute site

http://photos.linternaute.com/marches-de-noel/and find a picture for your post card. Send a card to me  at Andrea.Henderson@fortbend.k12.tx.us

       Sign with your French name and  last name.

5.       Understand  instructions in French                                                            

Do about three more activities on this site without having to ask your teacher what the instructions are if you can! As you do so, note down at least 15 words which you learn through doing this!           www.perenoel.com

  1. Learn Christmas -related vocabulary         

Do the same on the following site, which takes you to Santa’s ‘atelier’ (workshop).  As you do so, note down at least 10 words which you learn through doing this! www.vivenoel.com

  1. Understand names  for popular games in French    

Go back to the village, then into the ‘Top 50’.  What’s the most popular game?  now vote for games you like below.  (Just imagine you’re about three and a half!!  Humour me!!)            http://www.perenoel.com/village/top50/

 

 

EVALUATION

You will copy you questions and answers from activity #1 as a comment to today's post. You will tell me what two things went well today? What would you do differently? What was your favorite exercise? Your least favorite?

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1. Where did the idea of Christmas come from?
2. Where is the mistle-toe hung?
3. When do they exchange gifts?
4. What do children leave by the fireplace to be filled with gifts?
5. How do you say “the three wise men” in French?
6. How do you say “a plastic Christmas tree” in French?
7. What kind of cake is the Christmas Log made from?
8. What is the Epiphany?
9. How do you say “My beautiful Christmas tree” in French?
10. What does “M'offrent la douce image” mean?

- the traditions were fun to learn
-i learned how to make christmas log.
- spend more time making questins

1. When a wreath is hung on a house’s door in France, this says "soyez la bienvenue chez nous," meaning __________.
(A. Welcome to our house)

2. If caught standing underneath mistletoe with someone else, you must _______.
(A. kiss)

3. The Santa Claus of the French is known as _______.
(A. Père Noël)

4. The character that travels with Père Noël is called ________, who in his travels reminds him who’s been naughty and nice.
(A. Père Fouettard)

5. _______ is a traditional sponge cake which is made to look like a log.
(A. The Büche de Noël)

6. Christians believe that the log burned from ________ to ________ while they prayed.
(A. Christmas Day to New Years day)

7. Christmas song in French are called _______ or _______.
(A. des Noël or des chants de Noël)

8. What reasons do the people of France sing their Christmas carols?
(A. celebrate the birth of Christ and life)

9. What entrée is made of liver pate?
(A. Paté de foie gras)

10. What is the special Christmas meal in France called?
(A. un grand repas de fête)


My favorite part about today was making the Christmas postcard and learning about French Christmas customs. I could've worked harder in making questions, but I enjoyed what I got done.

Christmas tree and decorations
French questions::: what is the most important decoration at Christmas time? The Christmas tree; the sapin de Noël::: what do the four candles represent? The four weeks before Christmas:::
Père Noël
Who traditionally brought present for the children? St. Nicholas::: when is St. Nicholas eve? December 6
Christmas word list
What does Bonne année mean? Happy New Year::: what does on fait la fete mean? Let’s celebrate!!
Bûche de Noël
What is a bûche de Noël? A sponge cake::: when was the bûche de noel originated? 1870
French Christmas carols
Why did they sing Christmas carols? To celebrate the nativity of Christ and nature and daily life::: what does IL EST ne le divin enfant
Christmas crib figures
What does le chasseur mean? The hunter::: what does le Boulanger mean? The baker
Christmas ambience in France
What is hotel de Ville? Town hall::: what is les marches de Noël? Christmas street markets::

1. Where are the decorations used?
Streets, homes, shop windows and schools.

2. What empire was Alasace part of?
The German empire.

3. What do they call Santa Clause in France?
Père Noël

4. Well behaved children got gifts and badly behaved children got?
Bad children got spanked.

5. What did the people believe about the Tradition of logs of Wood?
They believed that some trees had very special powers which were made stronger through burning the wood and using the ashes.

6. What is the festival of burning logs called?
Yule.

7. What are Christmas called in French?
Des chants de Noël" in French.

8. Originally Christmas songs were what?
Joyful and sung as a round celebrating both the Nativity of Christ and nature and daily life.

9. What did St Francis of Assisi make? Where?
A crib in a cave in Greccio, Italy.

1.) Are the Christmas trees in the street of France real? yes
2.) What dose a wreath hung on the door say to neighbors? Welcome to our home
3.) What is The Büche de Noël? a sponge cake which is rolled and shaped like a log.
4.) How did people believe that the trees’ powers got stronger? By burning them
5.) What is the name for a crib in France? Crèche
6.) What’s different from the cribs we have here to the ones they have in France? The creche is a little village, with all the important local people and village characters as well.
7.) In some parts of France, when does St. Nicholas bring gifts? December 6th
8.) What are the names of Santa’s’ reindeer’s names in French? They are Fougueux,(Dasher) Danseur, (Dancer) Fringant, (Prancer) Mégère, (Vixen) Comète, (Comet) Cupidon, (Cupid) Tonnerre (Donner or Thunder) and Eclair (Blixen or Lightning).
9.) Why do people in villages sing? to chase away the dark winter nights
10.) What’s the name for silent night in French? Douce nuit, sainte nuit

1. What are Christmas decorations so important?
Christmas decorations are important in France since December is the middle of Winter, when the only trees that bear leaves are the evergreens, and few flowers are in blossom because of the cold.
2. Why does the Christmas wreath have 4 candles every year?
In the past, the Christmas wreath had four candles which represented the four weeks before Christmas, called Advent.
3. What is the most famous Christmas dessert that the French eat?
The Büche de Noël (or Christmas Log) is a sponge cake which is rolled and shaped like a log.
4. What recipes do you need to make a Christmas log?
1/2 pint whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp instant coffee, dissolved in several drops of water

-I liked playing the hangman game.
-I liked to play the other fun christmas games.
-Nothing went wrong.
-My favorite exercise was
http://www.quia.com/hm/363768.html

Was the Christmas tree a French creation?
No, it was brought over from Germany.
Are the French Christmas trees plastic?
No, they’re real.
Was the wreath a French tradition?
No, it was originally Anglo-Saxon.
What do the four candles on wreaths represent?
The four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas.
Do both holly and Ivy bear red berries?
No, only holly does.
How did holly become evergreen?
It hid Mary, Joseph, and Jesus from pursuers and Mary thanked it my making it evergreen.
What is mistletoe’s relationship with trees?
It’s a parasite.
What does kissing under the mistletoe symbolize?
Prosperity and long life.
What is Advent?
It’s the four weeks leading up to Jesus’ birth.
What is the Advent Calendar used for?
To count down the days until Christmas.

1. What is one of the most important decorations in France?
- A Christmas tree

2. In the past, how many candles did a Christmas wreath have?
- 4

3. Who inspired the creation of Santa?
- Saint Nicholas

4. French children receive gifts from?
- Père Noël

5. Le Petit Jésus means?
- Baby Jesus

6. UN renne is a?
- A reindeer.

7. Ashes were considered to do what?
- protect the home and household from illness, and accidents

8. Büche de Noël means?
- A Christmas log.

9. Today, what does singing remain as?
- As the most beautiful instrument to transmit the Christmas spirit

10. A Christmas meal is?
- UN grand repas de fête

11. True of false. Christmas meals will consist of multiple courses.
- True

12. True of false. Many French homes at Christmas have a crib for the focus of Christmas celebration.
- True.

13. True of false. The towns in France burst into colour with lights and Christmas trees in the last few weeks before Christmas.
- True.

14. In the streets a few weeks before Christmas there will be many different decorations like?
- Stars, snow flakes, candles, crowns, Christmas symbols and messages, multicoloured lights


my favortie activities were the christmas ones because it helped me learn alot about a christmas in france.

Where are the Christmas decorations locate in France?
In schools, shops, homes as well as in the streets.
What does the Christmas tree symbolize as to what creation has to offer?
It symbolizes the light and the movement of angels, the gifts of the orchards and fields, forests and seas, all topped off by the star that points to Heaven.
When was the mistletoe used and by who?
It was used by the Celtic Druids and was considered sacred because of its miraculous properties – in healing, protection against all sorts of evil, and witchcraft.
When does Pere Noel bring gifts to small children?
He brings them gifts on St. Nicholas Eve on December 6 and again on Christmas.
What do the children leave out for Pere Noel to leave gifts in?
They leave out their shoes for Pere Noel to leave sweets, fruit, nuts, and small toys have been hung from the tree. But for naughty children, they get a spanking from Pere Fouettard.
Who brings gifts to children in other countries?
Le Petit Jesus brings gifts to the good children of other countries.
What kinds of decorations are found in a traditional French house at Christmas time?
Usually, un sapin or a Christmas tree and un feu or a fire can be found in a French home.

-A Christmas tree is the most important decoration true or false?
True

-In the past how many candles did the wreath used to hold? And what did it represent?
Four, four weeks till’ Christmas

-What is the traditional plant of the season (winter)?
Mistletoe

-What does il fait du vent mean?
It’s Windy

-What does Pere Noël mean?
Santa

-The shops that sell decorations are always full of colour true or false?
True

-What is une buche de Noël" mean?
special Christmas log cake

-Which of the following is part of the Christmas carol silent night(in French)?

(A)Holy cow
(B) holy baby
(c) Holy child
(D) holy horse


(C)


-What does the forests mean in French?
La lande

-which of the following characteristics does pere noel posses?
(a) the long white beard
(b)
(c)
(d)

What do children leave out for Santa instead of the typical socks?
>> Shoes

Other gifts such as fruits and sweets are hung on their Christmas tree. True or False?
>>True

The French name for Christmas tree is?
>> Sapin de Noël

Christmas wreaths are roundly shaped to represent..?
>> the sun

What is a Büche de Noël?
>> It’s the Christmas sponge cake that looks like a log

Why is it shaped like a log?
>> because it symbolizes the centre of warmth and cooking food

Singing carols is a joyous part of Christmas in French. True or False?
>> True

Christmas songs are called what in French?
>> des chants de Noël

Who is the first person to make a crib?
>> St Francis of Assisi

Creches and santons represent..?
>> the village of France itself

People in France do not decorate the streets with festive lights. True or False?
>> False

What do shop owners do to decorate their shops?
>> They put Santa up high so it looks like it’s “on its way” to deliver his gifts.


I liked playing the various games and learning about French Christmas customs. I'll try remembering more vocab next time...

Khaled Whiting


1) What is the most important decorations in France?
- The Christmas Tree
2) Where did Christmas come from?
- Alsace in the 14th century
3) Who is inspired the creation of Santa?
- Saint Nicholas
4) Who brought presents to the children?
- St Nicholas
5) What do Un sapin means?
- A Christmas tree
6) What do Un renne means?
- A reindeer
7) What is the festival name where they burn the rest of the remaining wood?
- Yule
8) What protected your homes, illness, accidents?
- The ashes from the tree
9) What is the name for Christmas songs?
- "des chants de Noël"
10) Who chase the dark winter nights away?
- The poor and The rich
11) Who made the first crib?
- St Francis of Assisi
12) How is a crib made?
- They are made from wood, pastry or clay and then they are painted
13) What happens if a town has a river?
- The bridge become illuminated
14) What are sold in paper bags?
- Hot chestnuts

Where are Christmas trees located in France?
They’re located in schools, shops, homes and streets.

Who introduced Sapin de Noël to France?
German Princess, Hélène de Mecklembourg.

What is Büche de Noël?
Büche de Noël is a sponge cake shaped like a log.

Citizens would burn logs on what December holiday?
Citizens burned their logs on Yule.

When does Père Noël bring kids their gifts?
He brings them on December 6th and on Christmas.

What would Père Fouettard do to kids he behaved badly?
Père Fouettard would spank the kids.

How long do people spend preparing their Christmas food?
People spend 4 to 5 hours preparing their Christmas food.

What is the typical Christmas meal?
Les amuse-guêules.

How are cribs, or crèches, unique and different from eachother?
Crèches are common in what places?
A typical Christmas dinner in France lasts how long?
Each course will be served with what?
Two important plants in Christmas decorations in France are?
Who introduced Christmas trees to France?

I liked today's lesson and my favorite excersise was 'Fling the Teacher' or creating the postcards. I enjoyed the games and the new vocabulary. I wish we could have had more time to send postcards to other people.

1. What is one of the most important decorations in France?
- A Christmas tree

2. In the past, how many candles did a Christmas wreath have?
- 4

3. Who inspired the creation of Santa?
- Saint Nicholas

4. French children receive gifts from?
- Père Noël

5. Le Petit Jésus means?
- Baby Jesus

6. UN renne is a?
- A reindeer.

7. Ashes were considered to do what?
- protect the home and household from illness, and accidents

8. Büche de Noël means?
- A Christmas log.

9. Today, what does singing remain as?
- As the most beautiful instrument to transmit the Christmas spirit

10. A Christmas meal is?
- UN grand repas de fête

11. True of false. Christmas meals will consist of multiple courses.
- True

12. True of false. Many French homes at Christmas have a crib for the focus of Christmas celebration.
- True.

13. True of false. The towns in France burst into colour with lights and Christmas trees in the last few weeks before Christmas.
- True.

14. In the streets a few weeks before Christmas there will be many different decorations like?
- Stars, snow flakes, candles, crowns, Christmas symbols and messages, multicoloured lights


my favortie activities were the christmas ones because it helped me learn alot about a christmas in france. 1. What is one of the most important decorations in France?
- A Christmas tree

2. In the past, how many candles did a Christmas wreath have?
- 4

3. Who inspired the creation of Santa?
- Saint Nicholas

4. French children receive gifts from?
- Père Noël

5. Le Petit Jésus means?
- Baby Jesus

6. UN renne is a?
- A reindeer.

7. Ashes were considered to do what?
- protect the home and household from illness, and accidents

8. Büche de Noël means?
- A Christmas log.

9. Today, what does singing remain as?
- As the most beautiful instrument to transmit the Christmas spirit

10. A Christmas meal is?
- UN grand repas de fête

11. True of false. Christmas meals will consist of multiple courses.
- True

12. True of false. Many French homes at Christmas have a crib for the focus of Christmas celebration.
- True.

13. True of false. The towns in France burst into colour with lights and Christmas trees in the last few weeks before Christmas.
- True.

14. In the streets a few weeks before Christmas there will be many different decorations like?
- Stars, snow flakes, candles, crowns, Christmas symbols and messages, multicoloured lights


my favortie activities were the christmas ones because it helped me learn alot about a christmas in france.

1-Which kinds of Christmas trees are used in the streets of Paris, real or faux?
They use real trees to decorate the streets of Paris.
2-What is a Santon?
A Santon is a miniature of what it would be like if their town became the birthplace of Jesus.

This was one of the best things labs this year, I really liked the postcard and I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't change a thing.

Christmas tree and decorations
French questions::: what is the most important decoration at Christmas time? The Christmas tree; the sapin de Noël::: what do the four candles represent? The four weeks before Christmas:::
Père Noël
Who traditionally brought present for the children? St. Nicholas::: when is St. Nicholas eve? December 6
Christmas word list
What does Bonne année mean? Happy New Year::: what does on fait la fete mean? Let’s celebrate!!
Bûche de Noël
What is a bûche de Noël? A sponge cake::: when was the bûche de noel originated? 1870
French Christmas carols
Why did they sing Christmas carols? To celebrate the nativity of Christ and nature and daily life::: what does IL EST ne le divin enfant
Christmas crib figures
What does le chasseur mean? The hunter::: what does le Boulanger mean? The baker
Christmas ambience in France
What is hotel de Ville? Town hall::: what is les marches de Noël? Christmas street markets:::
my favorite part was making the post card

1. From where was the “Sapin de Noele” originally introduced to France?
a. German Princess named Hélène de Mecklembourg
2. What did the flames and sparks of the Büche de Noël represent?
a. They were used to predict the coming year. According to the sparks that they saw, they predicted the number of chickens or calves to be born, marriages within the family, health and wealth.
3. What is different about the “crèches” in South France?
a. They represent more than the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in a stable, with the shepherds, and the Magi. The creche is a little village, with all the important local people and village characters as well.
4. What do the French leave out as a substitute for stockings?
a. Their shoes
5. What are the stores called that sell Christmas merchandise?
a. les marchés de Noël
6. What is different about the French Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer song and the American version?
a. They use the setting of Finland
7. How would you say “mistletoe” in French?
a. Le Gui
8. What is the “Cake for Christmas” called and what does it taste like?
a. La bûche de Noël. This is a chocolate log made from rolled chocolate sponge cake covered in chocolate icing.

questions :)

What did the four candles in the wreath represented in the past?
Answer: it represented the four weeks before Christmas.


With what is the crown often decorated?
Answer: The crown is often decorated with holly, the spiky leaves representing the Passion of Christ, and the red berries the blood of Christ.

What is mistletoe?
Answer: is a traditional plant of the season.

Where is the mistletoe suspended?
Answer: either from the ceiling, a rafter or in a doorway.

What did Saint Nicholas inspire?
Answer: Saint Nicholas inspired the creation of Santa, or Father Christmas, or Père Noël as he is known in France.

What is Büche de Noël?
Answer: it is a Christmas log.

Questions:

1. What did the people in France decorated the Christmas tree in the 14th century?
people decorated Christmas trees with apples, paper flowers, and ribbons.

2. What is the actual animal Santa travels with for the French people?
A donkey.

3. What do people eat at Christmas?
a hot chestnut
b. hot chestnut seller
c. log shaped Christmas dessert
d. champagne
e. a turkey
f. sea food
g. goose liver pâté
h. Christmas eve meal
I. luxury treats
J. a sweet treat
K. a nut
L. an oyster

4. When did the Cake or Büche de Noël originated?
1870
5. Name your favorite song from the site.
6. Silent Night

7. What are some types of cheese?
Camembert, Brie and Gruyère. You would eat the cheese with bread and drink red wine.

8. What stuffed animal is the lead singer in some stores for music?
A rabbit.

Dennise Treminio


1. Mistletoe is a parasite and grows where?
On trees

2. Instead of socks what do french children put by their fire place?
Shoes

3. Des lumières multicolores is used to decorate a house …. In French….this means Lights of many colors

4. The fire place of a home in France is known to protect the home and people from illness, and what? Accidents

5. What is the title for silent night in French?
Douce nuit, sainte nuit

6. Des pommes is French for…
Apples!!

7. Santos are little figurines that make the crib scene look more what in the village? Lifelike

8. Going where at midnight is a tradition in Europe?
High mass

What is the most important Christmas decoration in France?
Sapin de Noël

Instead of Santa Clause, Who do French children receive gifts from?
Père Noël

What is the French word for an angel?
Un ange

What is a sponge cake which is rolled and shaped like a log called?
The Büche de Noël

What is the French word for laughing?
Rire

What is the Christmas meal called?
The Büche de Noël

Who was said to be the first person to make a crib which became very common in French households?
St Francis of Assisi

What is the name of someone who sells hot chestnuts?
le vendeur des marrons chauds

I really enjoyed making the postacrds

1. What is the special Christmas meal in France called?
un grand repas de fête
2.In the past, how many candles did a Christmas wreath have?4
3.Who is inspired the creation of Santa? - saint nick.
4.Büche de Noël means?
- A Christmas log.
5.Christmas songs are called what in French?
-des chants de Noël
6.What are sold in paper bags?
- Hot chestnuts
7.Ashes were considered to do what?
- protect the home and household from illness, and accidents
8.What are the names of Santa’s’ reindeer’s names in French?
-They are Fougueux,(Dasher) Danseur, (Dancer) Fringant, (Prancer) Mégère, (Vixen) Comète, (Comet) Cupidon, (Cupid) Tonnerre (Donner or Thunder) and Eclair (Blixen or Lightning).
9.Today, what does singing remain as?
- As the most beautiful instrument to transmit the Christmas spirit
10.Who chase the dark winter nights away?
- The poor and The rich
11.Do Christmas meals will consist of multiple courses?
- Yes.
12.what is les marches de Noël? Christmas street markets

- the traditions were fun to learn
-i learned how to make christmas log. and that their decorations are alot like ours.
- spend more time making questins

I wish i would have had some time to play the games. I got to finsih the questions though

The Sapin de Noël was introduced to France by whom?

A-a German Princess called Hélène de Mecklembourg.


What is Cupids name in French?

A-Cupidon


What does des friandises sur la table mean?

A-Goodies on the table.


A sponge cake which is rolled and shaped like a log has a special name in French which is what?

A-The Büche de Noël.


An angle in French is what?

A-Un ange


Often Champagne is served as a(n) what?

A-Apéritif


What are santons?

A-little figurines that make the crib scene more like real life in a village.


What are hot chestnuts in French?

A-Le vendeur des marrons chaud.

Christmas in France - Christmas tree and decorations section:
1. In France the most important Noel decoration is Sapin de Noël which in English means? Christmas tree.

Christmas in France - Père Noël section:
1. Santa clause in French is? Père Noël

Christmas in France – Lexique section:
1. Name one cloth article, one Christmas object, and one food in French? Des bottes , Le Petit Jésus, le vendeur de marrons chauds.

Christmas in France - La Büche de Noël section:
1. The Büche de Noël( or Christmas log) is made how? is a sponge cake which is rolled and shaped like a log. Inside there is often a creamy filling and it is covered in chocolate to make it look like a log.


Christmas in France - Christmas songs and carols section:
1.In English Il est né le divin Enfant means what? The divine child is born.

Christmas in France - un grand repas de fête section:
1.In France the hosts write out what for their guests? A menu

Christmas in France – Santons section:
Who was the first to make a saton? St Francis of Assisi is said to have been the first to make a Crib.

Christmas in France - Ambience French style section:
1. How is the weather in France during the Christmas season? Cold and snowy
Two stars: the christmas facts and the games
The fling the teacher was my fav. My least fav was the reaserch.

I enjoyed writing the questions and learning more about Christmas in France. I also liked the post card activites because the pictures were stunning. I wish I would have been able to send a postcard to all of my friends!

1. Where is the mistletoe located?
Ceiling or rafter in doorway
2. What were ashes believed to do?
Protect the household from illness and accidents
3. What is traditional to have during Christmas in France and Italy?
A crib
4. Who inspired the creation of santa?
Saint Nicholas
5. Why were Christmas songs sung?
To celebrate both the Nativity of Christ and nature and daily life.
6. What is a difference in France and Australia during Christmas?
In France it is cold and in Australia it is hot
7. Il fait froid means …..
It is cold
8. What do they finish the Christmas meal with?
Coffee

1.The Sapin de Noël (Christmas tree) was introduced to France by whom?
A German Princess called Hélène de Mecklembourge

2.What are the names of the reindeer in French?
Fougueux, Danseur, Fringant, Mégère, Comète, Cupidon, Tonnerre and Éclair

3.How do you say “Happy Christmas” in French?
Joyeux Noël

4.What is a Büche de Noël?
A sponge cake that is rolled and shaped like a log

5. What are Christmas songs called?
"des Noël"

6.Little figures that people put in their crèche are called what?
Santons or “Little Saints”

7. What do the French usually eat for their Christmas meal?
Seafood, such as oysters, a roast turkey and une buche de Noel or special Christmas log cake

8. What is Vol au vents?
little pastry shells that contain a variety of tasty fillings, usually in a sauce of some type


Today was interesting, I liked looking at the French christmas food, some of it looked incredibly yummy. The christmas postcard was ok, but not the best.

1. How was le Sapin de Noël introduced to France?The Sapin de Noël was introduced to France by a German Princess called Hélène de Mecklembourg. She brought one to Paris after her marriage to the French heir to the throne, the Duke of Orléans.

2. The Büche de Noël is a sponge cake shaped like a log, filled with cream, covered in chocolate to look like a log.
TRUE / FALSE


3. What are crèche and santons?
The creche is a crib in peoples' homes often featuring little clay figures called santons or "little saints."

4. What figure inspired the creation of Santa, Father Christmas, and Père Noël?
Saint Nicholas

5. Both rich and poor alike sang to chase away the dark Winter nights in villages and châteaux.
TRUE / FALSE

6. What does the le vendeur des marrons chauds sell that is only in season this time of year?
Chesnuts

7. What does les anges mean?
Angels

8. What is un grand repas de fête?
"Un grand repas de fête" is the Christmas meal.
My favorite exercise was fling the teacher,it was fun and i learned a lot about Christmas in France.The Christmas games and the questions went well, I know alot more about a French Christmas.

1) Where and when did the idea of Christmas come from?
Alsace in the 14th century
2) In France who did Saint Nicholas inspire the creation of?
Père Noël
3) In France, what do they were on there hands?
Des gants
4) What is a traditional French Christmas cake?
Yule Log
5) What are the Christmas songs, in France usually about?
Nativity of Christ and nature and daily life
6) During the cheese course, how many different types oh chesses are served?
Four to five
7) What is St Francis of Assisi, known to being the first of?
The first to make a crib
8) What usually in the front of town hall?
A big Christmas tree

-I liked going over the christmas vocab prctice.
-I also enjoyed exploring french food.
-i didnt like making the post cards.

1. Do French students put decorations in their school?
Yes, they do.

2. Who inspired the creation of Santa?
Saint Nicholas.

3. What does Il pleut mean?
It’s raining.

4. What is the Büche de Noël ?
The Büche de Noël (or Christmas Log) is a sponge cake which is rolled and shaped like a log.

5. Why did people sing?
Both rich and poor alike sang to chase away the dark winter nights.

6. What is the Christmas meal?
The Christmas meal is "un grand repas de fête".

7. Who made the first crib?
St Francis of Assisi is said to have been the first to make a Crib.

8. Little shops decorate their windows with what?
vitrines

-I liked making the post card.
-I liked playing the games and reading.
-I would have liked to play more games.
least- reading
favorite-games

Questions:

1. Who introduced Noel in France? Hélène de Mecklembourg
2. Do French kids lave out socks? No they leave their shoes.
3. What is UN grand sapin étincelant? A big sparkling Christmas tree
4. The cake form of the Büche de Noël seems to have originated around what year? 1870.
5. How are Christmas songs called in French? "des Noël" or "des chants de Noël"
6. What do people sometimes do in the Christmas dinner? Write down the menu
7. Patterns for the moulds for clay figurines have been pass for? Generations
8. Do little stores decorate? Yes

1. What resemblance does St. Nicholas have with Sandy Claws?
He has a long white beard, a red coat, and a red hat.

2. Do the French leave out stockings above the fire?
No, they lay out their shoes.

3. What how do you say “a donkey”?
Un âne

4. Are the names of Sandy’s reindeer the same in France?
No, they have French names.

5. Do the French make fruit cakes?
No, they make cakes shaped in the shape of logs.

6. How did the French clean their fireplaces?
They didn’t, they kept their ashes in the fireplace to relit during a thunderstorm.

7. Do the French light fires in their fireplaces?
They do, the log is actually a sacred ritual in French customs during Christmas.

8. Do the French hang lights around their houses/trees?
Yes they do, almost everywhere.

1. What is a traditional plant of the season.
-Mistletoe.
2. What do French children leave out instead of stockings?
-Shoes.
3) What does baby Jesus mean in French?
-Le Petit Jésus.
4. What do people use smokes and sparks for?
-To predict the next year.
5. What are Christmas songs called?
-"des Noël" "des chants de Noël".
6. In the south of france how many desserts do they usually serve?
-13.
7. What are the little figurines that make the crib scene more like real life in a village called?
-Santons.
8. Why do they have Christmas street markets?
-To make Christmas a wonderful " fête".

I liked making the postcards and going back to santa's workshop i would have played santa games my best activity was making the questions my least my least was having to guess wat the cars meant.

1. What resemblance does St. Nicholas have with Sandy Claws?
He has a long white beard, a red coat, and a red hat.

2. Do the French leave out stockings above the fire?
No, they lay out their shoes.

3. What how do you say “a donkey”?
Un âne

4. Are the names of Sandy’s reindeer the same in France?
No, they have French names.

5. Do the French make fruit cakes?
No, they make cakes shaped in the shape of logs.

6. How did the French clean their fireplaces?
They didn’t, they kept their ashes in the fireplace to relit during a thunderstorm.

7. Do the French light fires in their fireplaces?
They do, the log is actually a sacred ritual in French customs during Christmas.

8. Do the French hang lights around their houses/trees?
Yes they do, almost everywhere.

Q- What is the French term for “holly?”
Le gui.

Q- Who introduced the idea of a Christmas tree?
A- The Christmas tree was introduced to France by a German Princess called Hélène de Mecklembourg.

What is “La Büche de Noël?”
The Büche de Noël is a sponge cake which is rolled and shaped like a log. Inside there is often a creamy filling and it is covered in chocolate to make it look like a log.

What does La Büche de Noël mean?
The Christmas log.

What are santons?
Santons are little figurines that make the crib scene more like real life in a village. The characters are traditional and the moulds for making them are handed down from generation to generation. You can see them mostly in the South of France.

How do you say the pig man in French?
L'homme au cochon.

How do you say a donkey in French?
Un âne.

How do you say a reindeer in French?
Un renne.

Two French Christmas carols.
Silent Night, The little reindeer with a red nose

Angel?
un ange

What is les marchés de Noël?
Christmas street markets

What is the special Christmas meal that families eat together?
"le réveillon"

What does Le Petit Jésus mean?
Baby Jesus

What is Santa in French?
Pere Noël

Two Stars and Wish
The questions went really well
The postcard went really well
I would have finished the questions faster.

French menu


Hors D’oeuvres – Grilled Baguette w/ butter with tomatoe, olive oil, salt pepper, and feta cheese lemon juice.

Plat principal – pot afeu

Salad – Salad with raspberry vinaigrette

Cheese – assortment of bread, bleu d’auvergne, camembert, and brie

Dessert – pears in balsamic reduction

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