These word or story problems focus on Christmas activities. Students are asked to show their work with pictures and words, and to explain and justify their answers. The problems are multi - step and include a variety of operations as well as fractions. Common core standards for grades 4 and 5 are reflected in the student work, and will help prepare students for constructive response testing. Answers are included. Format will work well as a homework assignment or on a document camera for whole problem solving.