This is a 2 page reading comprehension worksheet on the History of Christmas. It traces Christmas back to Pagan celebrations and the birth of Jesus - looking at Christmas from a purely historical view. It will discuss Christian beliefs about Jesus as it is part of the history. It also traces the development of Santa Claus. This is a great worksheet to use as sub plans or to use before the holidays.
IMPORTANT NOTE: this history traces the creation of Santa Claus so be mindful if using in younger grades!
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