This unit visits seven countries to explore their Christmas traditions. Students create train cars to represent what they learn after visiting each country. Literature ideas, background information, links to Internet powerpoints and websites, and train car templates are all included. The culminating activity consists of a play taken from DLTK crafts and an enjoyable reading of The Polar Express. Intended to lasts approximatley two weeks, this unit was created for second grade but is also appropriate for grades 1 and 3.