This is a crossword puzzle with a theme of Christmas, the secular side of Christmas through Santa and Rudolph. The ten bold-faced clues all have something to do with the Christmas Eve trip of Santa. I believe it gives an enjoyable look at a secular part of Christmas, though it is intended to be light and fun, not deep. Juniors and seniors in high school should do well getting through it on their own. Younger students may well be better off working in groups, or even as a class.
Remember! The point of a crossword is to have a little fun/challenge while you are learning something. You are not supposed to know each answer right away upon glancing at the clue. It would be no fun if you did. You’d have LEARNED nothing. (This is a message that might be imparted to your students.) I try to phrase enough of the clues so that a student/person will know many of the answers immediately . . . the rest of the clues I want to challenge the doer a little bit. When they’ve learned something through being challenged they’ll appreciate their accomplishment, and the experience, a lot more. (My solution/answer page will also include explanations of some of the more difficult clues.)