While reading English Victorian literature during the holidays, why not have some fun? The week before Christmas you can assign the students to complete research on the Victorian period and the Victorian Christmas. Then, on the last day or two before break, the students share what they learned as well as their project. Students can research one of four categories: Victorian Food, Gifts, Entertainment, and Decorations. It's a party, but the students are learning about the Victorian period and the history of Christmas. The kids had a blast with this!