History of Christmas: Lesson for Kids


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Who determined that December 25 would be the official date of Christmas?

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1. What was the original name of the official Christmas holiday on December 25?

2. The _____ were a group of people who believed that some Christians in the 1600s were living with too much extravagance.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Christmas is an old holiday that has changed in many ways over time. You will be tested on the date of December 25 as well as the original name of Christmas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz you will:

  • Name the group of people who disagreed with how Christians in the 1600s lived their lives
  • Tell who reinstated Christmas after it was stopped in 1645
  • Point out when the first tree was decorated for the Christmas holiday

Skills Practiced

  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer a question about the original name for Christmas
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about a group of people who didn't like the way that Christians lived during the 1600s
  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson about the person who decided December 25 would be the official date of Christmas

Additional Learning

To learn more about this holiday, the lesson called History of Christmas: Lesson for Kids will teach you about:

  • Why Christmas is special to Christians
  • The meaning of the word nativity
  • What Christmas carols are often about