I hope you will join me as we journey to find Christmas on each of the seven continents that we may never physically visit. To learn about and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of their Christmas traditions.
If you happen to live in, or have visited one of these countries during Christmas, I hope you will enhance our journey together by visiting your country's post and sharing your experiences with us in the comments. I won't be going in any certain order, but I have listed them below in continent order.
Want a more in depth study? Check out our Christmas Around the World study guide full of lesson ideas, online study tools, printables and booklists to help you include the study of Christmas in your homeschool this year!
Christmas in Asia
From all day services in Korea to Christmas that is more like Valentines Day in China to the origins of Frankincense and Myrrh in Israel, Asia has some amazing Christmas customs, and some that will surprise you. Click the country names below to read about Christmas in each one. Most have printables, activities and links to other study helps included as well.
- Greece – Christmas Eve
- Greece – Christmas
- Middle East
Christmas in Australia
Not only would Santa melt from the heat wearing his red winter suit in Australia in December, but his reindeer would die of heat exhaustion in such sweltering heat! No reindeers and sleighs there! Click through to read about Christmas traditions down under.
Christmas in Europe
Some of the best Christmas stories and Christmas carols originate in this part of the world, and some of the best Christmas food traditions do too! Enjoy your Gingerbread, Christmas Candy and Chocolate, while you learn the tales of everything from generous old men to wandering witches at Christmastime in Europe.
- France – coming soon!
- German Christmas Traditions
- Basque, Spain
Christmas in North America
Home to Santa and Elf on the Shelf, whether the weather forecast includes sand or snow you'll enjoy seeing what these countries have in common during the holidays! And don't miss these fun Christmas games and ideas for planning a fabulous but frugal Christmas party!
- Dominican Republic
- Dominican Republic 2 – coming soon!
- Puerto Rico – coming soon!
- United States and Electric Christmas Lights
- Christmas in the South, USA
Christmas in South America
Nativities are big in South America at Christmas. You'll love seeing all the different ones we share along with their unique holiday customs and traditions.