Feedback from Mr. S. Claus (letter down the chimney)

Mr. Claus says: Ho Ho Ho Ho! Thank you for your podcasts.
My reindeers really like listening to Reza and Craig as they pull the sleigh through the snow here in Lapland. Rudolph would like to ask if you can sing one verse of the song ‘Rudoph the red nose reindeer’. It would make his Christmas very happy and full of good cheer.
Keep up the good work in 2016.
Un abrazo. Your red-nosed friend Santa Claus.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games.”
Christmas vocabulary in Episode 10 and Christmas customs in episode 39

Vocabulary Review:

December 24th – Christmas Eve
December 25th – Christmas Day
Boxing Day = el 26 de diciembre, día festivo en Gran Bretaña
January 1st – New Year’s Day
December 31st – New Year’s Eve
January 6th – The day of the (three) Kings, or “Epiphany”
wrapping paper = papel de envolver/papel de regalo
¡Feliz Navidad! – Happy Christmas! / Merry Christmas! – “We wish you a merry Chrismas and a happy New Year.”
¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo! – “All the best for the coming year.”
¡Felices fiestas! – Season’s greetings! Happy holidays!
¡Salud! – Cheers! (“Slainte” in Ireland)

More vocabulary:

Father Christmas (Santa Claus)
Christmas card (list) – We spoke about sending Christmas cards in episode 79
Christmas collocations: Christmas tree, Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, Christmas presents, Christmas carols, Christmas stocking, Christmas lights, Christmas ornaments, Christmas crackers
Christmas candle (vela de navidad). Candle = vela (la vela de un barco se llama “sail”)
tinsel (oropel, espumillón)
mistletoe – muérdago
holly – acebo
manger – pesebre, comedero
sleigh – trineo
shepherd (a keeper of sheep) – pastor, pastora

A Christmas Poem

Christmas comes only once a year,
And before you know it it’s already here.
Family fights and Christmas Eve stress,
Leaves me exhausted and praying for rest.
Thinking what presents to buy is quite hard,
But worse is the damage to my credit card.
I’m not complaining, I like wrapping presents,
But let’s forget turkey and start stuffing pheasants.
Turkey is dry and not very nice,
Why not paella at a much better price?
Tradition is fine, if it give satisfaction,
But the best thing about Christmas is human interaction.
Chistmas Riddles – Adivinanzas de Navidad
• Whats the best thing to put into a Christmas cake ?
– Your teeth

• What comes at the end of Christmas Day?
– The letter “Y”!

• What sort of ball doesn’t bounce?
– A snowball!

• How do you know when there is a snowman in your bed?
– You wake up wet!

• How do snowmen greet each other?
– Ice to meet you!

What do you call a deer with one eye?
No idea (no eye deer)

What do you call a dead deer with no eyes?
Still no idea (still no eye deer)

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