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Other Spanish video lessons about Christmas:

Spanish Christmas Vocabulary (Part 1)
Spanish Christmas Vocabulary (Part 2)
Spanish Christmas Vocabulary (Part 3)
Spanish Christmas Greetings / Wishes (Part 1)
Spanish Christmas Greetings / Wishes (Part 2)

In this free Spanish lesson we will see some more useful Christmas vocabulary in Spanish. This is the second of three Spanish lessons on the topic. In this lesson we will see, for example, how to say in Spanish: Papá Noel (Santa Claus / Father Christmas), Villancico (Christmas Carol), and Muñeco de nieve (Snowman). We will also talk more about The Three Kings (Los Reyes Magos). Nowadays Papá Noel is quite well-known in Spain, but the real stars of Christmas and the bringers of the presents are Los Reyes Magos. January 6th is probably the most special day for Spanish people at Christmas, marking the Day of the three wise men (Los Reyes Magos). Children write letters to Los Reyes Magos in December, or to their favorite King: Melchor, Gaspar or Baltasar. They write about the things they’d like to receive on the morning of the 6th of January and about their behaviour throughout the year. If they’ve been good, they get presents; if they’ve been bad, they get a piece of coal. On the night of the 5th, the kids put their shoes by the door before going to bed so that the Kings will know how many children live there. They also put out something to eat and drink for Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltasar and their camels. Christmas in Spain is fantastic because it lasts for ages: from Nochebuena on the 24th December to El día de Reyes on January 6th.

Lesson notes:

Papá Noel: Santa Claus / Father Christmas
Reno: Reindeer
Trineo: Sleigh
Los Reyes Magos: The Three Kings / The Three Wise Men
La cabalgata de los Reyes Magos: The procession of the Three Kings
La noche de Reyes: King´s Night
Lotería de Navidad: Christmas Lottery
Fuegos artificiales: Fireworks
Cohete: Rocket
Villancico: Christmas Carol
Muñeco de nieve: Snowman

Activity:

Translate the following…

Christmas Carol
Santa Claus / Father Christmas
Fireworks
Snowman

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Nochevieja
Misa de gallo
Regalo
El día de Navidad

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