Christmas was a few days ago but I wanted to take the time to gather all of the pictures together of my take on how Korea celebrates Christmas. This Santa Claus is next door to Indigo where we teach. When you walk by it, the Gangnam style song plays and he dances. I have video that will be a future conleys overseas episode.
In my classes we talked about Christmas and had the students do crossword puzzles and worksheets. We also discussed the differences between Christmas in America and Korea. There are a few things but overall it wasn’t too much different.
I let the students write what they wanted for Christmas on the board.
Sarah had her students color christmas lights and put their names on them.
My students did a lot of Christmas worksheets that helped build their vocabulary words, and I put them up in my classroom.
Here is the tree that is up in the lobby:
The day before Christmas, we had a Christmas party and the students made Christmas cards.
Some students colored these and gave them to us.
Today was our last day of work before the break!
No school until January 6th!
Stay tuned for more!
To coincide with my “Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies,” I decided to make a “Top 5 Awfully Good Christmas Movies.” The idea came to me when my friends, Johannes and Sebastian reminded me of a film we watched at their family Christmas in Southern Bavaria several years ago. That film is in the #1 spot. Enjoy!
5. Santa With Muscles (1996)
Hulk Hogan gets amnesia and thinks he is Santa Claus.
4. Jack Frost (1998)
Michael Keaton is a musician who dies in an accident but gets reincarnated as a Snowman because his son played a magic harmonica.
3. Jingle All the Way (1996)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, and Phil Hartman. It seems you couldn’t go wrong with this combination, but they did.
2. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
As if this needed a plot. Christmas is in danger but don’t worry because Ernest comes to the rescue. I couldn’t find a trailer so this is the entire film!
1. Santa’s Slay (2005)
This film is about a homicidal Santa Claus who goes around murdering everyone!
What are your favorite Awfully Good Christmas Movies?
Leave them in the comments below!
It is getting very cold here in Sinpyeong, that term of course is relative depending on where you live. Our bathroom doesn’t have any heating and there is a window that just lets all the cold air in so it’s freezing even when you are showering.
So Sarah and I put up cardboard and packing paper to try to keep the heat out. D.I.Y. style!
So far so good.
So it is Friday once again which means we have our special classes. This week we did crafts with a Christmas theme. The students made stockings and wrote “Merry Christmas” or “Merry X-Mas” or “Meris” on them. Some did better than others with spelling but more importantly they all had fun.
Next week we are having a Christmas Party with the kids and it should be a lot of fun!
Christmas is only a week away but here in Korea it’s mostly just the one day off with church for the churchgoers. We were feeling a bit nostalgic for the holiday season so I wanted to do an episode on my top 5 Christmas movies.
What are your favorite Christmas movies?
Let us know in the comments below.