Christmas Corner

We have many Christmas-themed resources for your family to enjoy during your homeschool journey in December. Here’s a roundup of lessons and videos on the site. Be sure to check back as this list is going to GROW! Please note: the specific titles available each Christmas season is subject to change.

Prince of Peace: Relive the Christmas story in this fascinating 3D animation spectacular. See the story unfold as Mary and Joseph are visited by angels while Herod plots to erase any competition to his throne. (worksheet included)

Go Look in the Manger: Eight-year-old Ricky borrows his mother’s favorite record to take to school for show-and-tell on the condition that, if it is broken, he will get no Christmas presents. (worksheet included)

Candy Maker’s Christmas: “Only the finest for the king,” cheers the candy maker as he mixes and stirs and twirls his latest creation. As he walks into the snowy night, August is certain that he has made the perfect Christmas present for the royal family. (worksheet included)

Micah’s Christmas Treasure: Micah, a poor shepherd boy, makes a wonderful discovery amidst the tumult and uncertainty of ancient Israel at the time of Christ’s birth. After Roman tax collectors punish their family for being unable to pay their taxes, young Micah and his sister, Rachel, set out to acquire the treasure that will save their home. Their quest takes them on an adventure that puts them in the middle of one of history’s greatest moments. Due to licensing restrictions at this time, this video is only available to members in North America. (worksheet included)

Christmas Is: An animated classic about Benji, a disappointed little boy who must play the second shepherd in the school play — again. Disappointment turns to joy when a daydream transports him and his lovable pooch, Waldo, back to the first Christmas. There the second shepherd shares with them the angels’ message–that Jesus is born in Bethlehem! Due to licensing restrictions at this time, this video is only available to members in North America. (worksheet included)

The City That Forgot About Christmas: The story of a woodcarver who lived in a village that had forgotten about Christmas. When he taught the children of the town about the birth of Jesus, the uncaring village was filled with the joy of Christ. Due to licensing restrictions at this time, this video is only available to members in North America. (worksheet included)

A Stableboy’s Christmas: This award-winning dramatic special finds 10-year-old Tammy traveling back in time to the first Christmas in Bethlehem and witnessing the little stableboy’s act of unselfish love when he gives the Christ child his pet lamb. Tammy then realizes how sharing presents with others is a way of sharing God’s love at Christmas. Due to licensing restrictions at this time, this video is only available to members in North America.

Children’s Heroes of the New Testament: Episode 1: Jesus’ Birth and Youth: All children love stories, and the timeless stories of the Bible speak to young hearts and minds just as powerfully as they do to adults. This episode is a wonderful way to introduce young children to the birth and early days of Jesus Christ. These animated programs are based squarely on Biblical accounts and interpreted at a child’s level.

Jesus, He Lived Among Us: He was born in humble obscurity, yet His family had to flee to save Him from a jealous ruler. He forgave sins, healed the sick, and gave hope to the downhearted and oppressed, yet He was despised and rejected by many. He spoke the truth even when it was dangerous to do so. He willingly laid down His life and then rose again, conquering the power of death!

Bed Bug Bible Gang Christmas Show: The bedbugs have been busy learning their lines for their biggest show of the year—a show all about Jesus’ birthday! You’re sure to enjoy hearing the bedbugs tell the stories of Mary’s Surprise, The Wise Men, and The Shepherds of Bethlehem.

A Savior is Born: It’s one of the most familiar stories in human history: the birth of Jesus in a lowly manger in Bethlehem. A Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Yet, how can we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of our Savior in our frantic, consumer-driven society? How do we make sure the Christmas holiday remains a Holy Day?

The Ride: A Christmas Eve Parable: It’s Christmas Eve in the suburbs of Chicago and a bored and disengaged taxi driver reluctantly accepts one more pickup. He soon begins to suspect that his passenger is planning to commit suicide. The cabbie prolongs the ride in an uncharacteristic attempt to connect and help. See how grace invades the hearts of both men in this powerful short film by Dallas Jenkins, director of What If…

The Christmas Story: Discover what the first Christmas may have been like. Join Dámaris Carbaugh and the Discovery Singers, along with a few shepherds, Mary, Joseph, and some of their four-legged friends for this very special musical presentation.

The Christmas Experience: (feature movie or 6-part Bible study) An imaginative Bible-based reenactment that examines the important truths discovered in the first Christmas, including that God always keeps His promises. Those who feel like it’s always winter and never Christmas often feel distanced from God. But through these resources, and the story of Christmas, we find that we can always trust God’s timing.

Christmas-Themed Lessons

Advent Mini Unit

Found in our Unit Studies and More section.

Adventures with Books

Christmas and Gingerbread

Animal Science

Animals of the Nativity


Christmas Architecture (Gingerbread Houses)

Achieving Art Success with ArtAchieve

Level II, Lesson 6: The German Nutcracker

Level II, Lesson 13: The Polish Szopka

Level IV, Lesson 8: The Stained Glass Nativity Window

Bible Adventures 

Birth of the King

(Multiple languages available)


Christmas Budgets

Elementary Art

Advent Art

Reader’s Theater

Various poems

Daily Writing

Various Christmas-themed Prompts in the December Lists

Ditch the Desk

Candy Canes

Gifts and Winter

History of the Christmas Tree

Keeping Christ in Christmas and Character Before Curriculum

The Real Saint Nicholas

Everyday Copywork

See the Christmas section of the Everyday Copywork archive

Everyday Easels

St. Joseph the Carpenter by Georges de La Tour

Presentation of Christ in the Temple by Giovanni di Paolo

Tree of Jesse

Fun with Memorization

Luke 2:8-14 (KJV)

History of Hanukkah

Found in our Unit Studies and More section.

Homegrown Parenting

Beyond Toys and Games

Christmas Reading for the Whole Family

Kinetic Connections

Christmas Ideas


Christmas in the Barn

The Gift of the Magi

Why the Chimes Rang

Luke 2


Special Christmas Lesson


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Literature Kits

The Quiltmaker’s Gift

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


Christmas Changes


Lesson 10: Projects (Photo Gifts You Can Create)

Photography Challenge

Challenge to keep your skills sharp over the holidays

Pre-K Activities: Read and Play

Matthew 2 and Luke 1-2

Reading Lists (Monthly Book List)

Christmas Parts One, Two, and Three

Renaissance History

A Renaissance Christmas

Schoolhouse Spelling

A number of Christmas-related activities are built in

Simply Shakespeare

Rest Ye Merry-A Shakespearean Celebration

Studio Art for Teens

Wonderful Christmas Gift Ideas and Art

Angels in Art

Snow and Ice in Art and Literature

Bells in Art, Literature, and Music


Joy to the World



Click for DOZENS more resources

12 Days of Christmas: Encouragement Articles for Parents

Cranberry Christmas E-Book

Homespun Holidays Fall/Winter E-Book

Christmas Spelling Fun

Spelling practice, coloring, dot-to-dot, handwriting practice, Christmas decoding, and a fun printable story project for lower elementary students

Decorate the Christmas Cookies

Coloring fun with simple handwriting practice for PreK/K

The People and Places of Christmas

Unit can be found in A Study of Extraordinary Women of the Bible.

Writing: Design Your Own Winter Wonderland

This Writing Unit Study can be found in our Holiday Unit Studies collection.