Christmas- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Text Re-ordering

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Mixed up Xmas song

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas text reordering

Put the lines a, b and c in order to follow the first line of each verse below, using the meaning, rhymes, etc.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
a) Our troubles will be out of sight

b) Let your heart be light
c) From now on

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
a) From now on
b) Make the Yuletide gay
c) Our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
a) Happy golden days of yore
b) Gather near to us once more

c) Faithful friends who are dear to us

Through the years 
a) If the Fates allow
b) We all will be together
c) And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

d) Hang a shining star upon the highest bough

Listen to the song or your teacher to check.

 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas vocabulary

Find old-fashioned or poetic words in the song that mean the same as these common modern English words:

  • branch
  • again
  • a long time ago
  • Christmas time
  • happy

 

Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas discussion

  • Does this song make you feel happy or sad?
  • Why do you think some people get especially sad around Christmas time?
  • What can be done to help such people?

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