Sunday, December 27

ESL Crossword - December Festivals and Events

This week's Pre-Intermediate level English activity is a crossword puzzle about famous people and events, and festivals and celebrations that are associated with the month of December.



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Click on the link below to do an interactive version of the crossword and check your answers:

December - Interactive English Language Crossword Puzzle >>




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Interactive Crossword Puzzles for English Language Learners >>

Popular December festivals, holidays and special days:

December 11-19 - Chanukah
December 18 - Islamic New Year
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 26 - Boxing Day
December 26 - January 1 - Kwanzaa
December 31 - New Years Eve
December 31 - Scottish New Year Festival, Hogmanay

Some famous people born in December:

December 1, 1940 - comedian Richard Pryor
December 2, 1859 - French artist Georges Seurat
December 2, 1863 - newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst
December 2, 1923 - Opera singer Maria Callas
December 2, 1981 - singer Britney Spears
December 3, 1857 - author Joseph Conrad
December 3, 1948 - singer & reality TV personality Ozzy Osbourne
December 4, 1866 - artist Wassily Kandinsky
December 4, 1970 - rapper Jay-Z
December 5, 1906 - Film Director Otto Preminger
December 6, 1896 - composer Ira Gershwin
December 8, 1542 - Mary Queen of Scots
December 8, 1943 - rock singer Jim Morrison
December 8, 1966 - singer Sinead O'Connor
December 9, 1608 - English poet John Milton
December 10, 1830 - poet Emily Dickinson
December 11, 1918 - Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
December 12, 1915 - singer FranK Sinatra
December 14, 1503 - prophet Nostradamus
December 14, 1979 - British football player Michael Owen
December 15, 0037 - Nero, Emperor of Rome
December 15, 1892 - oil magnate J Paul Getty
December 16, 1770 - composer Ludwig van Beethoven
December 16, 1775 - novelist Jane Austen
December 16, 1917 - science fiction author Arthur C Clarke
December 18, 1947 - film director Steven Spielberg
December 18, 1963 - actor Brad Pitt
December 19, 1915 - French singer Edith Piaf
December 21, 1940 - musician Frank Zappa
December 21, 1966 - actor Keifer Sutherland
December 22, 1858 - Italian composer Giacomo Puccini
December 24, 1922 - actress Ava Gardner
December 24, 1971 - singer Ricky Martin
December 25, 1642 - scientist Sir Isaac Newton
December 26, 1791 - mathematician Charles Babbage
December 26, 1940 - record producer Phil Spector
December 27, 1822 - scientist Louis Pasteur
December 28, 1954 - actor Denzel Washington
December 29, 1946 - singer Marianne Faithfull
December 30, 1975 - golfer Tiger Woods
December 30, 1865 - author Rudyard Kipling
December 31, 1869 - artist Henri Matisse
December 31, 1948 - singer Donna Summer




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