The Center For The New American Dream has a good booklet in PDF form called “Simplify The Holidays.” Its language is not accessible to anyone other than advanced English Language Learners, but teachers can modify it for classroom use. It provides a lot of good information to help students think critically about the massive consumption focus of culture during this time of the year.
You have to register in order to gain access to the PDF, but it just takes a few seconds.
To quote from the website, the Center “helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice.” They have a fair amount of good materials on the site.
I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa.
I learned about this site from the LIbrarian’s Internet Index, which will be on my upcoming “The Best Places to Find Educational Websites” list.