In staying with the idea of cosmic education, I cant stress enough how important I think it is to discuss ALL of the holidays of the season- not just the one you and your family celebrate. Many children are in schools and city's with children who come from different cultural and religious backgrounds that only acknowledging your traditions can be a disservice to your child or students. I speak from experience-teaching in a classroom with kids from Sweden, Iceland, Mexico, England, Japan, and the United States- NOT acknowledging all of the season's holiday's can make children feel alienated or the ever dreadful feeling of being "different". My suggestions for how to honor all of the holidays are simple:
-If you have a christmas tree in your classroom, also have a menorah and a Kinara (similar to hanukah's menorah).
-If you are singing holiday songs, find songs for each holiday. One of each is plenty-no need to go overboard.
-Have your students bring in traditional foods or symbols of the holiday they celebrate.
-Invite parents or grandparents to come in and speak to the class about their family traditions.
With that said, Happy ChristmaHanuKwanza!