Christmas Word List 1

List of useful Christmas vocabulary words

Christmas in English speaking countries is a big deal, and there are many different celebrations going on at this time of year. Knowing these words is also really helpful for explaining the things that you like to do at Christmas or how it is celebrated in your own country.

Advent – The month leading up to Christmas.

Аngel – Often depicted as a beautiful human-like being with wings and white robes who is a spiritual being acting as a messenger of God.

BerryA small round fruit.

Bethlehem – The small town in the Middle East believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ/

Christmas stocking – In some countries children hand stockings (long socks) at the end of their bed or in front of the fire for Santa to fill with presents.

Chimney – A vertical pipe in a house that allows smoke and gases to escape from a fireplace. Santa Claus is said to come down the chimney with gifts for the children.

Christ – The title of Jesus – Jesus Christ, the Christian messiah.

Christian – A person who believes in Christianity.

Christianity- The religion based on the teachings and person of Jesus Christ.

Christmas- The annual Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas Day is on 25 December.

Christmas cake – This is a rich fruit cake covered with white icing, eaten at Christmas.

Christmas card – A greetings card that people send to friends and family at Christmas – the first Christmas cards were sent in the 19th Century.

Christmas carol – A religious song or popular hymn that people sing at Christmas.

Christmas Day – 25 December, the birthday of Jesus Christ

Christmas Eve – the evening or day before Christmas Day (24 December)

Christmas holidays – The holiday period for about a week before and after Christmas Day.

Christmas present – a gift or present given at Christmas

Christmas tree – An evergreen tree that people decorate with lights and ornaments at Christmas.

Cracker – A decorated paper tube that makes a sharp noise (“crack!”) and releases a small toy when

two people pull it apart.

Christmas Sale – Just after the Christmas holiday many shops sell their products at greatly discounted prices – these are the Christmas Sales.

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