People all over the world celebrate Christmas. We have Christmas foods. We have Christmas songs. We tell Christmas stories. In all these celebrations and traditions there are many different words. But in this blog post, we would like to share a Christmas word list with you that tells about some of these words!
How many of these words do you already know?
Advent – n. in the Christian religion: the period of the four weeks before Christmas
angel – n. a spirit who is sent by God, usually as a messenger
announcement – n. Something that is communicated publicly; something that is declared officially
bells – n. an instrument that makes a musical sound
Bethlehem – n. the town where Jesus was born
candy canes – n. a stick of hard red and white sugar with a curved end
celebrate – v. to do something enjoyable for a holiday or special event; to honor a person or event with special activities
chimney – n. a part of a building that allows smoke from a fire to rise out into the outside air, especially the part that is above the roof
Christmas cookies – n. a sweet baked food that is usually small, flat, and round and is made with flour and sugar, especially made at Christmastime
Christmas tree – n. an evergreen tree that people put in their houses and decorate for Christmas
December – n. the last month of the year
decorations – n. something that looks nice or pretty that you put in a place or on top of something to make it look more attractive
happy – adj. pleased; satisfied; feeling good; not sad
holly – n. A small tree with dark green leaves and bright red berries, especially used to decorate at Christmas
holy – adj. connected to God in religion; very religious or morally good
jolly – adj. full of happiness and joy; happy and cheerful
lights – n. small white or differently colored electric lights spaced evenly along a cable and used for decoration, especially at Christmas.
merry – adj. happy and full of cheer
miracle – n .a wonderful work done by the power of God
Noel – n. another word for Christmas, Noel comes from a latin verb meaning “to be born”
presents – n. something you give to someone, often to celebrate a special event
reindeer – n. a large kind of deer that lives in cold northern areas of the world
Rudolph – n. the name of a character in the popular Christmas story and song called “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
sled – n. (mostly US) a small vehicle that is used for moving over snow and ice, most often used by children
snowflakes – n. soft, white pieces of frozen water that fall from the sky, usually in winter or when the air temperature is very cold
star – n. a mass of gas that usually appears as a small light in the sky at night, but is not a planet; in the Christmas story, a sign that led people to the baby Jesus
toys – n. something a child plays with
winter – n. the coldest time of year, between autumn and spring
wrapping paper – n. colored paper that you use to wrap presents
wreath – n. an arrangement of leaves, flowers, fruits, etc., in the shape of a circle that people use to decorate their houses at Christmastime
Now that you know these words, visit some of our Christmas programs linked above and see if you can recognize any of these words!
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