Popular Christmas Words From A-Z

The Christmas season is a special time of year for many people in the world. The holiday has so many traditions and symbols that aren’t limited to one day on the calendar. If you’re looking for the perfect way to describe this wonderful holiday, take a look at these popular Christmas words listed from A to Z.

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Christmas Words A-C

Angels on the tree, cookies baking in the oven, chestnuts roasting – it must be Christmas! Whether you celebrate Christmas as a religious occasion, a secular holiday or part of the winter season, these Christmas vocabulary words that start with “A,” “B” and “C” appeal to all of your senses.

Advent

Advent calendar

angel

appreciative

baking

belief

bells

Bethlehem

beautiful

birth

blessing

Blitzen

boots

bow

box

Boxing Day

Buche de Noel

candle

candlelight

candy cane

card

caring

carol

caroling

celebrate

ceremony

ceremonious

charity

cheer

cheerful

chestnuts

chilly

chimney

chocolate

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Christmas tree

Christmastide

church

cider

coal

cold

cookies

Comet

cranberries

If you’re wondering what Buche de Noel is, you’re in for a treat! It’s the French name for a yule log, which is a flourless chocolate cake in the shape of a log. Try it out this year if you’re looking for something new to serve at your next holiday party.

Christmas Words D-I

This December, many people exchange gifts and decorate with garland – but don’t forget the figgy pudding! See how many of these D-I words to describe Christmas should be on your list.

Dancer

December

decorations

display

Donner

eggnog

elf

Emmanuel

epiphany

evergreen

exchange

faith

family

Father Christmas

Feliz Navidad

festive

figgy pudding

fir

fireplace

frankincense

Frosty

fruitcake

garland

generosity

gift

gingerbread

gingerbread house

glad tidings

Gloria

gold

goodwill

goose

grace

green

greetings

Grinch

holiday

holly

hot chocolate

hymn

ice skating

icicle

When someone wishes you a Feliz Navidad, they’re wishing you a Merry Christmas. Don’t be a Grinch – wish it right back! It’s a great way to spread glad tidings to your fellow man.

Christmas Words J-O

It may be the little drummer boy in Jerusalem, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, or the magic Christmas lights along the street. No matter what you love about Christmas, these words that start with “J,” “K,” “L,” “M,” “N,” and “O” will put you in the holiday mood.

Jack Frost

Jerusalem

Jesus

jingle bells

jolly

joy

Joyeux Noel

kings

King Wenceslaus

Krampus

Kris Kringle

lights

list

little drummer boy

love

magic

manger

Mary

Merry Christmas

miracle

mistletoe

mittens

music

myrrh

nativity

naughty

nice

Noel

North Pole

nutcracker

observance

opening presents

ornaments

You may have heard of Kris Kringle, another name for Santa Claus, but have you heard of Krampus? According to folklore from Central Europe, Krampus is a horned creature who punishes children who have been naughty. Unlike Kris Kingle, Krampus doesn’t reward the nice list.

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Christmas Words P-S

Season’s greetings! After you see Santa Claus in the Christmas parade, get that Christmas sweater and presents ready for the party. These Christmas words that start with P-S may make you want to create snow angels outside your door!

package

pageantry

parade

partridge

party

peace

peppermint

pine

poinsettia

popcorn

Prancer

presents

proclaim

receive

red

reindeer

rejoice

reverence

ribbon

Rudolph

sacred

Saint Nicholas

Santa Claus

savior

Scrooge

season’s greetings

secret Santa

shepherd

silver bells

sled

sleigh bells

snow

snow angel

snowman

special

spirit

star

stocking

sugarplum

surprise

sweater

symbol

Ebeneezer Scrooge, the main character from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has become a symbol of hard-heartedness and frugality during the holiday season. Scrooge’s selfish ways are challenged when he discovers the true spirit of Christmas with journeys to the past, present and future.

Christmas Words T-Z

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? Is it carving the turkey, hanging tinsel in the tree, or unwrapping all the toys? Even if your favorite part of the holiday season is being on vacation, these Christmas words from T-Z are sure to bring you tidings of joy.

Tannenbaum

Three Kings Day

tidings

tinsel

Tiny Tim

togetherness

toys

tradition

tree

trimming

turkey

unwrap

vacation

Vixen

wassail

white

winter

Winter Wonderland

wise men

wish

worship

workshop

wrapping paper

wreath

Xmas

yule log

yuletide

Three Kings Day, also known as El Dia del los Reyes or the Feast of the Epiphany, is celebrated in the Catholic faith in Spain and Latin America on January 6th. The holiday commemorates the last day of Christmas.

Printable Christmas Vocabulary Word List

There are so many great Christmas words, it can be hard to choose a few to use. Download and print this fun list of over 20 Christmas words for use in the classroom or at home.

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Get in the Christmas Spirit

Christmas has many words to describe it, but there’s nothing like being in the Christmas season itself. After you’ve put up your decorations and wrapped the gifts, it’s time for a laugh!

Happy Holidays

Christmas gets a lot of attention at the end of the year. However, it’s not the only winter holiday that people celebrate around the world. Learn more about the seven principles of Kwanzaa, which begins on December 26th. Or learn more about Hanukkah this year with these tips on how to wish someone a Happy Hanukkah.

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