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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas vocabulary

These are useful words and expressions that will help you talk about Christmas time:
Christmas tree


  • Christmas Holidays
  • 24th December - Christmas Eve
  • 25th December - Christmas Day
  • 31st December - New Year's Eve
  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • the night between 5th and 6th January - Twelfth Night
  • Santa Claus
  • 6th January - Epiphany 

  • Christmas dinner - a traditional meal on Christmas day
  • Christmas puddinga rich steamed pudding containing suet, dried fruit, spices, brandy, etc, served at Christmas
  • turkeya bird like a large chicken, traditionally eaten at Christmas
  • cracker - a decorated paper tube that makes a sharp noise and releases a small toy when two people pull it apart
Christmas dinner
roast turkey - from Wikimedia
Christmas pudding - from Wikimedia

wreath - from Wikimedia

Christmas decorations - from Wikimedia

  • Christmas treean evergreen tree (often a spruce) that people decorate with lights and ornaments at Christmas
  • Christmas decorationssomething that adds beauty; ornament
  • Christmas wreath - a circular band with flowers used for decoration, usually hung att front doors
  • mistletoea plant having yellowish flowers and white berries used in Christmas decorations
  • hollya tree or shrub with glossy leaves and red berries. 
    candle - from Wikimedia

  • ball - from Wikimedia
  • tinsela decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil, traditionally used at Christmas
  • angela spiritual being acting as a messenger of God (usually shown as a human being with wings)
  • stara bright point in the night sky which is a large, distant incandescent body like the sun
  • balls - spheres
  • stockinga close-fitting covering for the foot and part of the leg, of wool, cotton, nylon, etc. something resembling this
  • candlea long, usually slender piece of wax with a wick in the middle, burned to give light.

Advent calendar - from Wikimedia
  • Christmas presenta gift or present given at Christmas
  • Adventthe period beginning four Sundays before Christmas commemorating the Advent of Christ
  • Advent calendara large card with a brightly coloured sometimes tinselled design on it that contains small numbered doors for children to open on each of the days of Advent, revealing pictures beneath them
  • criba child's bed with enclosed sides. a box or bin for holding food for animals. a bin for storing grain, salt, etc.
  • gift - present
  • Santa Claus - Father Christmas the legendary patron saint of children, commonly identified with Saint Nicholas, who brings presents to children on Christmas Eve or, in some European countries, on Saint Nicholas' Day (often shorted to Santa)
  • chimneya vertical pipe in a house that allows smoke and gases to escape from a fireplace (Father Christmas traditionally enters a house through its chimney)
  • sleigha sledge or light cart on runners pulled by horses or reindeer over snow and ice
  • Midnight Mass - mass that takes place at 12.00 h on Christmas Eve
  • Christmas carol a religious song or popular hymn that people sing at Christmas
  • reindeer a deer with large antlers found in some cold climates (believed to pull the sleigh for Santa Claus or Father Christmas)
  • Santa Claus - from Wikimedia
    crib - from Wikimedia
  • gold, frankincense and myrrh - the presents the Magi are supposed to have taken to Jesus Christ when he was born

  • Merry Christmas!
  • Happy Christmas
  • Happy New Year!
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • Wishing you a prosperous New Year
  • All the best for the coming year
  • decorated city - from Wikimedia
  • Seasons Greetings!

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