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Do you think that there is something magical about December? Is it because of the snow? Maybe the feeling of having those incredible family moments near the fireplace while watching ideal snowflakes outside? Or is it because during wintertime we have the happiest holidays, like Christmas?
When December approaches, you can feel the joy, love, and family moments in the air. Imagine your Christmas morning. You are opening your presents with your siblings while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. It's snowing outside, and you're in pajamas, covered with blankets, watching Christmas movies the whole day. Is there anything better than that?
Actually, there is.
The satisfaction of preparing presents and Christmas cards for your loved ones.
So, before Christmas comes, make sure you have prepared all the presents on time and you've written Christmas cards for everyone.
We've got you covered. No matter if you don’t know what to write on your cards, you want to make some delicious Christmas traditional food or recall some words and phrases related to Christmas, in the following lines, you can find the 50 most lovely Christmas words and phrases.
Everything is related to Christmas, even learning. The time is always right for improving your vocabulary. That’s why you should study the following holiday words and phrases, or if you are already familiar with them, to remind yourself.
If you want to be sure you’ve memorized them all correctly, you can practice with English tutors. When Christmas comes, everyone will be impressed with your rich vocabulary.
The most used and famous greeting is ‘Merry Christmas.’ Besides other well-known differences between British English and American English, put this one on the list, too. In British English, it is ‘Happy Christmas,’ while Americans use ‘Merry Christmas.’
This is one of the holiday phrases that can be used for any celebration day. Therefore, no matter if it’s Christmas, Easter, or New Year, if you use ‘Happy Holidays,’ you won’t make a mistake.
This greeting is used either for Christmas or New Year.
Happy New Year!
In December, we don’t celebrate Christmas only. Oh, no, the celebration continues several days after Christmas. When you’re saying goodbye to the old and greeting the new year, you express it with a simple ‘Happy New Year!’
Christmas figures are used worldwide to spread joy and love.
So, let’s remember some of them.
St. Nicholas (St. Nick)
All of these words are used for Santa. He is a legendary Christmas character who brings gifts to well-behaved children on the night of 24th December. He is a jolly older man, with a white beard and sometimes glasses, wearing a red coat with a fur collar.
Santa’s little helpers make toys in Santa’s workshop and take care of his raindeers.
Cute little messengers, angels take a significant role in the Christmas story. They are also an inevitable Christmas decoration on a tree.
Responsible for frosty weather, this character is also known as Old Man Winter. He brings cold weather and winter.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without decoration and ornaments.
Although we’re sure that you know all the words and phrases related to Christmas decorations, it wouldn’t hurt to recall some of them.
Tree topper; Star
Eating too much candy isn’t healthy, that’s true. But everyone can enjoy a little more of them on Christmas.
This year, forget about the diet, take a look, and pick up some ideas for Christmas sweets.
There’s nothing better than to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate on Christmas night while enjoying a Christmas movie with your loved ones.
White with red stripes and peppermint flavor, this candy is one of the main symbols of Christmas.
One of the joys of the Christmas holidays is sugar cookies. Enjoy making them with your family and decorate them with sprinkles or sugar.
Gingerbread cookies, manor house; This biscuit is made of gingerbread shaped as human, although gingerbread house is often made for Christmas.
Served hot or cold, Christmas pudding is traditionally served as a Christmas dinner in the UK and Ireland, although many western countries accepted this yummy tradition.
Right at the beginning, let’s remind ourselves of some of the phrases about the Christmas season.
It is a special calendar we use to count the remaining days until Christmas day. Today, there are many different advent calendars, such as those specially designed for kids, adults, etc.
It’s fun to follow the days in the calendar, so if you want the feeling to be completely festive, get one.
The evening before Christmas day, we prepare for the Christmas celebration.
The birth of Jesus Christ, a spiritual leader, is celebrated on 25th December. We find presents under the Christmas tree and spend time with our families.
Christmas time is the time of the year when people are ready to celebrate Christmas. It includes the time from 24th December to 6th January.
Christmas cards are greeting cards we sent for Christmas. You can make them yourself or buy them. With plenty of creative ideas for Christmas cards on the internet, we suggest this year to make them.
Is there someone who doesn’t like presents? Only Grinch. But even he starts liking them in the end.
Christmas is the perfect time of the year to give presents to your loved ones and to receive gifts. It’s not important which word you will use, presents or gifts, as long as you enjoy this tradition.
When you make a list of your wishes for Christmas, you usually hope that they will come true. Share it with your family members so that they come true.
You’ll need all these materials to decorate Christmas cards or wrap presents.
Making or buying Christmas presents doesn’t necessarily have to be something expensive and huge. Often, the point of gifts is in creativity and the fact that you gave them from the heart. You can prepare small presents that can suit Christmas stockings, too.
What is Christmas without a Christmas tree and a wreath, or that beautiful plant poinsettia. Oh, and the romantic mistletoe everyone craves to stand under with their love.
While you are decorating your tree and putting a wreath in the right place, don’t forget to practice these expressions.
If you thought we forgot about the Snowman and Christmas songs, check again.
Everything so far would be in vain if in your Christmas vocabulary you didn't include the following words and phrases.
This year perhaps you won’t hear Christmas carols on every corner like you used to, but it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to make your own playlist of favorite Christmas carols.
Children or adults, we all love to make a Snowman. So, don’t avoid making him this year. When it comes to Christmas, we are all kids deep inside.
If it’s been a while you haven’t read the story or watched Nutcracker, put it on the list as one of the movies you should watch on Christmas day.
So, here you are. Some of the sweetest, and warmest Christmas words and phrases you don’t want to forget to use this year.
Besides these ones, there are many more you can include in your personal dictionary.
Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings, Happy New Year
Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle - all names for Santa. Jack Frost, Elves, Angels
Twinkle lights, Candles, Candy canes, Christmas Eve, Advent Calendar
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