Xmas vocabulary

Xmas vocabulary


Christmas – the annual Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ

Xmas – abbreviation or informal term for Christmas

Christmas Day – the birthday of Jesus Christis, December 25th

Christams Eve – the evening or day before Christmas Day, December 24th

Christams holidays – the holiday period for about a week before and after Christmas Day

Christmas cake – a rich fruit cake covered with white icing eaten at Christmas

Christmas card – a greetings card that people send to friends and family around Christmas time

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

Christmas tree – an evergreen tree (a pine tree) that people decorate with lights, ornaments and tinsels at Christmas

Christmas present – a gift or present given at Christmas

Christams cracker – a decorated paper tube that makes a sharp noise („crack!”) and releases a small toy when two people pull it apart

Christmas pudding a traditional dessert made of dried fruit soaked in alcohol, eaten on Christmas Day

Santa Claus – an imaginary being who brings presents for children on the night before Christmas Day (also known as Father Christmas), traditionally an old man with a red suit and white beard

reindeer – a deer with large antlers found in some cold climates, it is believed to pull the sleigh for Santa Claus

sleigh – a sledge or light cart on runners pulled by horses or reindeer over snow and ice

decoration – an object that adds beauty to something, ornament

tinsel – a decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil, traditionally used at Christmas

egg-nog – a traditional Christmas drink made of alcohol with beaten eggs and milk

gingerbread man – a biscuit or cookie made of gingerbread, usually in the shape of a stylized human, although other shapes, especially seasonal themes like Christmas

snow – water vapour from the sky that falls as white flakes and covers the ground


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