christmas vocabulary

 

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Christmas is a time of festivities, sharing, and experiencing beautiful traditions that have been passed from generation to generation. No matter the place or the religion, Christmas is celebrated in one way or another, that’s why we recommend that you learn the different words that are used in different holidays around the world.

We will talk about the typical food, the holiday symbols, and their meaning, the most used phrases, and much more:

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Happy Holidays

Season’s Greetings

Merry Christmas

CHRISTMAS AND CHRISTMAS GIFTS

North pole

Reindeers 

Gifts

Christmas Cards

Stocking

Toys

Shepherd

Sleigh

Snow

Snowman

Christmas Eve

Snowflakes

Chimney

Santa

DECORATIONS

Ribbon

Wrapping Paper

Candles

Ornaments

Christmas Lights

Bells

Tinsel

Christmas Tree

CHRISTMAS FOOD

Candy

 Candy Cane

 Hot Chocolate

Cookies

 Milk

 Christmas Pudding

 Mince Pie

 Eggnog

IMPORTANT CHRISTMAS SYMBOLS AROUND THE WORLD

The Christmas vocabulary does not only comprehend food, simple words, or phrases, there are also symbols, traditions, and a whole repertoire of activities.

We have grouped some of the most important and universally used words, that will help you to broaden your vocabulary.

MANGER

It represents the arrival of Jesus to the world. Its essential figures are the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, and the Child Jesus, along with the mule and the ox. Other figures are the Three Wise Men (Melchor, Gaspar, Baltazar) and the shepherds.

CHRISTMAS TREE

It refers to Paradise’s tree, to the original sin, and the figure of Jesus as the redeemer of sins, but also it is a symbol of eternal life.

The typical Christmas tree decorations are:

* The star

* The balls, originally apples, in reference to temptations

* Garlands and tinsels, a symbol of unity and joy

Lights, symbolizing the light of Jesus that illuminates the world.

CHRISTMAS WREATH

It is used to represent the four-week advent period that precedes the arrival of Christmas. It is made of pine or branches.

COMMON CHRISTMAS PHRASES

  • We wish you a merry Christmas!
  • Santa likes to eat cookies and drink milk at Christmas
  • Christmas is the best holiday of the year
  • Christmas Dinner is a beautiful tradition
  • I have to buy presents for my family
  • Ho ho ho!
  • My children wrote a Christmas list for Santa
  • Christmas dinner

KEEP PRACTICING YOUR VOCABULARY!

If you keep practicing with us, then we know that your holiday experience Will be a lot happier now! From now on, Christmas Will not only be a beautiful holiday of the year, but it will also allow you to practice the «Christmas vocabulary» that you have learned.

Now you can go on a holiday trip to the US or England, knowing that you will have a good time during that time with the vocabulary that you have acquired.

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