VOCABULARY 11: CHRISTMAS

VOCABULARY 11: CHRISTMAS

Hello everybody! Christmas is coming and that´s why today we´re going to talk about Christmas vocabulary. How many words are you able to say right now? Make a list. If your list isn´t very long, you may need to read this post. As you can see, this is a present for you. Go on and don´t look a gift horse in the mouth!

According to Wordreference (one of our favourite online dictionaries) Christmas is ‘the annual festival of the Christian church commemorating Jesus´birth celebrated in the Western Church on December 25’. But, in general, we can talk abour Christmastime, that is the season of Christmas expending from Dec 24 (Christmas Eve) to Jan 6, the festival of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night).

But, let´s talk about vocabulary!

DECORATION & FURNITURE

*Candle

*Chimney

*Christmas tree

*Mistletoe

*Ornament

*Tinsel

*Christmas lights

*Star

*Stocking

*Wreath

*Holly

*Snowman, snowflakes

*Bells

*Poinsettia

*Snow globe

FOOD

*Christmas cake

*Egg-nog

*Turkey

*Candy cane

*Gingerbread man

*Pudding

*Mashed potatoes

*Gravy

*Cranberry sauce

*Roast beef

*Apple pie

CHRISTIANITY

*Bethlehem

*Jesus

*Joseph

*Angel

*The Nativity

*Nativity play

*Shepherd

*The star of the Bethlehem

*Christmas carol

*Christian

*Christ

*Carolers

*The Three Wise Men

FATHER CHRISTMAS / SANTA CLAUS + PRESENTS

*Reindeer

*Elf

*Sleigh

*North Pole

*Santa´s sack

*Santa´s hat

*Christmas card

*Gift /  Present

*A ribbon

*Wrapping paper

NEW YEAR

*New Year´s Resolutions

*New Year´s Eve

*New Year´s Day

COMMON EXPRESSIONS

*Merry Christmas! / Happy Christmas! / Merry Christmas and Happy New Near!

*Wishing you a prosperous New Year!

*All the best for the coming year!

*Seasons greatings!

IDIOMS

*Don´t look a gift horse in the mouth

*Christmas comes but once a year

*Cold turkey

*Lit up like a Christmas tree

*To cancel someone Christmas

*Like turkeys voting for an early Christmas

*Eat, drink and be merry

*In the holiday spirit

*Don´t be a Scrooge

And that´s all for today.

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