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Christmas Vocabulary


carol

This is a happy or religious song. Carol is usually sung at Christmas.

chimney

It is the place where Santa Claus comes to fill stockings with gifts for children.

Christmas

The origin of the word "Christmas" comes from "Christ" and the "Holy.Mass" . It is believed that the day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ.

Christmas Eve

The day before Christmas.December 24th.

Christmas tree

a fir tree which is decorated with things such as colored balls and kept in the home at Christmas. It might be real or artificial

eggnog

Eggnog is a popular drink throughout the United States and Canada, and is usually associated with winter celebrations such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.

gifts

a present which is given for the occasion. Christmas gifts may include flowers, books, clothes, Christmas cards, wine, cigar... Children 's gifts are usually put in stockings and hung near the chimney

mass

a Christian ceremony based on Jesus Christ's last meal with his disciples, the twelve men who were his followers.

merry Christmas

said at Christmas to wish people a pleasant and happy Christmas time

mistletoe

plant used as a Christmas decoration.

ornament

object used as decoration.

reindeer

a type of deer with large horns believed to pull a sleigh used by Santa Claus to travel.

Santa Claus

Also called Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply "Santa". He is an imaginary old man with a long beard, white hair and a red coat. He is believed by children to bring them gifts at Christmas

sleigh

Father Christmas travels in a sleigh pulled by reindeer

stockings

Christmas stockings are hung near the chimney on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to fill it with gifts for the children

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