Christmas is the annual celebration, by Christians, of the birth on 25 December of Jesus Christ, hence the name Christmas.
| The arrival of a person or an important event. Here it refers to the month before Christmas
and the arrival of Jesus.
The town thought to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
|Boxing Day|| In the UK, December 26 is called Boxing Day. It was traditionally a day to give presents|
to the poor.
|Candle||A round stick of wax with a central wick which is lit to give light as it burns.|
|Chimney|| A vertical structure which extends through the roof of a house and allows smoke to |
escape from the fireplace.
Santa Claus (Father Christmas) traditionally enters a house through the chimney.
|Christmas||The annual celebration by Christians of the birth of Jesus Christ on 25 December.|
|Christmas cake||A rich fruit cake covered with marzipan and icing, eaten at Christmas|
|Christmas card||A greetings card sent to friends and family at Christmas|
|Christmas carol|| A joyful traditional song or hymn sung at Christmas.|
Singers visit people's houses at Christmas to sing carols and collect money, usually
|Christmas Day||25 December, the birthday of Jesus Christ.|
|Christmas Eve||24 December, the evening or day before Christmas Day.|
|Christmas tree||An evergreen tree which people decorate with lights, tinsel, etc. at Christmas|
|Cracker|| A decorated cardboard tube wrapped in paper, that makes a sharp explosive noise|
("crack!") and releases a small gift when two people pull it apart.
|Egg-nog|| A traditional Christmas drink in the US made of beaten eggs, milk or cream, sugar|
|Frankincense|| Sweet-smelling gum from a tree, burnt as incense : one of the gifts that the three wise|
men gave to Jesus.
|Holly||Evergreen shrub with red berries used for decoration at Christmas.|
|Joseph||Husband of Mary (mother of Jesus)|
|Mary||The mother of Jesus|
|Mistletoe|| A parasitic plant with evergreen leaves and white berries, traditionally used as a |
Christmas decoration. When 2 people walk under the plant, they are supposed to kiss.
|Myrrh|| Gum from a tree, used for perfume or incense : one of the gifts given to Jesus by the|
three wise men.
|Ornament||A decoration which, at Christmas, is hung on a Christmas tree.|
|Reindeer|| A large deer with branching antlers found in some cold climates, and thought to pull |
|Santa Claus|| An imaginary bearded old man, wearing a red suit, who lives at the North Pole and |
brings presents for children at Christmas. Traditionally Santa Claus travels in a sleigh
pulled by reindeers and enters the house through the chimney on Christmas Eve.
|Sleigh||A sledge or light cart pulled by horses or reindeer over snow and ice.|
|Tinsel||A glittering material produced in strips and used for decoration at Christmas.|
|Turkey||Large bird very often eaten at Christmas.|
|Wreath|| Circular band of flowers or leaves used to decorate the front door of homes at|
|Xmas||Abbreviation for 'Christmas'.|