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Relating to or connected with the christmas period

Advent calendar

noun

a picture, usually of a Christmas scene, with a series of 24 hidden pictures behind it. Children open one part of the main picture to see one of the hidden pictures each day during Advent.

bauble

noun

a shiny coloured ball used as a decoration on a Christmas tree

brandy butter

noun

a thick sweet brandy-flavoured butter that you eat with Christmas pudding

carol

noun

a traditional song sung at Christmas

carol singing

noun

the activity of singing Christmas carols in the street, especially in order to collect money to help other people

Christmas box

noun

a small present or amount of money given at Christmas to someone who delivers things to your house such as the postman

Christmas cake

noun

a heavy fruit cake eaten at Christmas in the UK

Christmas card

noun

a card that you send to your friends and family at Christmas

Christmas carol

noun

a traditional song sung at Christmas

Christmas cracker

noun

a tube of coloured paper wrapped round a small present for Christmas. It makes a sudden sharp noise when two people pull it apart.

Christmas dinner

noun

a traditional meal eaten at Christmas, in the UK often consisting of turkey (=a large bird) with vegetables, followed by a heavy fruit pudding called Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding

noun

a sweet food made with dried fruits and spices (=substances that flavour food), eaten at Christmas

Christmas stocking

noun

a large sock that children hang on their bed the night before Christmas that is filled with presents while they sleep

Christmassy

adjective

typical of or suitable for Christmas

Christmas tree

noun

a tree that you cover with lights and other decorations at Christmas. Christmas presents are often placed under the tree.

cracker

noun

a decorated paper tube that makes a noise when you pull it apart. It usually has a small toy, joke, and paper hat inside and is traditionally used at Christmas.

crib

noun

a model of the wooden box that Jesus Christ was born in, according to the Bible. Some Christians have these in their churches and houses at Christmas.

fairy lights

noun

small lights used for decorating something, especially a tree at Christmas

Father Christmas

an imaginary old man with a long white beard and red clothes who brings children their Christmas presents

festive

adjective

connected with a festival or celebration, especially Christmas

holly

noun

branches or leaves and berries of the holly bush, used as a decoration at Christmas

mince pie

noun

a type of pie that is filled with mincemeat, usually eaten at Christmas

mistletoe

noun

a bush that produces small white fruits. Its branches are often used as a Christmas decoration.

the Nativity

the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated by Christians at Christmas

nativity play

noun

a play telling the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, usually performed by children at Christmas

nativity scene

noun

a painting or model showing the birth of Jesus Christ

plum pudding

noun

Christmas pudding

Santa Claus

an imaginary man with a long white beard and a red suit who brings presents for children at Christmas

spruce

noun

a tall tree that has thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in winter and produces hard brown fruits called cones

stocking

noun

a Christmas stocking

stocking-filler

noun

a small present that goes in a Christmas stocking

tinsel

noun

long thin pieces of shiny paper used as a Christmas decoration

white Christmas

noun

a Christmas Day when there is snow on the ground

Merry Christmas

used for wishing someone a happy time at Christmas

season’s greetings

used as a greeting during the Christmas period, especially on cards

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