Christmas vocabulary

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mistletoe

a plant with white berries used in Christmas decorations; it is traditional to kiss under it.

garland

a wreath or chain of leaves and flowers

tinsel

a form of decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil.

tradition

a special way of doing something that is passed down from generation to generation

tidings

news

spirit

noun: enthusiasm or liveliness; how one feels
noun: ghost

decoration

anything used to make something else more beautiful; an ornament

holly

An evergreen tree with sharply pointed, glossy leaves and red berries

ribbon

a long narrow strip of material used to tie things together or as a decoration

sleigh

a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs (or reindeer!)

stocking

a long sock; children usually leave one in their house on Christmas Eve so it can be filled with presents

wreath

a ring of flowers, leaves, or greenery twisted together; many people put these on their doors at Christmas

carols

traditional and/or religious songs that people sing at Christmas

Yuletide

Christmas time

Noel

Chirstmas

creature

a living being, especially an animal

stirring

moving

St. Nicholas

Santa Claus

nestled

settled into a comfortable position

snug

warm and comfortable

visions

pictures in one's mind; dreams

sugarplums

any of various small sugary candies

kerchief

a square scarf that is folded into a triangle and worn over the head or about the neck

clatter

a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)

sash

a framework that holds the panes of a window in the window frame

luster

the quality of giving off light, brightness, glitter, brilliance

miniature

small; tiny

coursers

swift horses (or reindeer)

obstacle

something that gets in the way

in spite of

even though; regardless

down of a thistle

the light material on a certain type of weed that floats away in the air

exhausted

very tired

anticipate

make a prediction about, to look forward to; to expect

worship

to feel profound love and admiration for someone, especially for God or for some other deity;
to attend religious services

stocking stuffers

a small Christmas present included in the Christmas stocking

cranberry

very tart red berry used for sauce or juice; They are often eaten with Thanksgiving and Christmas foods

poinsettia

christmas flower

creche

nativity scene; nursery for babies

artificial tree

Tree made by human beings and not by nature

slumber

sleep

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