a special calendar used to count down the days to Christmas and which usually has small doors you can open for each day.
a vertical pipe that allows smoke from a fire to pass out of a building up into the air,
Santa Claus traditionally enters a house through the chimney
to show that an event is important by doing something special
People celebrate Christmas by giving each other gifts and eating a big turkey dinner.
a joyful traditional song sung at Christmas. Singers visit people's houses at Christmas to sing carols and collect money, usually for charity.
a decorated cardboard tube wrapped in paper that makes a big noise (crack) and releases a small gift when two people pull it apart.
A small green flower which is hung from the ceiling around Christmas time. When two people walk under the mistletoe at the same time, they have to kiss each other.
a decoration such as a small ball, toy or piece of chocolate that people hang on a Christmas tree.
a container ( usually in a barn or a stable) from which cattle or horses feed. According to the Bible, Jesus was born in a stable and slept in a manger.
a long sock which children leave in their house on Christmas Eve to be filled with presents
an imaginary old man with a white beard, and a red suit who brings presents to children on Christmas Eve. ( also called Father Christmas )
a person who chooses a name from a hat and keeps the name secret, but who buys a gift for that person. The person who receives the gift does not know the name of the "secret" gift giver.
a bitter and/or greedy person; from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, an elderly stingy miser who is given a reality check by 3 visiting ghosts
Auld Lang Syne
a traditional Scottish song, customarily sung on New Year's Eve; the title means "Old time past."
happy news about something specific, especially used at Christmas to announce Jesus' birth