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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
Christmas; or a Christmas carol
creature
a living being, especially an animal
stirring
1. verb or adjective: moving
2. verb: to move something round and round, especially with a spoon
3. verb or adjective: causing great excitement or strong emotion; rousing.
synonyms: exciting, thrilling, rousing, stimulating, moving, inspiring, inspirational, passionate, impassioned, emotional
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
twas
It was

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