English Christmas Vocabulary and Words You Should Know

Published on August 8, 2020 | Updated on April 16, 2024

Today we are going to learn more about Christmas vocabulary and words that we all need to know.

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

Let’s check all the vocabulary and phrases that you need to know to talk about Christmas-related topics

Christmas Greetings Vocabulary

These are some of the most popular Christmas greetings vocabulary

  • Happy Holidays!
  • Seasons Greetings!
  • Merry Christmas

Santa Claus and Gifts Vocabulary

This is vocabulary related to Santa Claus and Gifts

North poleStocking
GiftsWrapping Paper
Christmas Cards

Christmas Decorations Vocabulary

These are some words related to Christmas Decorations

Christmas LightsBells
Christmas TreeMistletoe

Christmas and Christianity Vocabulary

These are some words related to Christianity

Nativity PlayTradition

Foods on Christmas Vocabulary

This is food vocabulary related to Christmas

CandyCandy Cane
Hot ChocolateCookies
MilkChristmas Pudding
Mince PieEggnog

Other Christmas Words

These are other important words related to the Christmas season:

SnowmanChristmas Eve
DecorationsFamily Reunion
SnowflakesCarol Singer

Christmas Vocabulary: Phrases

These are some common Christmas phrases used during the Christmas season

  • Christmas is the best holiday of the year
  • Christmas is around the corner
  • I am excited for Christmas
  • I have to buy presents for my daughter
  • The gifts are by the fireplace
  • My mother bought me beautiful toys
  • There is a lot of snow outside
  • I have to buy some candies for my kids
  • Santa lives in the North Pole
  • Christmas Dinner is a beautiful tradition
  • My children wrote a Christmas List for Santa
  • We are going to sing Christmas carols in the park

Christmas Conversation Questions

These are 10 Christmas Conversation Questions

  • What did you get  for Christmas last year?
  • What do you expect to get for Christmas this year?
  • What do you remember the most about Childhood Christmas Celebrations?
  • What do you usually do on Christmas eve?
  • Does it snow where you live?
  • Do you enjoy Christmas?
  • Do you usually give Christmas presents? Who do you give them to?
  • Do you decorate the outside of your house for Christmas?
  • Do you ever exchange present at work or at school?
  • Do you go to church on Christmas Day?

These are 10 Christmas Conversation Questions

  • Do you have a Christmas tree?
  • How many presents do you usually give on Christmas?
  • What do you eat on Christmas day?
  • What’s Christmas like in your country?
  • How do you and your family celebrate Christmas?
  • Have you ever made a snow man?
  • What are your favorite Christmas movies?
  • When do you do your Christmas shopping?
  • Do you usually eat a lot of food on Christmas?
  • Did you believe in Santa Claus when you were a kid?

These are 5 Christmas Conversation Questions

  • Has Christmas become too commercialized?
  • Do you enjoy Christmas songs? Which is your favorite?
  • Where will you be spending the Christmas holiday?
  • Is your family planning to throw a Christmas party?
  • Are you looking forward to Christmas this year?

Most Popular Christmas Movies

These are some of the most popular Christmas movies

Christmas MovieYear
The Holiday2006
Mickey’s Christmas Carol1983
A Christmas Carol 1938
 A Charlie Brown Christmas1965
Home Alone1990
The Polar Express2004
The Grinch2008

Most Popular Christmas Songs

There are many popular Christmas songs

All I Want For Christmas Is You Mariah Carey
White ChristmasBing Crosby
Driving Home for ChristmasChris Rea
Santa Claus is Coming to TownJackson 5
Underneath the TreeKelly Clarkson

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs made by Train, a popular band from the United States

Manuel Campos

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English