The arrival of a person or an important event.
Here it refers to the month before Christmas and the arrival of Jesus.
|Bethlehem||The town thought to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ.|
In the UK, December 26 is called Boxing Day.
It was traditionally a day to give presents to the poor.
|Candle||A round stick of wax with a central wick which is lit to give light as it burns.|
A vertical structure which extends through the roof
of a house and allows smoke to escape from the
Santa Claus (Father Christmas) traditionally enters the house through the chimney.
|Christmas||The annual celebration by Christians of the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25.|
|Christmas cake||A rich fruit cake covered with marzipan and icing, eaten at Christmas|
|Christmas card||A greeting card sent to family and friends at Christmas.|
A joyful traditional song or hymn sung at Christmas.
Singers visit people's houses at Christmas to sing carols and collect money, usually for charity.
|Christmas Day||25 December, the birthday of Jesus Christ.|
|Christmas Eve||24 December, the evening or day before Christmas Day.|
|Christmas tree||An evergreen tree which people decorate with lights, tinsel, etc. at Christmas.|
|Cracker||A decorated cardboard tube wrapped in paper that makes a sharp explosive noise ('crack') and releases a small gift when two people pull it apart.|
|Egg-nog||A traditional Christmas drink in the US made of beaten eggs, milk or cream, sugar and alcohol.|
|Frankincense||Sweet-smelling gum from a tree, burnt as incense : one of the gifts that the three wise men gave to Jesus.|
|Holly||Evergreen shrub with red berries used for decoration at Christmas.|
|Jingle bells||Small bells that produce a light ringing sound. They are the featured on Santa's sleigh.|
|Joseph||Husband of Mary (mother of Jesus).|
|Mary||The mother of Jesus.|
|Mistletoe||A plant with evergreen leaves and white berries, traditionally hung over doorways as a Christmas decoration. When two people walk under the plant, they are supposed to kiss.|
Gum from a tree, used for perfume or incense :
one of the the gifts given to Jesus by the three wise men.
|Ornament||A decoration which, at Christmas, is hung on a Christmas tree.|
A large deer with branching antlers found in some
A team of reindeer led by Rudolph pulls Santa's sleigh.
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen are the names of the others.
|Santa Claus||An imaginary bearded old man, wearing a red suit, who lives at the North Pole and brings presents for children at Christmas. Traditionally Santa Claus travels in a sleigh and enters the house through the chimney on Christmas Eve.|
|Sleigh||A large sledge (vehicle for travelling over snow and ice) pulled by horses or reindeer.|
|Tinsel||A glittering material produced in strips and used for decoration at Christmas.|
|Turkey||Large bird traditionally eaten at Christmas.|
|Wreath||Circular band of flowers or leaves used to decorate the front door of homes at Christmas.|
|Xmas||Abbreviation for 'Christmas'.|
Christmas resources for teachers
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