Christmas Words – Christmas Word Wall Vocabulary

This extensive Christmas and winter holiday vocabulary list can be used in many ways in the classroom. It can be used to create word walls, word searches and puzzles, Hangman, Bingo, craft, worksheets, creative writing word bank, and many other elementary lesson plans.

You can customize the vocabulary that you use based on your school's policies. Public and private schools may not allow you to use secular references for winter holidays. Faith-based schools might prefer that you do not include popular mythological references to Santa Claus, Frosty, or any other secular holiday characters.

Types of word list activities

This list of winter vocabulary can be used in many ways, including:

Word walls: Create vocabulary by designing a wall or a part of a wall that will post large print words for all students to read from their desks.

Create your own word search puzzles with one of the many online puzzle generators. These puzzles can be customized to suit your school and class. Some schools might not allow you to make secular references to winter holidays.

Flashcards – Create flashcards to enhance vocabulary for students in the early elementary grades and for people with learning disabilities . Your students will benefit from holiday vocabulary. They may find holiday words more engaging and fun to

HangmanThis game is a simple way to use Christmas words. It can also be used in classrooms as a fun and interactive break from lessons.

Story or poem written-word exercise: Ask students to draw three or more words to make a story. These can be assigned to be shared with the class or turned in. You can have poems that rhyme or not, or they may be in haiku or limerick format. For assignments in writing, you can request a minimum word count.

Make an impromptu speech for the class. Have students draw up to five words. Give them time to prepare or have them draw the words.

Christmas Word Vocabulary

This alphabetised list makes it easy to locate the words that you need for your activities.

Christmasmerryfestive
Santa ClausSaint NicholasKris Kringle
elvesjollyreindeer
carolscarolingcarolers
mistletoefrankincensemyrrh
nativityXmasyuletide
tinselstockingpresents
fruitcakechimneyJesus
birthfamilycandy
pineconespirittidings
traditionRudolphsleigh
holidayhollyornaments
Scroogesledsnowball
St. Nickssnowmanrejoice
Father ChristmasChristmas EveChristmas tree
Jack FrostSanta's helpersSanta's workshop
Christmas carolChristmas cardFrosty the Snowman
December 25sleigh bellsgingerbread house
North Poleplum puddingseason's greetings

Christmas Word Search A-Z

AdventAdvent calendarangel
appreciativebakingbelief
bellsBethlehembeautiful
birthblessingBlitzen
bootsbowbox
Boxing DayBuche de Noelcandle
candlelightcandy canecard
caringcarolcaroling
celebrateceremonyceremonious
charitycheercheerful
chestnutschillychimney
chocolateChristmas EveChristmas Day
Christmas treeChristmastidechurch
cidercoalcold
cookiesCometcranberries
DancerDecemberdecorations
displayDonnereggnog
elfEmmanuelepiphany
evergreenexchangefaith
familyFather ChristmasFeliz Navidad
festivefiggy puddingfir
fireplacefrankincenseFrosty
fruitcakegarlandgenerosity
giftgingerbreadgingerbread house
glad tidingsGloriagold
goodwillgoosegrace
greengreetingsGrinch
holidayhollyhot chocolate
hymnice skatingicicle
Jack FrostJerusalemJesus
jingle bellsjollyjoy
Joyeux NoelkingsKing Wenceslaus
KrampusKris Kringlelights
listlittle drummer boylove
magicmangerMary
Merry Christmasmiraclemistletoe
mittensmusicmyrrh
nativitynaughtynice
NoelNorth Polenutcracker
observanceopening presentsornaments
packagepageantryparade
partridgepartypeace
peppermintpinepoinsettia
popcornPrancerpresents
proclaimreceivered
reindeerrejoicereverence
ribbonRudolphsacred
Saint NicholasSanta Claussavior
Scroogeseason’s greetingssecret Santa
shepherdsilver bellssled
sleigh bellssnowsnow angel
snowmanspecialspirit
starstockingsugarplum
surprisesweatersymbol
TannenbaumThree Kings Daytidings
tinselTiny Timtogetherness
toystraditiontree
trimmingturkeyunwrap
vacationVixenwassail
whitewinterWinter Wonderland
wise menwishworship
workshopwrapping paperwreath
Xmasyule logyuletide

Christmas Words Worksheet

Christmas Words Frequently Asked Questions

What are some popular Christmas words?

Christmas, merry, festive, Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, elves, jolly, reindeer, carols, caroling, carolers, mistletoe, frankincense, myrrh, nativity, Xmas, yuletide, tinsel, stocking, presents, fruitcake, chimney, Jesus, birth, family, candy, pinecone, spirit, tidings, tradition, Rudolph, sleigh, holiday

What words describe Christmas?

Gift-giving, Give, Goodwill, Greetings, Happy, Happiness, Holiday, Holy day, Holly, Hope, Hug, Interesting, Jesus Christ, Jolly, Joy, Joyful, Joyeux Noel, Lights, Love, Lovely, Magic, Magical, Merry, Mary, Merry Christmas!, Nice, Navidad, Original, Relaxing, Receive, Rejoice, Santa Claus, Stunning, Snowy, Surprise

What are festive words?

blithe,
blithesome,
glorious,
gleeful,
jocose,
jocular,
jocund,
jolly,
Joyful

What Christmas words start with a?

ABUNDANT:
ACCEPTING:
ADVENT CALENDAR:
ADORN:
ADORATION.
AFFECTION.
AGLITTER.
AGLOW.