From Krampus to kinara, latke to plum pudding, frankincense to yule—there’s a whole host of fantastic holiday words to explore.
So broaden your lexicon and enter the holiday spirit with these fifty awesome holiday words!
A Latin word meaning “coming;” the Christian season of expectant waiting and preparation beginning four Sundays before Christmas.
A small, decorative sphere hung from a Christmas tree.
3. Boxing Day:
A British holiday celebrated the day after Christmas; traditionally when servants and tradespeople were given a “Christmas Box” by employers.
A festive song or hymn sung at Christmas.
A religious and cultural festival celebrating Jesus Christ’s birth that is typically observed on December 25th.
A hollow structure allowing smoke from an indoor fireplace to vent outside; also Santa Claus’s magical entryway into homes.
A four-sided top used by children to play a gambling game during Hanukkah.