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Centro Colombo Americano

Christmas vocabulary

La Navidad es, sin duda, una de las celebraciones más importantes en Estados Unidos, junto con el Día de Acción de Gracias y el 4 de julio

Algunas de las tradiciones familiares durante esta celebración son salir a recorrer los decorados de luces de casas aledañas al vecindario, tomar ponche de huevo y chocolate caliente con malvaviscos. Además, la Navidad o noche buena en Estados Unidos se festeja el 25 de diciembre y no el 24 como en Colombia.

A continuación, conocerás expresiones y vocabulario en inglés sobre esta celebración

Christmas Expressions

• Seasons Greetings

• Happy Christmas

• Merry Christmas!

• Happy New Year!

• Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

• All the best for the coming year

• Wishing you a prosperous New Year

Christmas vocabulary
  • Angel: a spiritual being, usually represented as having a human form with wings
  • Berry: a small round fruit
  • Bethlehem: a small town close to Jerusalem, where Jesus is said to have been born
  • Candle: a stick-shaped piece of wax with a wick
  • Christmas: the annual Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ ( is on 25 December)
  • Christmas cake: a rich fruit cake covered with white icing
  • Christmas card: a greetings card that people send to friends and family.
  • Christmas Day :  25 December, the birthday of Jesus
  • Christmas Eve :  the evening or day before Christmas Day
  • Christmas tree :  an evergreen tree that people decorate with lights
  • Cracker : a decorated paper tube that makes a sharp noise («crack!») and releases a small toy when pulling it apart
  • Decoration: something that adds beauty
  • Egg-nog:  a traditional Christmas drink made of alcohol with beaten eggs and milk
  • Father Christmas : also known as Santa Claus
  • Fireplace : a partly enclosed space in a house where people light a fire for warmth
  • Holly : an evergreen plant with prickly dark green leaves and red berries.
  • Mistletoe : a parasitic plant with white berries, traditionally used as a Christmas decoration.
  • New Year’s Day: 1 January
  • New year : the period just before and after 1 January
  • New Year’s Eve:  31 December
  • Reindeer : a deer with large antlers found in some cold climates.
  • Santa Claus :  an imaginary being who brings presents the night before Christmas Day
  • Sleigh : a sledge pulled by horses or reindeer over snow and ice.
  • Snow: white pieces of ice that sometimes fall from the sky when it is cold.
  • Tinsel: a decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil
  • White Christmas: a Christmas with snow on the ground.
  • Xmas: abbreviation or informal term for Christmas
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