Keep an eye in English
( 16 votos )
¿Te ayudamos en...? - Keep an eye in English

03 diciembre 2018 2

Autora: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

Is Christmas coming and you want to send your best wishes to your friends? Then read this article. Here’s a little Christmas gift for you this year: expressions and the most common and useful Christmas-related vocabulary words that you can use this holidays. .

Christmas expressions

  • Merry Christmas!
  • Happy Christmas!
  • Happy New Year!
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  • Wishing you a prosperous New Year!
  • All the best for the coming year.
  • Seasons Greetings!

Christmas vocabulary

I present here a list of words related to British Christmas to help you understand how the Brits celebrate the holiday season.

Christmas card

a greetings card that people send to friends and family at Christmas

Christmas carol

a religious song or popular hymn that people sing at Christmas

Christmas Day

25 December, the birthday of Jesus Christ

Christmas Eve

the evening or day before Christmas Day (24 December)

Christmas holidays

the holiday period for about a week before and after Christmas Day

Christmas present

a gift or present given at Christmas

Christmas tree

a tree  that people decorate with lights and ornaments at Christmas

Father Christmas

an old man  with a red suit and white beard who brings presents for children on the night before Christmas Day

the Nativity

the birth of Jesus Christ

new year

the start of a year; the period just before and after 1 January

New Year's Day

1 January

New Year's Eve

31 December

Expressions related to Christmas.
“like turkeys voting for (an early) Christmas”

If people are like turkeys (the large bird eaten at Christmas) voting for Christmas, they choose to accept a situation which will have very bad results for them.

“like Christmas came early”

When you receive some unexpected good news or good fortune, you can describe it as Christmas coming early.

" cancel someone's Christmas

This is a humorous expression that can be heard in gangster movies. The idea is that you are so angry with someone that you are going to kill them; that person will not live until Christmas!

Christmas comes but once a year

Because Christmas only happens once a year, we should be kind and generous as it is a special time.

And that´s all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!