Popular Christmas Words From A-Z (Free Game Sheets)

Christmas is the biggest, most celebrated, and holy holiday season in the world. In the United States of America, it is a cherished time of the year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, decorate a Christmas tree, hang Christmas lights, and invite family and friends for Christmas dinner. 

A lot of merrymaking activities accompany this special time of year. Have you ever taken the time to make a list of Christmas words that make up your Christmas vocabulary?

Here is a holiday word list (plus free game sheets for your holiday gatherings) containing a lot of Christmas words that are the most beloved from each letter of the alphabet.

A for Advent

  • Advent
  • Advent Calendar
  • Angel
  • Away in a Manger
  • Announcement (the birth of Jesus)
  • Anticipation
  • All (is calm, all is bright)
  • Antlers
  • Attend (church and Christmas gatherings)
  • Acknowledge (our need for a Savior)
  • Aroma
  • Appreciate

B for Bethlehem

  • Bethlehem 
  • Birth (of Jesus)
  • Blessed
  • Bells
  • Believe
  • Blitzen (Santa’s reindeer)
  • Boots (snow and ski)
  • Baking
  • Born
  • Buying (gifts)
  • Bows
  • Boxes (to hold gifts)
  • Boxing Day
  • Best (time of joy)

C for Christmas

D for December

  • David’s star
  • Dasher (one of Santa’s reindeer)
  • Dancer (one of Santa’s reindeer)
  • Deck the Halls
  • Decorations
  • December
  • Dressing
  • Deliver (Christmas presents)
  • Dashing (through the snow)

E for Eggnog

  • Epiphany (Three Kings Day)
  • Emmanuel (“God with Us”; the name given to Jesus)
  • Elves (Santa’s helpers)
  • Eggnog
  • Eve (the day before Christmas)
  • Eat
  • Evergreen (Christmas tree)
  • Entertain (hosting Christmas gatherings)
  • Excited

F for Fruitcake

  • Frankincense
  • Father Christmas
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • French hens (the third gift in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)
  • Fellowship
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Friends
  • Forgiveness
  • Freezing 
  • Fruitcake

G for Gratitude

  • God
  • Glad Tidings
  • Grace
  • Great Joy
  • Gift Exchange
  • Good Tidings of Great Joy
  • Glory (that shone around the shepherds the night of Jesus’ birth)
  • Gifts
  • Gabriel (the angel who told Mary she will give birth to Christ, our Savior)
  • Gratitude
  • Gingerbread
  • Gravy
  • Give
  • Generosity
  • Geese-a-laying (sixth gift in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)
  • Games
  • Golden Rings (fifth gift in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)

H for Holiday

  • Holy
  • Ho Ho Ho
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hymns
  • Hot Cider
  • Holiday
  • Home
  • Heavenly Host
  • Hope
  • Ham
  • Hugs
  • Happy
  • Hark

I for Infant

  • Incarnate
  • Infant
  • Ivy
  • Icicles
  • Ice Skates
  • Illumination
  • Inn (Mary and Joseph found no room in the inn)
  • Invitations

J for Jesus

  • Jesus
  • Jerusalem
  • Joy to the World
  • Jack Frost
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joseph (Mary’s husband)
  • Jubilation
  • Joy
  • Jolly
  • Jingle Bell Rock

K for King

  • King
  • Kris Kringle
  • Kiss (under the mistletoe)
  • Kindness
  • Kids

L for Lights

  • Love
  • Lamb of God
  • Loved ones
  • Little Drummer Boy
  • Letter to Santa
  • Lights
  • Let It Snow
  • Logs
  • Lords-a-leaping (tenth gift in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)

M for Manger

  • Merry Christmas
  • Mary
  • Manger
  • Magi (wise men who visited Jesus)
  • Magical
  • Majesty
  • Miracles
  • Myrrh (one of the three gifts brought to Jesus by the wise men)
  • Mistletoe
  • Music
  • Memories
  • Maids-a-milking (eighth gift in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)
  • Mrs. Claus
  • Mercy

N for North Pole

  • Nativity
  • Noel
  • Night Before Christmas
  • North Pole
  • Naughty and Nice
  • Nutcracker
  • Nutmeg
  • Newly fallen snow
  • Nuts
  • Nostalgia

O for Occasion

  • O Holy Night
  • Observance (public holiday)
  • Ornaments
  • Occasion
  • Open gifts
  • Oven

P for Peace

  • Peace
  • Plum pudding
  • Prayer
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Popcorn string
  • Proclaim
  • Poinsettia
  • Praise
  • Partridge (first gift in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)
  • Punch (festive drink)
  • Polar Express
  • Pear tree
  • Pipers piping (eleventh gift in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)
  • Peppermint
  • Prancer (one of Santa’s reindeer)
  • Pie

Q for Quiet

  • Quiet (of new fallen snow)
  • Quince pie (traditional Christmas dessert)
  • Quality (time with family and friends)
  • Quantity (abundance of food and gifts)

R for Reindeer

S for Santa

  • Savior
  • Snow
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Shepherd
  • Santa Claus
  • Snow angel
  • Sleigh bells
  • Silver bells
  • Secret Santa
  • St. Nick
  • Snowman
  • Sacred
  • Season’s Greetings
  • Share
  • Sledding
  • Spirit
  • Sugarplums
  • Spicy flavor
  • Stockings
  • Santa’s helpers
  • Santa’s workshop
  • Songs
  • Snow globe

T for Tree

  • Today (in the City of David, a Savior has been born to you)
  • Thanks
  • Three kings
  • Triumphant
  • Tree
  • Trumpets
  • T’was the Night Before Christmas
  • Twinkling
  • Tannenbaum (a fir Christmas tree)
  • Toy soldier
  • Toyland
  • Tiny Tim (a character in Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol”)
  • Trim the tree
  • Toys
  • Tradition

U for Unwrap

  • Unity
  • Unselfish
  • Unwrap
  • Up on the Rooftop
  • Understanding

V for Virgin Mary

  • Virgin Mary (mother of Jesus)
  • Vacation
  • Vocalists 
  • Visions of sugarplums
  • Vanilla
  • Volunteering
  • Visiting

W for Winter

  • Worship
  • White Christmas
  • Wondrous
  • Wise Men
  • Winer
  • Wassail (hot spiced cider)
  • Winter wonderland
  • Whoville (a town in the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas“)
  • Warm fire
  • Wreath
  • Wrapping paper
  • Walnuts
  • Wenceslas (traditional carol “Good King Wenceslas”)

X for Xmas

  • Xmas (abbreviation for Christmas)
  • Xylophone (toy)

Y for Yuletide

  • Yule log
  • Yuletide
  • Youth

Z for Zest

  • Zealous (Christmas-time enthusiasm)
  • Zest (citrus shavings for festive recipes)
  • Zalig Kerstfeast (Merry Christmas in Dutch)

Free Game Sheets

Christmas has many meanings for each of us! What can you add to this list? Print out the master list for you, then print out the blank sheets for each of your guests. Print double-sided to save paper! Give a prize to the one who comes up with the most.


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