Christmas vocabulary flashcards n definitions by evridiki d 2009
GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS! The moments arrived. It ’ s here, Christmas time! Evridiki Dakos 12th December, 2009 British Side Istanbul - Turkey “ One time a year, there’s a marvelous night when enchantment and wonder spark and take flight. Each home fills with joy on this grand holiday, with hearts glowing warm in a magical way. The rooms are all covered with garlands and wreaths. The mantel is ready with stockings beneath. Lights twinkle and glow and bells brightly chime. The moments arrived. It ’ s here, Christmas time.” Christmas Workshop MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2010
tin‧sel [uncountable] 1 thin strings of shiny paper used as decorations, especially at Christmas 2 something that seems attractive but is not valuable or important:
trim Decorate [usually passive] to decorate something, especially clothes, by adding things that look pretty trim something with something a dress trimmed with lace At Christmas, the whole family helps trim the tree.
holly hol‧ly plural hollies [uncountable and countable] a small tree with sharp dark green leaves and red berries (berry), or the leaves and berries of this tree used as a decoration at Christmas
[countable] a long sock which children leave in their house on Christmas Eve to be filled with presents Christmas stocking
Christmas tree [countable] a fir tree that people put in their houses and decorate for Christmas
fir tree fir [countable] a tree with leaves shaped like needles that do not fall off in winter
gin‧ger‧bread [uncountable] a heavy sweet cake or a biscuit with ginger in it
gingerbread man a p iece of gingerbread in the shape of a man
Gingerbread House G ingerbread is used to build gingerbread houses similar to the "witch's house" encountered by Hansel and Gretel . These houses, covered with a variety of candies and icing , are popular Christmas decorations, typically built by children with the help of their guardians.
pres‧ent [countable] something you give someone on a special occasion or to thank them for something [= gift ] birthday/Christmas present I gave her a very special present for her birthday.
candy cane [countable] American English a stick of hard red and white sugar with a curved end .
New Year resolution [countable] a decision to do something better or to stop doing something bad in the new year: I haven't made any New Year resolutions - I never stick to them anyway
Advent calendar Today, most advent calendars are made for children. Many take the form of a large rectangular card with many "windows", one of which is opened every day during Advent. In less elaborate calendars, each window opens to reveal an image, a poem, or part of a story such as the Nativity story itself. More elaborate Advent calendars have a small gift concealed in each window, such as a toy or a chocolate item
wreath It is a ring made of flowers , leaves and sometimes fruits that can be used as an ornament, hanging on a wall or door, or resting on a table. A small wreath can be also worn on the head as a form of headdress.
Prepared by Evridiki Dakos For a Teacher Training Workshop “ GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS” @ British Side Istanbul – Turkey 12th December, 2009