The traditional colors of
Christmas are green, red,
white, silver and gold.
Red symbolizes the blood of
Jesus, which was shed in his
crucifixion, while green
symbolizes eternal life, and in
particular the evergreen tree,
which does not lose its leaves
in the winter.
Santa Claus, also known as Saint
Nicholas, Father Christmas,Kris Kringle, or
simply « Santa ».
In many western cultures, Santa brings gifts to
the homes of the good children during the late
evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve.
Santa Claus is generally depicted as a plump,
jolly, white-bearded man wearing a red coat with
white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers,
and black leather belt and boots.
The Christmas tree is a
decorated evergreen coniferous tree, real
or artificial, and a tradition associated
with the celebration of Christmas. The
Christmas tree is traditionally brought into
the home and decorated with Christmas
lights (originally candles),
ornaments, garlands, tinsel, and candy
canes during the days around Christmas.
An angel or star is placed at the top of the
tree, representing the host of angels or
the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity.
Christmas lights are lights used for
decoration around Christmas.
The use of decorative, festive lighting during
the Christmas holiday season is a long
standing tradition in many Christian cultures
Christmas ornaments are decorations
(usually made of glass, metal,
wood or ceramics) used to festoon Christmas
Ornaments take many different forms, from a
simple round ball to highly artistic designs.
Ornaments are almost always reused year
after year, rather than purchased annually.
A jingle bell (or sleigh bell) is a type of
bell which produces a distinctive 'jingle'
sound, especially in large numbers.
Jingle bells are commonly used on
Christmas decorations or as Christmas
ornaments of themselves, or hung
around the neck like a necklace. They
can also be strung onto a heavy wire and
bent into a wreath shape, usually with a
A wreath is an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits,
twigs or various materials that is constructed to
resemble a ring.
The use of wreaths varies by culture, tradition and
religions. In Christianity, it is used to prepare for
Jesus’ birth and in many cultures around the
world, wreaths are used in weddings as a
A Candy Cane is a hard cane-shaped
candy stick. It is traditionally white with
red stripes and flavored
with peppermint or amon ; however, it is
also made in a variety of other flavors
and may be decorated with stripes of
The candy cane is available year-round,
but traditionally surrounds the
Christmas holiday, particularly in North