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Christmas glossary

                                                                       to wassail – to go
A mince pie is
                     I have always thought of Christmas time,                     a British festi...
jolly - happy
                                                                                          and cheerful
to enmesh - (formal) to
                                                                                involve sb/sth in ...
Christmas                                                                         Father Christmas - An
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Christmas Quotes And Vocab


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Christmas Quotes And Vocab

  1. 1. Christmas glossary to wassail – to go from house to The best of all gifts around any bells house at Christmas tree is the presence of a Christmas time candles happy family all wrapped up in each singing carols cards other. to celebrate Burton Hillis festival family reunion Frosty greetings holiday merry candy canes Noel parades eggnog - a traditional party This, the spirit of Christmas, that forever Christmas drink red/green and ever endures. May it leave its richest made of beaten blessing in the hearts of you and yours. eggs, milk or season cream, and sugar spirit Author Unknown stocking stuffers stockings Never worry about the size of your tradition Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, traffic they are all 30 feet tall. trips Larry Wilde vacation to wassail candy candy canes Christmas cookies eggnog
  2. 2. A mince pie is fruitcake I have always thought of Christmas time, a British festive ham sweet pastry, when it has come round, as a good time; mince pies traditionally a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the consumed during the mince meat Christmas and New only time I know of, in the long calendar (vagdalthús) Year period. Mince of the year, when men and women seem pies are filled pie by one consent to open their shut-up with mincemeat – a plum pudding hearts freely, and to think of people preserve typically containing apple, punch below them as if they really were fellow dried fruits such sauce passengers to the grave, and not another as raisins andsultanas, spice tea spices, and race of creatures bound on other either suet or sweet potato journeys. ~Charles Dickens vegetable shortening. turkey holly (magyal) mistletoe Isn't it funny that at Christmas (fagyöngy) something in you gets so lonely for - I poinsettia don't know what exactly, but it's (mikulásvirág) something that you don't mind so much wreath not having at other times. ~Kate L. angels Bosher christmas wreath Christmas Tree artificial cedar Christmas tree I sometimes think we expect too much of decorations Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it tinsel - strips of shiny fir (fenyő) the long arrears of kindliness and material like metal, used as humanity of the whole year. As for me, decorations, especially at pine (erdei fenyő) Christmas I like to take my Christmas a little at a star time, all through the year. And thus I tinsel drift along into the holidays - let them crowd overtake me unexpectedly - waking up gift boxes some find morning and suddenly saying lists to myself: "Why, this is Christmas presents Day!" ~David Grayson
  3. 3. jolly - happy and cheerful ribbon sales A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It wrapping paper makes no noise at all, Santa Claus But softly gives itself away. ~Eva Logue chimney elves fairies jolly North Pole reindeer Rudolph sledge sleigh Oh look, yet another Christmas TV sleigh bells special! How touching to have the excited meaning of Christmas brought to us by exhausted cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have happy ever guessed that product consumption, sad popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously? ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes sledge - a vehicle for Mistletoe travelling over snow and ice, with long narrow strips There’s a fun tradition of wood or metal instead of that North Americans When we were children we were grateful wheels. follow during Christmas. Mistletoe is to those who filled our stockings at often hung from a doorway between two Christmas time. Why are we not to trim the tree – rooms. If someone to decorate the tree stands under the grateful to God for filling our stockings mistletoe, it is with legs? ~G.K. Chesterton Christmas customary for ornaments – are someone else (usually ornaments used to a member of the opposite sex) to kiss decorate the tree him/her. It can be and placed around quite a surprise to be the house suddenly kissed, but the person who is kissed usually quickly realizes they must be standing under mistletoe.
  4. 4. to enmesh - (formal) to involve sb/sth in a bad situation that it is not Once again we find ourselves enmeshed easy to escape from in the Holiday Season, that very special nativity scene – time of year when we join with our is a scene depicting Jesus’ loved ones in sharing centuries-old birth. Usually traditions such as trying to find a Joseph and Mary parking space at the mall. We garland - are in a stable with a wreath, chain, or shepherds and traditionally do this in my family by string made to be magi or wise men with gifts gathered driving around the parking lot until we worn for celebration around, angels on or decoration, esp. see a shopper emerge from the mall, the roof and a star one made of flowers, above the whole then we follow her, in very much the leaves, vines, or the scene. Some same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who like. nativity scenes are 2,000 years ago followed a star, week quite small and after week, until it led them to a parking space. ~Dave Barry (Christmas) carolers – are groups of people that walk down a street going manger – from house to house historically, a small singing Christmas wooden trough that carols. Usually the animals ate hay people in the house from. Jesus was put will come to the door in a manger after he and watch the was born, so some carolers sing. It is a people set up a tradition to give each manger with a There is a remarkable breakdown of of the carolers plastic baby in it and taste and intelligence at Christmastime. something after they animals around. sing - usually a small Mature, responsible grown men wear snack such as a ties made of holly leaves and drink chocolate, or some alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks other treat around the house, or even a Boxing Day - and cottage cheese in them. ~P.J. glass of eggnog, if the The day after O'Rourke carolers are old Christmas day enough to drink. when presents are given to extended family and friends.
  5. 5. Christmas Father Christmas - An Stocking - A sock I do like Christmas on the whole.... In its alternate name for St or stocking hung clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Nicolas, first introduced on children's beds by 16th Century on Christmas Eve Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year. Protestants to avoid for Santa to fill with presents. The ~E.M. Forster Catholic Saints. In tradition is thought America this became to date from St Santa Claus, from the Nicolas who Dutch SinterKlaas, whilst sometimes left a If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, in German speaking coin-filled sock at countries he became wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas? Weihnachtsmann or the doorstep of needy people on ~Don Meredith Christmas Man. Christmas Eve. The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. ~Jay Leno