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Hữu Tiến
Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2018 5:56:00 AM

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So I intend to writte an essay about christmas for my final exam but i have trouble because I don't have enough Christmas Vocabulary. And I found a list on a website in my country but I feel like they missed something so could you tell me some word that they missed, I would appreciate very much. Thanks in advanced

mactoria
Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2018 6:59:07 AM
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Hữu Tiến wrote:
So I intend to writte an essay about christmas for my final exam but i have trouble because I don't have enough Christmas Vocabulary. And I found a list on a website in my country but I feel like they missed something so could you tell me some word that they missed, I would appreciate very much. Thanks in advanced



Welcome to the TFD, Huu Tien. Not sure exactly what country you come from, but understand it to be a Southeast Asian language.

I glanced at the list from the 'Athena center' and noticed that all of the pictures and accompanying words were secular (non-religious). Christmas has a religious side to it for Christians, considering it the birthdate of Jesus Christ. So you might want to include religious references: birth of Jesus, Jesus's parents Mary and Joseph, a manger where he was supposedly born, Bethlehem where he was supposedly born, etc.

Other TFD posters will add suggestions from here. Good luck.
Eoin Riedy
Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:45:34 AM

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I can't find the link to the site you refer to, so I don't know where to begin to fill in.

Religious vocabulary would include:

Nativity
Star
Sun of Righteousness
Manger
Crib
Creche
Angels
Cherubim
Seraphim
Shepherds
Wise Men
Magi
Prince of Peace
Ox and ass
Dayspring from on high
Gold, frankincense, and myrrh
Word became flesh
Eternal Word
David's Seed
Root of Jesse
Only-begotten Son
Swaddling clothes
Virgin
Maiden
Womb
Glory to God in the highest
People of good will

Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:19:07 AM

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My gosh, Eoin!

I grew up as a Catholic, taught by monks and nuns, and even I have never heard some of those!

Sun of Righteousness, Dayspring from on high, David's Seed, Root of Jesse?

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 3:32:03 AM

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Here are some more (I've tried to delete duplicates)

angel
artificial tree
real Christmas tree
bedeck (an unusual one)
bells
birth
blessed infant (or blest infant in some carols)
candle
card
carolers
caroling
carols
carpenter
ceremony
charity
chestnuts
chilly
chimney
Christmas
Christmas cake
Christmas card
Christmas carol
Christmas Eve
Christmas pudding
Christmastide
Christmas tree
coal
crib
David's City
December 25
decorate
decorations
eggnog
elf
elves
eve
evergreen
family
Father Christmas
feast
festive
fir
fireplace
frankincense
frosty
give
goodwill
greetings
holly
hope
hot chocolate
ivy
Jesus
jingle bells
jolly
joy
joyful
three kings
lights
Little town of Bethlehem
love
manger
merry
Merry Christmas
Midnight Mass
mince pie
mistletoe
myrrh
nativity
Noël
partridge
party
plum pudding
presents
red-nosed
redeemer
reindeer
rejoice
Rudolph
Saint Nicholas
Santa Claus
Santa's elves
Santa's helpers
Santa's workshop
Scrooge
season
season's greetings
shepherds
shopping
sleigh
sleigh bells
snow
snowflake
snowman
solstice
spirit
star
stocking
stocking filler
tidings
tinsel
tradition
tree
trimming
turkey
virgin birth
virgin mother
wassail
wintertime
wintry
three wise men
wish
wrap
wrapping paper
wreath
Xmas
yule
yule log
yuletide

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:38:05 AM

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Turkey, DragOnspeaker?

I thought the UK was famous for the Christmas goose, and the turkey was for the American Thanksgiving. You mean I've been misled by A Christmas Carol all these years?...Sick


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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:50:20 AM

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FounDit wrote:
Turkey, DragOnspeaker?

I thought the UK was famous for the Christmas goose, and the turkey was for the American Thanksgiving. You mean I've been misled by A Christmas Carol all these years?...Sick


In a Christmas Carol poor Bob Cratchit has a goose until his newly converted rich benefactor Scrooge buys a superior Turkey.

Quote:
"It's Christmas Day!" said Scrooge to himself. "I haven't missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can. Hallo, my fine fellow!"

"Hallo!" returned the boy.

"Do you know the Poulterer's, in the next street but one, at the corner?" Scrooge inquired.

"I should hope I did," replied the lad.

"An intelligent boy!" said Scrooge. "A remarkable boy! Do you know whether they"ve sold the prize Turkey that was hanging up there -- Not the little prize Turkey: the big one?"


Turkey was already a popular choice for Victorians who could afford one by the time of a Christmas Carol.

Goose is tasty though but is a smaller bird.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:02:15 PM

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The really old tradition was . . .

Caput Apri - The Boar's Head.



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vietzay
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 11:29:12 PM

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Awesome, thanks guys for the replies.
leonAzul
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 11:47:39 PM

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it's the Crispness Ham™ amongst the Keltoid that rocks our Saturnalia.
Whistle


"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:14:10 PM

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Nay, lad - not many Crispness celebrations amongst the Keltoi!


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