🎅🏻“Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 🥳”
💘 Let’s learn English Christmas Phrases 🎄 #Christmas is one of the best loved holidays in the English-speaking world and while the big day falls on the 25 December every year, people often celebrate throughout the entire month of December. So as Santa’s grottos open and trees are decorated with sparkling lights, here are some Christmas words and phrases.
🎄 Common Christmas phrases: If you want to wish someone well during the most festive time of year, you can say:
💖Happy Christmas 💖Happy holidays 💖Merry Christmas 💖Season’s greetings
If you want to wish someone well for Christmas and the New Year, you can say:
💘Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 💘Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year 💘Happy Christmas and all the best for 2019 💘We wish you a very happy Christmas and a healthy New Year
Here is an example of something you might write on a Christmas card (a greeting card sent as part of traditional Christmas festivities):
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!
With all our love,
Decorating the house – vocabulary you need to know 🎊 Deck the Halls (with boughs of holly) is a popular Christmas carol which refers to decorating the house at Christmas. During the month of December, many people make their home look as cosy, ‘Christmassy’ and sparkly as possible.
🎄 #Christmas tree – during Christmas, people decorate a tree with colourful ornaments. Pine trees are popular but it is also popular to buy artificial (man-made) trees instead.
🧬 #Tinsel – this is a type of decorative material that is supposed to mimic the effect of ice. Tinsel is wrapped around everything: mainly Christmas trees but also window and picture frames. It’s shiny and colourful.
👼🏻 #Angel – according to Christian beliefs, God chose the Angel Gabriel to deliver the news that Jesus would be born to Mary. That is why many people place a Christmas angel on top of the tree.
⭐️ #Star – sometimes a star replaces the angel on top of the tree. This represents the bright star the Three Wise Men saw on the night Jesus was born.
🌸 #Wreath – this is an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruit, twigs and other natural materials that are shaped together into a ring. This vibrant decoration is then usually hung from the front door.
🧦 #Stockings – these are usually hung by the fireplace on Christmas Eve. Children hope that Father Christmas will fill them with little presents.
🎅🏻 #FatherChristmas – also known as #SantaClaus, Father Christmas is a legendary figure associated with Christmas. He is believed to live in the North Pole with his elves and is said to deliver presents to children across the world on Christmas Eve. He also has a team of reindeer to pull his sleigh, called: Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.
🎁 #Presents – on Christmas day (and sometimes at midnight on Christmas Eve) people give each other presents to mark the big day. These are usually covered in wrapping paper and tied with a bow.