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Christmas Vocabulary – Vocabulario Navideño

Bethlehem the town where Jesus was born – BELÉN

candle a cylinder of wax with a central string A solid, usually


cylindrical mass of tallow that is burned to provide light.
VELA

chimney a vertical pipe in a house where Santa Clause come through to


leave presents: CHIMENEA

Christ another name for Jesus – CRISTO

Christian a person who follows and believes in Christ – CRISTIANO

Christianity the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ –


CRISTIANDAD

Christmas cake a rich fruit cake that people eat at Christmas –


TORTA/PASTEL de NAVIDAD

Christmas card a greetings card that people send to friends and family at
Christmas – TARJETA NAVIDEÑA

Christmas carol a religious song that people sing at Christmas –


VILLANCICOS

Christmas Eve the evening before Christmas – NOCHEBUENA

Christmas holidays the holiday period; a weerk before and after Christmas –
FIESTAS NAVIDEÑAS

Christmas present a gift that people give to others at Christmas – REGALOS


NAVIDEÑOS

decoration/ornament Used for decoration – ADORNOS (navideños)

egg-nog a traditional Christmas drink made of alcohol with beaten eggs


and milk – PONCHE DE HUEVO (muy común en USA)

fireplace a space in a house where people light a fire – DONDE SE


PRENDE EL FUEGO QUE VA A LA CHIMENEA

Joseph Mary’s husband – JOSÉ

manger used by Mary as bed for Jesus – PESEBRE

Mary Jesus’ mother – MARÍA

mistletoe a plant with white berries, traditionally used as a Christmas


ornament or decoration: MUÉRDAGO
nativity the birth of a person – NATIVIDAD

the Nativity the birth of Jesus Christ – SANTA NATIVIDAD

nativity play a play based on the birth of Jesus – PIEZA TEATRAL


BASADA EN EL NACIMIENTO DE JESÚS

new year the start of a year – AÑO NUEVO

New Year’s Day the first year of the year, 1 January – DIA DE AÑO NUEVO

New Year’s Eve 31 December - NOCHEVIEJA

present a gift – REGALO

reindeer a deer that pulls the sleigh for Santa Claus – RENO

shepherd a person who looks after sheep -PASTOR

sleigh a light cart pulled by a reindeer over snow and ice – TRINEO

snow white flakes that covers the ground when it is cold – NIEVE

star a bright point in the night sky – ESTRELLA

the star of the star that announced the birth of Jesus – ESTRELLA DE
Bethlehem BELÉN

turkey a bird traditionally eaten at Christmas – PAVO

white Christmas a Christmas with snow on the ground – BLANCA NAVIDAD

Xmas abbreviation or informal term for Christmas – NAVIDAD