Christmas words and expressions!

Hello everybody and Merry (almost) Christmas!

In a couple of days we will be celebrating Christmas and some of our students have decided to spend it in the UK! How great is that???? 😀

We know how traditions are different there (click here for more info) but there’s something we hadn’t addressed before, special vocabulary and expressions used these days! So I’ve prepared a little quiz for you to find out some of the most used.

Here we go! There’s a column with the words and some images to help you:


  1. Mistletoebefunky-collage
  2. Tinsel
  3. Boxing Day
  4. Stocking
  5. A Christmas hamper
  6. Stuffing
  7. Sled/Sleigh
  8. Unwrap
  9. Gingerbread Man
  10. A wreath



Did you match them correctly? Let’s see!

  1. Mistletoe – Muérdago
  2. Tinsel – Espumillón /Guirnalda
  3. Boxing Day – El día después de Navidad (26 de diciembre)
  4. Stocking – Calcetín navideño
  5. A Christmas hamper –  Cesta de Navidad
  6. Stuffing – Relleno
  7. Sled/Sleigh – Trineo
  8. Unwrap – Desenvolver
  9. Gingerbread Man – Galleta de jengibre con forma de hombre
  10. A wreath – Corona navideña


There are also many expressions or sayings related to, or with its origins in Christmas. Let’s take a look at some of them!

‘Good things come in small packages’ – In reference to the presents, this saying means that the size of something (or someone) doesn’t determine its quality.

‘The proof is in the pudding’ (or ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’) – To test something you need to try it or experience it!

‘It’s written in the stars’ – It’s fate. This sentence is supposed to have its origins in the star that guided the shepherds when they were going to see the baby Jesus.

‘Cold turkey’ – In the US it means to speak directly.

‘Christmas comes but once a year’ – My favourite! When something doesn’t happen very often and we want to over indulge ourselves, this is the perfect saying! (for example, when we eat to much during Christmas holidays 😉 )

To make the wait for Xmas sweeter click below and discover….

‘A very British Christmas Bear Tale’

I really hope you have a wonderful and magical Christmas!


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