203 Christmas Words Listed by the Number of Letters

A simple three-letter word like elf or nine-letter word like Bethlehem can immediately bring to mind the sights, sounds, and feelings of Christmas.

Even in the summer, single words have the power to evoke special memories, especially when it comes to yearly holidays.

Below, we have compiled a list of words that come to mind at Christmas (sorted by the number of letters). Scroll past the list for a Christmas-related activity!

Three-Letter Christmas Words

  1. God
  2. Elf
  3. Cap
  4. Eat
  5. Ask
  6. Eve: the night before Christmas
  7. Pew
  8. Bow
  9. Ate
  10. Box
  11. Awe
  12. Fig
  13. Nap
  14. Lap
  15. Fly
  16. Tag
  17. Fun
  18. New
  19. Got
  20. Nod
  21. Fir: type of tree
  22. Ice
  23. Toy
  24. Pie
  25. Red
  26. Ham
  27. Ivy
  28. Inn
  29. Joy
  30. Kin

Four-Letter Christmas Words

  1. Baby
  2. Holy
  3. Game
  4. Host
  5. Call
  6. King
  7. Lord
  8. Busy
  9. Hung
  10. Love
  11. Gift
  12. Calm
  13. Home
  14. Pray
  15. Mass
  16. Bell
  17. Card
  18. Gave
  19. Born
  20. Gold
  21. Hark
  22. Care
  23. Good
  24. Help
  25. Book
  26. Hang
  27. Bows
  28. Cozy
  29. Star
  30. Magi: the three kings
  31. Tree
  32. Snow
  33. Kiss: under the mistletoe
  34. Sing

See more options in our complete list of four-letter Christmas words.

Five-Letter Christmas Words

  1. Bells
  2. Cards
  3. Boots
  4. Elves
  5. Birth
  6. Merry
  7. Grace
  8. Feast
  9. Aroma
  10. Green
  11. Jesus
  12. Faith
  13. Hymns
  14. Music
  15. Share
  16. Peace
  17. Jolly
  18. Honor
  19. Myrrh
  20. Sales
  21. Praise
  22. Serve
  23. Unity

Six-Letter Christmas Words

  1. Angels
  2. Belief
  3. Advent
  4. Grinch
  5. Eggnog
  6. Baking
  7. Gloves
  8. Events
  9. Giving
  10. Buying
  11. Gather
  12. Prayer
  13. Lights
  14. Season
  15. Infant
  16. Nutmeg
  17. Parade
  18. Sacred
  19. Tinsel
  20. Winter
  21. Unwrap
  22. Wreath

Seven-Letter Christmas Words

  1. Festive
  2. Antlers
  3. Believe
  4. Goodies
  5. Angelic
  6. Blitzen
  7. Excited
  8. Deliver
  9. Garland
  10. Cookies
  11. Embrace
  12. Candles
  13. Blessed
  14. Glitter
  15. Mittens
  16. Scarves
  17. Rejoice
  18. Helping
  19. Icicles
  20. Rituals
  21. Magical
  22. Rooftop
  23. Newborn
  24. Prancer
  25. Sparkle
  26. Rudolph
  27. Scrooge
  28. Toyland
  29. Worship

Eight-Letter Christmas Words

  1. December
  2. Assemble
  3. Blessing
  4. Stuffing
  5. Decorate
  6. Folklore
  7. Dressing
  8. Greenery
  9. Heavenly
  10. Libation: holiday drinks
  11. Kindness
  12. Laughter
  13. Memories
  14. Nativity
  15. Occasion
  16. Packages
  17. Shepherd
  18. Reunions
  19. Snowfall
  20. Trinkets
  21. Wrapping
  22. Exchange

Nine-Letter Christmas Words

  1. Bethlehem
  2. Decorated
  3. Blessings
  4. Greetings
  5. Fruitcake
  6. Mincemeat
  7. Fireplace
  8. Incarnate
  9. Gratitude
  10. Innocence
  11. Mistletoe
  12. Ornaments
  13. Nostalgia
  14. Partridge
  15. Snowflake
  16. Reverence
  17. Trimmings
  18. Snowbound
  19. Tradition
  20. Unselfish

Ten-Letter Christmas Words

  1. Fellowship
  2. Illuminate
  3. Jubilation
  4. Indulgence
  5. Neighborly
  6. Luminosity: Christmas lights
  7. Meaningful
  8. Peppermint
  9. Nutcracker
  10. Observance
  11. Poinsettia
  12. Reflection
  13. Sentimental
  14. Triumphant
  15. Snowflakes
  16. Tannenbaum: fir Christmas tree

Eleven-Letter Christmas Words

  1. Decorations
  2. Gingerbread
  3. Hospitality
  4. Invitations
  5. Preparation
  6. Reciprocity
  7. Sleighbells

For more Christmas words and phrases, see our alphabetical list of more than 400 Christmas-related terms.

Activity: Exploring Christmas Folklore and Traditions

We’re all familiar with the basic story of Santa Claus, but there is a lot of other folklore related to Christmas worldwide.

For a fun activity other than singing carols and decking the halls, explore international Christmas folklore!

This activity works best with a group of family or friends. Have each person choose a country that celebrates Christmas, such as Mexico, Germany, Romania, Iceland, or Malta. Look into whether that country has any Christmas-related folklore or legends.

You can also look into that country’s Christmas traditions, such as the types of festivals it holds (if any), how families decorate their homes, and what food is traditionally served at Christmas.

No one wants to do homework for the holiday season, so you don’t have to research rigorously. A quick web search or Wikipedia browse will bring you plenty of information about worldwide Christmas traditions.

Share your findings with the group, or for an added interactive element, bring one of that country’s traditions to life!

You can make one of the typical Christmas dishes from the country you choose, turn off the lights and share the spooky story of a Christmas monster, or follow a unique gift exchange tradition like Iceland’s Jolabokaflod (a Christmas book exchange).

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