Top 73 Christmas Words & Phrases That Start With C

Living room decorated for Christmas with a tree and stockings

Below, you’ll find over 70 Christmas words and phrases that start with the letter C.

Scroll past the list for a fun Christmas activity you can do with your family!

  1. Christmas Day
  2. Christmas Eve
  3. Carols
  4. Christmas movies
  5. Christmas stories
  6. Cheer
  7. Candy
  8. Christ Child:
    Jesus
  9. Cindy-Lou Who:
    a character from How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
  10. Candy cane
  11. Chestnuts:
    referenced in “The Christmas Song”
  12. Celebrate
  13. Christmas gifts
  14. Celestial
  15. Carolers:
    Christmas carol singers
  16. Candles:
    placed in windows as decorations
  17. Christmas gift exchange
  18. Camels:
    from the nativity scene
  19. Communion
  20. Cards
  21. Cake
  22. Calling birds:
    referenced in “The Twelve Days of Christmas”
  23. Ceremonies
  24. Cookies:
    served on Christmas and left out for Santa
  25. Cinnamon
  26. Chimney:
    how Santa gets into a house
  27. Creche:
    model nativity scene
  28. Celebration
  29. Christmas crackers:
    table decoration that contains a small gift
  30. Christmas lights
  31. Cranberry sauce:
    side dish served at traditional Christmas dinners
  32. Christmas tree
  33. Church
  34. Cloves:
    spice used in holiday dishes
  35. Coal:
    left in a bad child’s stocking
  36. Cranberries
  37. Crowds
  38. Charity
  39. Community
  40. Christmas songs
  41. Christmas presents
  42. Christmas parties
  43. Comet:
    a character from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  44. Cupid:
    a character from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  45. Christmas sweaters
  46. Christmas elves:
    Santa’s helpers
  47. Christmas pudding
  48. Congeniality:
    warm and friendly attitude
  49. Christmas socks
  50. Cozy
  51. Chocolate
  52. Christmas past:
    a spirit from A Christmas Carol
  53. Chapel
  54. Cathedral
  55. Christmas future:
    a spirit from A Christmas Carol
  56. Carolling
  57. Camaraderie:
    friendship
  58. Choir
  59. Cooking
  60. Customs:
    traditions
  61. Christmas Mass:
    church service
  62. Comfort and joy:
    referenced in “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
  63. Christmas morning
  64. Cheerfulness
  65. Children
  66. Compassion
  67. Chilly weather
  68. Cider
  69. Cocoa
  70. Candlelight
  71. Commercialism:
    companies profiting from holiday shopping
  72. Consumerism:
    focus on buying Christmas gifts
  73. Confections:
    sweets served at Christmas meals

Activity: Candy Cane Crafts

Candy canes are more than just a sweet and minty treat you eat around Christmas. You can use them to make edible stocking stuffers, party favors, or ornaments!

Consider the following uses for your extra candy canes:

  • Place markers: If you’re hosting a large Christmas dinner, wrap each napkin in red and white ribbon with a name tag. Tuck a candy cane under the ribbon for a cute and festive place marker.
  • Candy cane tree: You’ll need a lot of candy canes for this one, but it makes a pretty table decoration for your holiday parties! Place candy canes upright, but upside down, and tape them together in a circle. Make several layers like this — each circle smaller than the next. Stack them together into a tree shape and top with a tiny star or angel!
  • Candy cane sleighs: As a party favor, place two candy canes with the curve facing up. Connect the two candy canes with a small piece of cardboard or a wide candy (like a Kit Kat) to create your base. Stack smaller, wrapped candy on top of the base, and gift each guest a yummy, sweet “sleigh.”
  • Candy cane Rudolph: Add googly eyes, a red pom-pom nose, and brown pipe cleaner antlers to a candy cane for a cute stocking stuffer or ornament.