Below, we list the four-letter words related to Christmas — both religious and related to the snowy holiday more generally.
Scroll past the list for a fun Christmas activity you can do with your family!
mother of Jesus
worn in the snow
necessary when it’s cold outside
what you do with gifts
Santa’s record of the “naughty” and “nice”
left out with cookies for Santa
from “glad tidings,” meaning “good news”
dance in the children’s heads in “A Visit From St. Nicholas”
worn for warmth in winter
what you do when gathering with friends and relatives
reference to the North Pole, where Santa lives
waiting for Santa, or to open presents
the wise men seek the Christ Child
followed by the wise men to travel to Bethlehem
Activity: Write a Christmas Song or Hymn
If your family is creative or just likes to celebrate the holidays in unconventional ways, what better than a family jam session?
Get a group together and write your own Christmas song or hymn!
Some tips to keep in mind when writing your song:
- Start with an idea. Do you want your song to be a solemn hymn or a fun party tune (in the vein of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”)? Deciding this first well help your group stay on track and avoid conflicts about how the song should sound.
- Write the chorus first. The chorus is the most-heard part of the song and, some would say, the heart of it. Writing it early can help you easily shape the rest of the song.
- Incorporate your favorite Christmas memories. Every family has unique holiday traditions. Mention them in your lyrics to make the song more personal.
- Don’t give up! If you get stuck with writer’s block, you can always use this list or our 400+ Christmas words by letter for inspiration.
Now, since you’re just writing this for fun with your family, you can borrow the melody or an instrumental karaoke track from an existing song.
Keep it completely original if you plan to perform or record the song to any larger audience, though!