Top 89 Four-Letter Christmas Words

Tree in snow decorated for Christmas

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!

  1. Hymn
  2. Bell
  3. Snow
  4. Toys
  5. Gift
  6. Cold
  7. Food
  8. List:
    Santa’s record of the “naughty” and “nice”
  9. Tree
  10. Star
  11. Deer
  12. Sled
  13. Coal
  14. Song
  15. Sock
  16. Coat
  17. Milk:
    left out with cookies for Santa
  18. Mail
  19. Love
  20. Time
  21. Magi:
    wise men
  22. Mass:
    church service
  23. Good
  24. Glad:
    from “glad tidings,” meaning “good news”
  25. Mary:
    mother of Jesus
  26. Wish
  27. Good
  28. ‘Twas
  29. Holy
  30. Hope
  31. Heat:
    necessary when it’s cold outside
  32. Play
  33. Baby:
    newborn Jesus
  34. Cake
  35. Ride
  36. Card
  37. Hang
  38. Plum:
    dance in the children’s heads in “A Visit From St. Nicholas”
  39. Caps:
    worn for warmth in winter
  40. Wise
  41. Gold
  42. Sack
  43. Nuts
  44. Tags
  45. Open:
    what you do with gifts
  46. Home
  47. Nice
  48. Xmas
  49. With
  50. Kind
  51. Noel
  52. Yule
  53. Give
  54. Read
  55. Sing
  56. Wrap
  57. Nose
  58. Mugs
  59. Cozy
  60. Fire
  61. Hung
  62. Book
  63. Roof
  64. Dash
  65. Away
  66. Pray
  67. Care
  68. Warm
  69. Brrr
  70. Bake
  71. Hats
  72. Pies
  73. Kids
  74. Shop
  75. Host
  76. Sale
  77. Chat:
    what you do when gathering with friends and relatives
  78. Pole:
    reference to the North Pole, where Santa lives
  79. Tape
  80. Wait:
    waiting for Santa, or to open presents
  81. Kiss
  82. Bows
  83. Hark
  84. Boot:
    worn in the snow
  85. Pine
  86. Gala
  87. Make
  88. Seek:
    the wise men seek the Christ Child
  89. Path:
    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!