Season’s greetings and all things Christmas-related can be experienced by making a list of all words starting with the letter G. Everything from words like greetings to gratitude and Gabriel to God have significant meaning when associated with the Christmas season. Knowing the different Christmas words can help teach kids to grow their vocabulary and make fun, festive crafts.
List of Christmas Words That Start With G
Here’s a list of Christmas words beginning with the letter G, including their meanings:
A Christmas angel often associated with Christianity, Judaism, and Islam was named a messenger from God.
Example: Gabriel was the angel who told Mary she would have a son named Jesus.
Something with high levels of elegance or something said before eating a meal, especially Christmas dinner.
Example: It was Johnny’s turn to say grace at Christmas dinner, but Joseph was sad he couldn’t say it.
A thing that is willingly given to another person without payment, such as a Christmas present.
Example: It was Christmastime, and the kids knew they were about to receive a bunch of gifts, including some of the toys they had wanted all year.
In Christianity (and other monotheistic religions), it is the creator and ruler of the universe, such as a supreme being.
Example: The family praised God for everything they had and for being able to gather with family for Christmas.
To give a polite sign or recognition, welcoming someone when you meet them.
Example: Mom made sure we were to greet every guest who came to the house on Christmas Day.
The action of giving someone a sign of being welcome or recognizing their presence.
Example: At Christmas, mom still sends out greeting cards to let everyone know that she is thinking of them and sending them warm wishes for the holiday season.
The plural of greeting meaning multiple signs of being welcome.
Example: The wreath we hung up on our door said: “Season’s Greetings,” which we chose to let everyone know they were welcome to come and visit for Christmas.
A color set between the colors blue and yellow on the color spectrum and often associated with Christmas.
Example: Our Christmas theme this year has a lot of green and red decorations, including elves and Santa Clauses everywhere.
Something or someone that is to be desired and approved of by others.
Example: All the kids on Santa’s nice list have been good all year long and will be receiving special surprises on Christmas morning
Something desirable or pleasurable, especially candy or tasty and pleasant things to eat.
Example: The best thing about Christmas is having our stockings filled with lots of goodies.
A wreath-like decoration that can be displayed in a circle or hung like a rope, often decorated with flowers and leaves.
Example: Every year, we make a garland for the Christmas tree using popcorn, leaves, flowers, and dried fruits
A person who is mean-spirited or very unfriendly, such as the character in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Example: Though many believe our neighbor is the town’s Grinch, he is a great man, and I always bring him Christmas cookies.
A person who is invited into another person’s home or asked to take part in a function hosted by another person.
Example: We were allowed to bring one guest for this year’s company Christmas party.
The plural form of guest is inviting many people into a home or to an event.
Example: We were scrambling to get the house cleaned on Christmas Day, and time was running out because our guests were about to arrive.
To come together, accumulate, or assemble.
Example: Christmas is a time when many families and friends gather for exciting celebrations and gift-giving activities.
A cake, often served during Christmas, that is made from molasses and flavored with ginger.
Example: The best part about Christmas is our gingerbread house competition everyone in the family participates in.
The showing appreciation for someone or something or quality of being thankful.
Example: When John gave me the diamond earrings for Christmas, I could not express enough how much gratitude I had for him.
A sauce made from pieces of the juices of cooked meat simmered together with stock and other ingredients.
Example: I look forward to mom’s homemade gravy, stuffing, and turkey at Christmas dinner.
A precious metal of a yellowish color is used to make jewelry and decorations.
Example: The Christmas tree was decorated with red, green, and gold ornaments.
Something that is colored or shiny like gold, or something made of gold.
Example: Everyone in the family always yells “Five Golden Rings” during our singing of the 12 Days of Christmas.
A large waterbird with a long neck, webbed feet, and short legs can also mean a silly person.
Example: Joey was so filled with sugar he was starting to act like a silly goose during the family Christmas gathering.
More than one goose.
Example: We had a flock of geese walk through our backyard Christmas morning, which reminded us we had moved to Florida, where they flew for the winter.
A culinary masterpiece associated with fine dining and high-quality cooking can also refer to someone who is a food expert.
Example: Alfred thought he was a gourmet cook and constantly experimenting with different meal ideas for Christmas dinner.
A grouping of green foliage, plants, or vegetation is often used to decorate homes for Christmas.
Example: Before mom added all the colors of Christmas, she laid down and hung a bunch of greenery to act as the backdrop of all her decorations.
An item that is given willingly from one person to another without payment or expecting something in return.
Example: This year, the only Christmas gift I wanted was the new Call of Duty game.
Typically paper, but it can be fabric used to cover a gift before giving and may include a ribbon or bow.
Example: We ran out of Christmas wrapping paper, so the rest of the presents were gift-wrapped using old comic pages from the newspaper.
Being courteous, pleasant, and kind, or the Christian belief of showing divine grace.
Example: The kids were very gracious when we were at our aunt’s home for Christmas, which made me wonder why they don’t act like that at home.
The act of giving something to someone without expecting payment or a package in return.
Example: This year, we were gifting a local charity with blankets to help keep the homeless in our community warm during Christmas.
To freely transfer the possession of something from one person to another.
Example: Tommy liked the Christmas present he bought his brother so much that he was reluctant to give it to him.
To be very emotionally supportive and caring.
Example: She was such a giving person that she always volunteered her time with local charities for the Christmas season.
To be friendly, cooperative, and helpful with feelings or attitude.
Example: Many charities rely on the goodwill of others during the Christmas season.
To be happy or pleased, such as glad tidings.
Example: I was so glad Christmas was over and it was time to relax until I realized I had to take down all the decorations.
To do something willingly, eagerly, or with pleasure.
Example: Frances gladly ran to the store moments before Christmas dinner to pick up the cranberry sauce dad forgot to get.
To make someone so excited, they start to become disoriented.
Example: Grandpa was getting all giddy and laughing out loud after a few glasses of spiked egg nog.
To travel or move from one place to another.
Example: Mom had to go to the store because dad forgot things on the list for us to make Christmas cookies.
To hold high regard or honor based on notable achievements or something magnificent or that has great beauty.
Example: The Christmas train was restored to its former glory, which got everyone in town excited to go for a ride.
Something that is played with rules and sometimes requires skill.
Example: We always have a fun game planned for Christmas Day to keep the little kids busy, and this year we are playing Christmas Tree bowling.
The plural of game, meaning playing several things or having multiple activities planned, such as Reindeer Games.
Example: My favorite thing to do every Christmas is to participate in old Victorian games, such as Find the Thimble and Hunt the Ring.
To give off a steady light, such as glowing Christmas lights, without a flame.
Example: Our neighbors put up so many lights outside their homes for Christmas that you could see the glow of their lights from blocks away.
The act of giving off a glow or expressing great praise to someone.
Example: Martha was so happy with her Christmas dinner she was glowing with pride.
Something that reflects light, often because the surface is smooth, clean, and polished.
Example: The gleaming marble of the town’s memorials reflected the bright lights from the Christmas tree, creating a beautiful effect throughout the area.
Something with great delight, or a song sung with men’s voices segmented into three or more parts, typically unaccompanied.
Example: Glee club was excited about Christmas because it meant they could go out caroling throughout the town.
To do something exuberantly or joyfully.
Example: When Timothy won the game, he gleefully skipped around the living room and almost knocked over the Christmas tree.
A sparkling light, often because something is wet or greasy.
Example: There was a glisten of light in the area as the Christmas lights reflected off the newly melted snow.
Something that is shining with a sparkling light.
Example: The snow glistened as it fell and was highlighted by the Christmas lights hanging throughout the neighborhood.
The act of representing something as admirable, or praise and worship of God.
Example: During Midnight Mass, churchgoers repeat their glorification of God and gratitude for everything during Christmastime.
A Christmas lyrical hymn beginning Gloria in Excelsis Deo, from the Latin text.
Example: The kids sang Christmas songs, and when they got to “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” they stopped to ask us what it meant.
Coverings are used on the hands to protect the skin from cold weather or against things like dirt and have individual parts for the fingers and thumb.
Example: Philip forgot his gloves at home when they went out to the park to build snowmen on Christmas Day.
Acting in a kind, well-meaning manner or having a generous disposition.
Example: In the end, the Grinch was goodhearted as he returned the Christmas presents and decorations to Whoville.
Having the quality of being morally good or virtuous.
Example: A belief in basic goodness is the heart of a community having a fantastic Christmas for everyone living there.
The teachings of Christ are included in the first four books of the New Testament.
Example: The church’s mission is to preach the Gospel and share stories of Jesus Christ’s life during Midnight Mass.
A hot and fragrant spice made from the rhizome part of the plant can be chopped or turned into a powder to be used for cooking or baking.
Example: Mom had to return to the store to get ginger because she realized we were all out when we started making gingerbread cookies.
The quality of being kind and generous or being large and plentiful.
Example: My boss’s generosity in giving a hefty Christmas bonus ensured I had enough money to buy some unique gifts for the kids.
To decorate or embellish something, especially food like lettuce, tomato, and pickles served with burgers or sandwiches.
Example: Mom used rosemary sprigs to garnish the turkey she served at Christmas dinner.
The act of decorating or embellishing something that is in the past.
Example: The ham was garnished with cloves, rosemary, and some other greenery I did not recognize, but it smelled good, and I was ready to eat our Christmas dinner.