Christmas is a time of gathering with friends and family to celebrate, and the weeks leading up to the holiday are spent decorating, shopping, and preparing for this exciting time of the year. A list of Christmas words can help with creative crafts, letter writing, and decorating ideas.
List of Christmas Words That Start With H
Here’s a list of Christmas words starting with the letter H, including their meanings:
An expression of worship or rejoicing, often incorporated into religious worship, can express excitement and gratitude.
Example: When the elves were done with making toys for Christmas, and Santa was on his way to deliver them, the elves cheered “Hallelujah” in celebration of their hard work.
Something that is made holy or consecrated, such as during Midnight Mass.
Example: Every year, mom prays over our Christmas tree, ensuring it is hallowed and ready for the holiday celebrations.
A lump of pork meat that is typically used for holiday feasts, especially at Christmas.
Example: Christmas dinner was almost done, and dad was getting ready to cut the ham.
Made by hand, especially arts and crafts used to decorate for Christmas.
Example: We were excited about the Christmas craft fair because we wanted to pick up some handcrafted lawn ornaments to decorate this year.
Something handcrafted this term refers to items made by hand and not mass-produced, such as the toys from Santa’s workshop.
Example: This year, we decided to give everyone gifts we handmade for Christmas.
Something good-looking or a substantial amount of something.
Example: On Christmas morning, Santa had a handsome amount of presents left, so the kids could not believe they were that good to deserve all the gifts.
Something that is easily handled, helpful, or close at hand.
Example: Mom decided to give dad a break this year and hired a handyman to hang the Christmas lights on the house.
To do something in a happy way, such as how the elves make Christmas toys.
Example: The reindeer were excited about Santa’s Christmas Eve run; they happily danced their way to the sleigh to get ready.
The actual state of being happy.
Example: The happiness of the elves was contagious, and there was no way Santa Claus would be grumpy for Christmas.
The feeling of contentment, such as how you feel when the holidays come around.
Example: The kids were very happy when they saw Santa had left many presents for them under the Christmas tree.
To do something in a happy way.
Example: The kids giggled happily as they played in the living room with the toys from Santa this Christmas.
Something that is solid, firm, and rigid, often challenging to bend or break.
Example: Our Christmas socks this year were full of sugary hard candies; my favorite ones were the cherry and strawberry-flavored candies.
A term used as a qualifying statement to indicate that something is true but to an insignificant degree.
Example: There were so many toys underneath the Christmas tree I could hardly believe the entirety of Santa’s workshop was not unloaded into my home.
The ability to withstand complex or challenging conditions, such as a brave explorer.
Example: Santa’s reindeer were hardily strong and could make it through all kinds of weather conditions, ensuring Santa could deliver presents on Christmas Eve.
The act of listening and is often used to catch someone’s attention to get them to listen.
Example: Hark! Did you hear Santa’s laugh?
Playing noise in a manner that creates a pleasing or consistent sound.
Example: The Christmas carolers were harmoniously singing as they wandered the streets of downtown around the town’s Christmas tree.
Combining simultaneously playing sounds or musical notes produces chords or chord progressions.
Example: Before starting to sing, the choir director ensured everyone was ready to sing the harmony of “Jingle Bells.”
The central, innermost section of something or to like and love something very much.
Example: Grandma was the heart of this year’s Christmas celebration as we all gathered at her home with lots of food and gifts for her.
Encouraging and increasing cheerfulness or confidence.
Example: It was very heartening to hear that everyone was getting a Christmas bonus at the company.
Feeling sincere, such as a heartfelt thanks.
Example: We hugged each other at the end of the Christmas party, and everyone’s good wishes were heartfelt.
The floor area of a fireplace, especially just in front of the fireplace.
Example: It was so cold in the room that both the dog and the cat cuddled near the fireplace’s hearth on Christmas Eve.
To do something in a hearty manner, such as laughing or being joyous.
Example: Santa’s heartily laugh was enough to get everyone in the room laughing on Christmas Day.
A country’s central part or area is sometimes referred to as a place of significant importance.
Example: The North Pole is the heartland of Santa’s Christmas planning, operations, and celebrations.
A cheerful spirit or the act of giving cheer and courage.
Example: The heartsome talk Santa had with his elves got them back in the mood to make toys for Christmas Day.
A term used for referencing a religious location where God and his angels reside, but it may also be used to reference the sky and beyond where the sun, moon, stars, and planets are found.
Example: I stayed up all night watching the sky hoping to see Santa fly across the heavens as he delivered Christmas presents.
Something or someone resembling heaven or that is beautiful and blissful.
Example: The chocolate cake Aunt Mary made for Christmas dinner was heavenly, and I ate two pieces.
To provide someone with assistance to make something easier for them.
Example: This year, I had no idea what I wanted for Christmas; I had to ask my dad for help making my wish list.
Someone who offers assistance to make something more manageable for a person.
Example: My nieces were always great helpers in the kitchen, and they were ready to get started making Christmas cookies.
Often used to refer to one person offering assistance to another, it can also refer to the amount of food served to one person.
Example: Christmas dinner was so good, dad went back for a second helping, but we all knew it was his third helping.
The term refers to an official messenger who brings news or signs that something is about to happen.
Example: The setting up of Christmas lights throughout the town was a herald of Christmas and Santa’s arrival.
The past tense of herald often refers to a sign that something is maybe about to happen.
Example: The frigid breeze heralded a change in the weather, which meant we might be lucky enough to have snow on Christmas morning.
A property or item that has been inherited or passed down from generation to generation.
Example: Every year for Christmas, we go to our family’s cabin to celebrate our heritage and enjoy time with everyone away from the busy city life.
Ho Ho Ho
The sound Santa is known for making.
Example: We knew Santa was on his way as he exclaimed “Ho Ho Ho” from his sleigh as he flew overhead.
A day of festivities celebrating a particular time or a day when nothing is done.
Example: December 25, Christmas Day, is an official public holiday, and many businesses are closed so workers can celebrate at home with their families.
The state of being holy or a title was given to the Pope that is used when addressing them.
Example: Chrissy was so excited that Christmas was here, and she wanted to be in charge of handing out the presents and acted like she had achieved great holiness.
A shrub with prickly dark green waxy leaves, small white flowers, and red berries, often used to make wreaths and other Christmas decorations.
Example: Holly is the perfect addition to traditional Christmas decorations, but I think mom went overboard this year when she “Decked the Halls with lots of Holly.”
Something or someone worth complete devotion and trust, or belonging or derived from a divine power.
Example: At Midnight Mass, the priest discussed all things holy and the meaning of Christmas.
A place where someone, or a family, lives permanently.
Example: Our home is decorated most on the block, ensuring Santa will not fly by on Christmas Eve.
Something that is made at home instead of being made at a factory or purchased at a store.
Example: Grandma’s homemade gingerbread cookies are always the best and one thing we look forward to every Christmas.
Someone or something that is held in high respect or esteem.
Example: We had the honor to enjoy Christmas breakfast with Santa and his elves.
A feeling or trust, or wanting something to happen or become a reality.
Example: Our kids were told by their friends there was no Santa, but they still held out hope that he was real and would deliver presents for them this Christmas.
The act of wanting something to happen or to become true.
Example: I was hoping this year to get a bicycle for Christmas, and I must have been a good girl because there was one under the tree from Santa.
The entertainment of guests or friendly and generous reception of visitors and strangers.
Example: The Johnsons were known for their hospitality during the Christmas season, as they opened their doors every year for those who wanted to come by and visit.
To act as a host, such as by having a party at your home or business to celebrate Christmas.
Example: Chris always enjoyed hosting our family Christmas party, but he was letting our aunt host the holiday celebration this year.
Something that has a high temperature.
Example: There is nothing better than sipping hot cocoa while reading a book in front of the fireplace in my Christmas pajamas.
To squeeze someone or something tightly with your arms is often used as a way to express affection for someone or something.
Example: Upon arrival at Grandma’s on Christmas Day, we always receive a hug before she lets us in the door.
Something of a significantly large size, enormous, or of considerable importance.
Example: The Christmas tree in the town square was so huge the star at the top was high above the roofs of nearby buildings.
The act of giving someone or something a hug to show affection.
Example: This Christmas, my parents gave me a puppy, and it was so cuddly that I could not stop hugging it.
Plural form of a hug, meaning receiving multiple embraces.
Example: The kids were tired of all the hugs because they wanted to go home and play with their Christmas presents.
A low steady, continuous sound, such as the hum of a fan or computer.
Example: Joey did not know the words to “Silent Night,” so he just hummed and acted like he knew the words.
A modest view of one’s own importance or having a high amount of humbleness.
Example: Shani was so nervous about meeting Santa that she showed extreme humility as she shyly went up to him.
The act of making a low steady, continuous sound.
Example: The elves were humming in unison as they busily made Christmas toys.
To move around or act with great haste.
Example: We were running late for Christmas dinner, so we had to hurry up and finish getting ready so that we could leave for Grandma and Grandpa’s
To act in a quick or rushed manner.
Example: We hurriedly got ready for the Christmas party because we knew our friends and family would arrive any minute.
The busy movement and activity of something or someone, or to move in a hurried manner.
Example: Black Friday was just the beginning of all the hustle and bustle of shopping for the Christmas season.
A religious song or prayer that is used to praise or pray to God.
Example: Midnight Mass always included a hymn or two as we praised God and everything He has done for us this year.
Christmas Words From A-Z
Here’s each list of Christmas words from the letters A to Z: