Christmas is a time for celebration and can provide many opportunities for children and adults. Many unique words are used just for the Christmas holiday and other words that relate to the holiday. This presents a chance to teach children new words, how to use them, and different meanings for the holiday season.
Many words start with M, offering unique ideas to make homemade crafts and cards to share with friends and family.
List of Christmas Words That Start With M
Here’s a list of Christmas words that start with the letter M, including their meanings:
The past tense of the word make, meaning to create or craft something.
Example: The kids were excited when they made the cookies for Santa.
The noble pilgrims who followed the guiding star from the East to Bethlehem, where they paid their respect and praised the newborn infant named Jesus.
Example: The Magi made an incredible journey bearing gifts for baby Jesus.
Something that is wonderful and exciting, or having the power to influence and affect the course of events by using supernatural forces.
Example: The magic of Christmas filled the air with lights, joy, cheer, and the sounds of Christmas carols.
Something that is related to or using magic, or something that is beautiful or delightful in such a way it seems different from everyday life.
Example: The way the Christmas lights sparkled on the glistening snow, it appeared as if the town was magical.
Something that is very good and excellent, or impressively, beautiful and elaborate.
Example: Waking up Christmas morning at the cabin was terrific, and the magnificent view of the snow-covered mountains made it even more spectacular.
To do something in a skillful manner or something that is elaborate or extremely beautiful.
Example: The magnificently decorated town square was the highlight of our Christmas, as everyone gathered, sipping hot cocoa and singing Christmas carols.
A sorcerer or someone who is a trickster. It is also the singular form of the Magi, a member of a hereditary priestly class of people among the ancient Medes and Persians.
Example: When Christmas comes, we often celebrate the birth of Jesus, including the visit from a Magus, who, along with two others, brought him gifts.
A female domestic servant, or an unmarried girl or young woman.
Example: Mom was getting so stressed out getting ready for Christmas that she talked dad into hiring a maid to help clean the house while she focused on preparing dinner.
Plural of maid, and part of the “12 Days of Christmas” song – “Eight Maids a Milking.”
Example: We planned a fun Christmas gift exchange, and everyone was challenged to buy gifts based on the song “12 Days of Christmas,” I picked “Eight Maids a Milking,” so I bought a milk frother and hot cocoa mix. I am unsure if that works, but it was all I could think of.
Letters and packages that are sent through the United States Postal System.
Example: Christmastime is always fun, and our mailman gets to know us very well because of all the mail he delivers, including presents and Christmas cards.
A person who is responsible for delivering mail and packages to households and businesses in the communities.
Example: The kids patiently sat at the front door, waiting for the mailman to arrive with some of their Christmas presents.
Having royal power or impressive stateliness, including dignity and beauty.
Example: Every year after the first snowfall, we go for a drive, experience the majesty of the nearby mountains, and take our annual Christmas photo.
The act of putting something together by combining parts or substances or creating or constructing something.
Example: This year, we decided to make all our Christmas presents for our friends and family.
Someone responsible or in charge of things, such as a store or business.
Example: The poor store manager was getting stressed out with all the angry shoppers during Black Friday shopping.
A long open box-like structure for horses and cattle to seek shelter and eat from.
Example: We set up our manger this year on the front lawn, along with a beautiful life-sized nativity.
A beam, stone, or arch that is used to support the masonry of a fireplace.
Example: We decorated our fireplace mantel with a Christmas town scene and then hung our stockings from it.
A large number of people or things.
Example: When we woke up on Christmas morning, we became so excited when we saw many presents under the tree.
To be filled with wonder or astonishment.
Example: We could not help but marvel at the breathtaking Christmas light display throughout our hometown.
The mother of Jesus, who gave birth in a manger in Bethlehem.
Example: Mary and Joseph made their way to Bethlehem in time to give birth to baby Jesus.
The rubbing and kneading of joints and muscles by the hands in an attempt to help the body relax by relieving tension and pain.
Example: We didn’t know what to get mom for Christmas this year, so we got her a gift certificate for a massage.
Food eaten on regular occasions or a reasonably large amount of food is designed to provide various food groups, including meats, vegetables, etc., often served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Example: This year’s Christmas meal will include a stuffed turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, and homemade biscuits.
What is meant by a word, text, example, concept, or action.
Example: The meaning of Christmas has changed throughout the years, but it is still a time for friends and family to gather in celebration.
The flesh of an animal that is typically used for food, such as ham, turkey, or duck.
Example: This year’s Christmas dinner’s meat was ham, which is my favorite.
Something that produces a pleasant-sounding tune.
Example: The melodious tunes of the Christmas carolers rang through the air in the town square.
Having a pleasing melody or producing a pleasing melody.
Example: The soloist singing at the Christmas concert sang melodiously.
When put together, a sequence of single musical notes creates a musically satisfying sequence.
Example: The melody of the Christmas song is not stuck in my head, and I keep singing it over and over to myself.
Something that is remembered from the past or as a recollection.
Example: John’s memory is impressive; he can remember the first time he saw Santa Claus.
Several events, thoughts, actions, etc. that are remembered from the past.
Example: I have so many unforgettable memories from past Christmas gatherings that I cannot help but smile every time I think of them.
A candle holder with eight branches and a central socket that is used during the celebration of Hanukkah.
Example: In addition to decorating for Christmas, we put up a Menorah so my brother-in-law could celebrate Hanukkah while they were visiting us this holiday season.
To have compassion or show forgiveness toward someone when it is possible to harm or punish the other person.
Example: Santa showed my brothers mercy, and even though they were on his naughty list, he still left them Christmas presents.
To do something in a cheerful manner, or to do something without consideration about possible problems and future implications.
Example: The elves merrily continued to make Christmas toys for the boys and girls in preparation for Santa’s Christmas Eve delivery run.
To do something in a light-hearted or fun-making manner, such as during a celebration or festivity.
Example: Sounds of merriment came from the kitchen where my mom, grandma, and aunt cooked Christmas dinner while sipping wine.
Something that is cheery or lively or characterized by festivity and rejoicing.
Example: Joe wished everyone a Merry Christmas as he left the office before his vacation to Hawaii to visit family for the holidays.
The process of enjoying oneself when with others, especially by drinking and dancing.
Example: We all had our fill of merrymaking during Christmas and felt like we needed a vacation to recover from all the festivities.
A verbal, written, or recorded means of communication meant to be sent or left for a recipient to access later because they cannot be contacted directly or immediately.
Example: Dad left a message for us Christmas Eve morning that he had gone Christmas shopping for mom and would not be home until later in the afternoon.
Multiple written, verbal, or recorded means of communication for a recipient to access later when available.
Example: Mom did not see the message dad left about his going Christmas shopping; she left him many voice messages because he wasn’t answering his phone, which he left at home.
A person who delivers a message or packages or is employed messages to others for a company.
Example: The messenger was very busy delivering packages and presents from local businesses throughout the community during the holiday season.
The middle of the night at 12 o’clock.
Example: Uncle Chris was too busy chatting with dad and grandpa; he did not leave until after midnight and should have stayed overnight to enjoy Christmas morning with us.
An opaque white fluid from female mammals full of nutrients and rich in fat and protein is often used to feed their young.
Example: We almost forgot to leave a glass of milk out for Santa Claus with his tray of cookies.
To cut up or grind something into tiny pieces, typically in a blender or other appliance with blades.
Example: Mom did not have any dried garlic to add to the turkey rub for Christmas dinner, so she took some garlic and minced it up to add to the spiced rub mixture.
Minced-up meat, or a mixture of raisins, currants, apples, candied citrus peels, spices, sugar, and suet, usually baked into a pie.
Example: I could never understand why mincemeat was so popular at our Christmas gatherings, but my family loved it, so my grandma made it every year.
A surprising, yet welcome event, that is not explainable by scientific or natural causes and is considered to be supernatural or the work of a divine agency.
Example: With the snow and nasty weather on Christmas Day, it was a miracle we made it to my grandparent’s home on time.
Something that occurs through divine, spiritual, or supernatural intervention.
Example: Our dog escaping from his kennel was a miraculous event that allowed him to open up all the Christmas presents underneath the tree while we were out singing carols.
Something that was done in a way to resemble or mimic a miracle.
Example: Santa miraculously escaped his fall off the roof with only a few bruises and jumped back up so he could continue delivering Christmas presents.
Amusement, especially when expressed in laughter.
Example: Everyone was having a great time at the Christmas party; they cheered and joyed with mirth.
A leathery-leafy parasitic plant that grows on broadleaf plants and bears white glutinous berries during the winter. It is also a symbol used at Christmas to signify a moment where two people must kiss if they are found underneath the mistletoe simultaneously.
Example: Mom loved the idea of mistletoe, so she hung a bundle of it up in every doorway throughout the house for the family Christmas party.
A glove having two sections, one for the thumb and the other for the four fingers, often made from wool to help keep the hands warm during the winter.
Example: Susan wore her new mittens outside when we gathered to build a snowman during the snowfall on Christmas morning.
A title that is used before a surname to indicate a married woman.
Example: Mrs. Claus was always cheery and happy, especially when she helped Santa Claus prepare for Christmas.
Having several parts to something, or having more than one of an item.
Example: We made so many cookies for Christmas that we had multiple sugar cookies.
Vocal or instrumental sounds that, when combined appropriately, can create beautiful harmony and expression of emotion.
Example: Christmas music filled the mall stores immediately after Thanksgiving.
Doing something in a way that relates to music.
Example: The Christmas songs the carolers sang were musically and lyrically entertaining.
A gum resin with a strong fragrance that is obtained from certain trees. Myrrh is commonly used for perfumes, medicines, and incense.
Example: Mom loves to cleanse the home before the holidays, and afterward, she burns frankincense and myrrh incense every morning.
A traditional story, especially one sharing details from history, explaining social phenomena, and often containing supernatural beings, forces, or events.
Example: My favorite Christmastime myth is Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Traditional stories that are shared, typically including supernatural beings or events or widely held false beliefs or ideas.
Example: There are several Christmas myths, including many stories surrounding what happened the day Jesus was born.
Christmas Words From A-Z
Here’s each list of Christmas words from the letters A to Z: