Many people across the world observe Christmas, and to help increase your little one’s enjoyment of the holiday and their vocabulary, you can create a list of Christmas words. To help you get started, we have collected many Christmas-related words, including the letter O and their meanings.
List of Christmas Words That Start With O
Here’s a list of Christmas words that start with the letter O, including their meanings:
A number between one and twelve indicates the time of day.
Example: Mom said we needed to be home by one o’clock sharp to ensure we had plenty of time to get ready before the family came for Christmas dinner.
A promise, often made before a divine witness, regardings one’s future or actions one intends to do.
Example: Mom made dad take an oath this year, promising he would not help us snoop for our Christmas presents.
The practice or act of respecting the requirements of law, rituals, or morality, or the act of watching or noticing something.
Example: In observance of Christmas, our family gathers yearly for dinner on Christmas Eve, and then we go to church for Midnight Mass.
The act of paying strict attention to something or someone, such as being a keen spectator.
Example: On Christmas morning, the younger kids observantly watched the older kids slide down the hill on their new sleds, patiently waiting for their turn.
To notice something or someone and realize it is significant.
Example: Julia observed it was chilly outside Christmas morning, so she went back inside to grab a scarf before going out with the kids to watch them go sledding.
The action of noticing something or someone to obtain information or understand their actions.
Example: Mom did not realize during the holiday season, she was under constant observation by us kids, watching and waiting to determine where she hid our Christmas presents.
The act of making someone legally or morally bound to conduct an activity or course of action or to be extremely grateful.
Example: All the siblings felt obliged to come back home every year to spend Christmas with the family.
The act of doing something that shows the willingness to provide service or to show kindness toward someone or something.
Example: The kids obligingly posed for photos during our Christmas gathering, even though all they wanted to do was to start playing with their new toys.
To be fixated or obsessed with someone or something.
Example: My aunt had an obsessive knack for decorating for Christmas, and we always noticed something new in her holiday collection every year.
A particular time or event, or to have a reason or cause to do something.
Example: Christmas is when families and friends gather to celebrate and enjoy time with one another.
To be away from a place or to be at a distance from it. It can also mean something that is not turned on, such as Christmas lights.
Example: There was an emergency at work, and I was starting to worry that I would not be off in time to get to Christmas Day dinner.
The act of presenting or giving something to someone to accept or refuse, or an expression or readiness to do something or give something to someone.
Example: Black Friday offers shoppers many special offers, bringing many people out of their homes to start their Christmas shopping.
Something that is offered as a gift or contribution or something that is manufactured for sale. An offering can also be a contribution made to a church or local organization.
Example: Dad made sure he brought extra money to allow all the kids in the family to donate to the offering at church after Midnight Mass.
The plural of offering, which means multiple donations or gifts made to a church or local charity.
Example: Offerings made during the Christmas season are always welcome and often used to help families who might not have a good holiday season opportunities to have an enjoyable Christmas.
A person’s child or children, an animal’s young, or the product of something.
Example: Grandma and grandpa love to sit down and watch all of their offspring and their babies open presents and have fun with one another every Christmas.
The plural of offspring meaning having many children, young animals, or products.
Example: Our puppy’s offsprings were delivered Christmas morning, which was a beautiful present for everyone in the family.
Something, such as decorations or traditions that are not current or modern.
Example: This year, we are having an old-fashioned Christmas with homemade ornaments and caroling.
A liquid derived from petroleum can also be made from fruits and veggies, such as olive oil.
Example: Before we started cooking Christmas dinner, dad had to run out to the store in hopes of finding one open because mom forgot to buy enough olive oil.
A small oval fruit bitter with a hard pit turns green when unripe and brownish-black when it ripens.
Example: One of my favorite things to do every Christmas is to help mom make the cheese platter before friends and family visit, and most of the time, I eat more olives than make it on the platter.
Something, such as an activity or service, can be accessed using the Internet or other computer network system.
Example: This year, dad started gift shopping on Christmas Eve; instead, he ordered everything online.
A juicy citrus fruit with a tough yellow-reddish rind or a leathery, leafy tree that bears the orange citrus fruit commonly found in warm regions of the world.
Example: Mom insisted we had breakfast before we could open presents from Santa Claus, so my sister and I ran into the kitchen to grab some orange juice and muffins.
The plural of orange meaning multiple fruits, which can often be used to decorate for the holidays or as home decor.
Example: This year, we wanted a traditional Christmas tree, so we dried out some sliced oranges and strung them up on the tree with cranberries and popcorn.
The plural of order meaning multiple requests for services or products.
Example: With more people shopping online, several companies struggle with the number of orders received and need to be shipped out in time to arrive for Christmas.
The point or place where something began, was created, or derived.
Example: The origin of Christmas is often debated, with many stories and beliefs creating many unique stories about the holiday and all the associated festivities.
Something used to decorate or make something or someone look more attractive but often has no purpose when set aside on its own.
Example: Some traditional Christmas trees are decorated with natural elements, such as leaves, pinecones, fruits, and maybe an ornament or two.
The plural of ornament, meaning several decorative items, is often used to decorate trees during various holiday seasons.
Example: Mom has several ornaments she puts on our Christmas tree that she had when she was a little girl.
Items added to something help make it appear more attractive and provide decoration or the action of decorating something making it more elaborate.
Example: The ornamentation that filled Santa’s home at the North Pole made it feel like Christmas all year long.
The action of making something look more attractive by adding ornaments and various other decorations.
Example: One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to help mom with all of the ornamenting and decorating she does inside and outside the home.
Something that serves or is intended to serve as a decorative item, such as an ornament.
Example: During Midnight Mass at church, I admired the many ornamental touches throughout the building.
To allow access to something or something that is not blocked or closed or to unfold and spread out.
Example: The kids were getting impatient because they were told they had to wait until after dinner to open their Christmas presents.
A gap in something that allows access through or the beginning of something new.
Example: The bakery downtown held its grand opening just in time to be flooded with orders for Christmas.
Having great wealth or being surrounded by luxuriousness.
Example: Once the house is decorated for Christmas, they have spectacular opulence.
To do something expensively or luxuriously.
Example: Every year, our neighbors get together and opulently decorate their homes, creating a festive scene for Christmas.
The act of being hopeful or confident about the future, often overestimating something.
Example: The kids were very optimistic they were on Santa’s nice list and could not wait until Christmas Day to open all their presents.
The act of doing something in a way that shows hope and confidence regarding future events.
Example: Mom bought a lot of food for Christmas dinner because she was optimistically planning that everyone she invited would show up.
Something that is the best or most favorable.
Example: The optimal place to sit in the home on Christmas Day is by the fireplace next to the tree because it is warm and near all the presents.
To do something most favorably.
Example: The twins woke up optimally on Christmas morning, hoping they not only had lots of presents from Santa under the tree but it also snowed so they could build snowmen.
The feeling of hopefulness and confidence about the future, or hoping for the successful outcome of a situation.
Example: There was much optimism about gathering with the family for Christmas, especially since we had not seen each other in months.
The state of being all-comprehensive, mainly when referring to the attributes of God.
Example: During Midnight Mass, we learned more about the omneity of God and the meaning of Christmas.
The recognition and respect of different religions and the gods they worship, or the lack thereof.
Example: With so many different stories behind the origin of Christmas, it is crucial to have omnism and understand how each other religion celebrates the holidays.
Something exceptionally good or the remaining balance to be paid for something.
Example: Mom’s cooking is so outstanding everyone plans to come to our house for Christmas dinner.
Something that is exceptional and amazing.
Example: The outstandingly beautiful Christmas decorations in the town’s square looked even more magnificent when the snow started falling.
Something that is set higher than the others in a layered area or something that has concluded.
Example: I love the holidays so much that I become sad when the Christmas festivities are over.
Being extremely happy for something or someone.
Example: My brother’s kids were overjoyed by all the presents we had under the tree waiting for them when they came over on Christmas Day.
The act of filling something with great joy or causing someone to rejoice.
Example: It was such an overjoying experience to see everyone visit us for Christmas, and we all agreed we needed to spend more time together as a family.
When a liquid flows over the brim of a container, such as a glass or pot, it can mean the excess surplus of something.
Example: My mom made my brother stand by the pot of soup for our Christmas Day lunch boiled to ensure it did not overflow.
Something that is flooding or flowing over the surface or a container, especially when the contents go over the sides.
Example: My little sister’s eggnog was overflowing, making it challenging for her to get from the kitchen to the living room, where we were opening Christmas presents.
One of the animals at the birth of Christ is viewed as a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice.
Example: When we were putting up our nativity scene, we realized we were missing the donkey and the ox, which meant we had another box full of Christmas decorations in the attic.