In need of festive Christmas words that start with A?
If you’re trying to describe Christmas starting with A you have a good number of words to choose from.
I did my best to find as many relevant words as possible beginning with the letter A, I hope you find what you’re looking for:
Christmas Words That Start With A
Abundance – a very large quantity of something.
Acceptance – the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered.
Adore – love and respect (someone) deeply.
Advent – the first season of the Church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays.
Affection – a gentle feeling of fondness or liking.
Angel – a spiritual being believed to act as an attendant, agent, or messenger of God, conventionally represented in human form with wings and a long robe.
Announcement – the action of making an announcement.
Anticipation – the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction.
Antlers – each of the branched horns on the head of an adult deer (typically a male one), which are made of bone and are grown and cast annually.
Appreciative – feeling or showing gratitude or pleasure.
Aroma – a distinctive, typically pleasant smell.
Artificial – made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, especially as a copy of something natural.
Assemble – (of people) gather together in one place for a common purpose.
Attend – be present at (an event, meeting, or function).
Awaiting – wait for (an event).
Away In A Manger – a Christmas carol first published in the late nineteenth century and used widely throughout the English-speaking world.
What Makes a Good Christmas Word?
In order to be a good Christmas word, the word should ideally (but not necessarily) be:
- Related to Christianity or the Nativity
- Related to winter and all things related to that time of year
- Related to Christmas decorations, traditions, or activities that take place at Christmas
- Anything festive!
People have their own Christmas experiences throughout their lives and this wonderful day means different things to different people.
But there are loads of words that are synonymous with all things Christmas, and those really evoke emotions when used.
What Christmas Means Today vs Tradition
The Christmas we know today is nothing like its origins, and most aren’t familiar with how and why Christmas began.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration by billions of people around the world.
A highly commercialized and globalized celebration, Christmas is traditionally celebrated in many ways and has been adapted in various cultures throughout the ages.
Common modern customs of Christmas include gift giving, Christmas music, an exchange of Christmas cards, church services, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly.
Traditionally, Christmas is a time for giving, but the focus on gift-giving and materialism has increased in recent decades.
Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon.
If there are any Christmas-related words that start with A you think should be on this list, please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them to the list to help others out.
If you want to find more lists of Xmas-inspired words beginning with other letters of the alphabet, just click one of the letters below:
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