In need of festive Christmas words that start with G?
If you’re trying to describe Christmas starting with G you have a good number of words to choose from.
The letter G is home to the Grinch, Gingerbread, and some other classic Christmas words!
I did my best to find as many relevant words as possible, I hope you find what you’re looking for:
Christmas Words That Start With G
Games – an activity that one engages in for amusement or fun.
Garland – a wreath of flowers and leaves, worn on the head or hung as a decoration.
Garnished – decorate or embellish (something, especially food).
Gather – come together; assemble or accumulate.
Gift Boxes – a practical gift package equipped with gifts for relatives and friends to express affection.
Gift Exchange – exchanging gifts or presents with one another over Christmas.
Gift Tags – small tags that are put on gifts with the name of the sender and recipient.
Gift-Wrapped – (of a present) wrapped in decorative paper.
Gifting – give (something) as a gift, especially formally or as a donation or bequest.
Gifts – a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present.
Gingerbread – Gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th century. The elaborate cookie-walled houses, decorated with foil in addition to gold leaf, became associated with Christmas tradition.
Giving – freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone).
Glass – a drinking container made from glass.
Gleaming – shine brightly, especially with reflected light.
Glee – great delight, especially from one’s own good fortune or another’s misfortune.
Glistening – shining with a sparkling light.
Glittering – shining with a shimmering or sparkling light.
Globe – a spherical or rounded object.
Gloves – Santa is famous for his white gloves.
God – (in Christianity and other monotheistic religions) the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
Gold – Bright gold is an oft-used representation of the sun and the Son (meaning the Son of God) and is used at Christmastime to bring light into the darkness.
Goodhearted – kind and well meaning.
Goodies – something attractive or desirable, especially something tasty to eat.
Goodwill – friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude.
Goose – a traditional bird served at a Christmas dinner.
Gospel – the teaching or revelation of Christ.
Gourmet – a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.
Grace – courteous good will.
Gratefulness – feeling or showing an appreciation for something done or received.
Gratitude – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Greenery – green foliage, growing plants, or vegetation, most notably a Christmas tree.
Greetings – a polite word or sign of welcome or recognition.
Grinch – a mean-spirited person who spoils the enjoyment of others; a spoilsport or killjoy.
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.
The History Of Christmas
The history of Christmas is actually very interesting, and a far cry from how and why we celebrate this festive holiday today!
Christmas words are not new, they’ve been around since the 4th century.
Christmas was originally a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
The word Christmas actually comes from the old English word “Cristes maesse”, meaning “Christ’s mass”.
Christmas wasn’t always celebrated on December 25th, the date was actually chosen to coincide with the pagan holiday of Saturnalia which was a Roman festival honoring the god Saturn.
Christmas wasn’t declared a federal holiday in the United States until June 26th, 1870.
Christmas wasn’t widely celebrated in America until the 19th century when Christmas traditions such as Christmas trees, Christmas stockings, and gift-giving became popular.
Today, everyone who celebrates Christmas does so in their own way, but it’s certainly a day filled with Christmas cheer, Christmas words, and Christmas love!
If there are any Christmas-related words that start with G 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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