List of Christmas Words That Start With S!

In need of festive Christmas words that start with S?

If you’re trying to describe Christmas starting with S 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 S, I hope you find what you’re looking for:

Christmas Words That Start With S

Sacred – connected with God or a god or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration.

Saint Nicholas – The American Santa Claus, as well as the British Father Christmas, derive from Saint Nicholas.

Sales – the exchange of a commodity for money; the action of selling something.

Sanctuary – refuge or safety from pursuit, persecution, or other danger.

Santa – also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa.

Santa Claus – also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa.

Santa’s Bag – the bag Santa carries full of presents.

Santa’s Beard – Santa is famous for his big white bushy beard.

Santa’s Elves – Santa’s elves help him prepare presents all year around.

Santa’s Helpers – Santa’s helpers help him prepare presents all year around.

Santa’s List – The list kids send to Santa letting him know what they want for Christmas.

Santa’s Sleigh – Santa uses a sleigh to travel.

Santa’s Workshop – this is the place where Santa and his helpers work all year.

Sash – a long strip or loop of cloth worn over one shoulder or round the waist, especially as part of a uniform or official dress.

Sauce – a liquid or semi-liquid substance served with food to add moistness and flavor.

Savior – a person who saves someone or something from danger or difficulty.

Savory – (of food) belonging to the category that is salty or spicy rather than sweet.

Scarf – a length or square of fabric worn around the neck or head.

Scrooge – Ebenezer Scrooge is the protagonist of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol.

Scrumptious – (of food) extremely tasty; delicious.

Season’s Greetings – used as an expression of goodwill at Christmas or the New Year.

Secret Santa – an arrangement by which a group of friends or colleagues exchange Christmas presents anonymously, each member of the group being assigned another member for whom to provide a small gift, typically costing no more than a set amount.

Secular – not connected with religious or spiritual matters.

Sentimental – of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.

Serve – perform duties or services for (another person or an organization).

Sharing – have a portion of (something) with another or others.

Shepherd – a person who tends and rears sheep.

Shine – (of the sun or another source of light) give out a bright light.

Shopping – the action or activity of buying goods from shops.

Silver Bells – “Silver Bells” is a classic Christmas song written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.

Singing – the activity of performing songs or tunes by making musical sounds with the voice.

Skating – the action or activity of gliding on ice skates or roller skates as a sport or pastime.

Skiing – travel over snow on skis; take part in the sport or recreation of skiing.

Sled – ride on a sledge.

Sleigh – a sledge drawn by horses or reindeer, especially one used for passengers.

Sleigh Bells – a tinkling bell attached to the harness of a sleigh horse.

Smile – form one’s features into a pleased, kind, or amused expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth exposed.

Snacks – a small amount of food eaten between meals.

Snow – atmospheric water vapor frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer.

Snow Angel – a design, made in fresh snow, by lying on one’s back and moving one’s arms up and down, and one’s legs from side to side.

Snowball – a ball of packed snow, especially one made for throwing at other people for fun.

Snowfall – a fall of snow.

Snowflake – a flake of snow, especially a feathery ice crystal, typically displaying delicate sixfold symmetry.

Snowman – a representation of a human figure created with compressed snow.

Snowy – covered with snow.

Sock – a garment for the foot and lower part of the leg, typically knitted from wool, cotton, or nylon.

Songs – a short poem or other set of words set to music or meant to be sung.

Sparkle – shine brightly with flashes of light.

Spices – an aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavor food, e.g. cloves, pepper, or cumin.

Spirited – full of energy, enthusiasm, and determination.

Spruce – a widespread coniferous tree which has a distinctive conical shape and hanging cones, widely grown for timber, pulp, and Christmas trees.

Stable – a building set apart and adapted for keeping horses.

Star Of David – a six-pointed figure consisting of two interlaced equilateral triangles, used as a Jewish and Israeli symbol.

Starlight – the light that comes from the stars.

Stirring – causing excitement or strong emotion; rousing.

Stocking – an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Saint Nicholas Day or Christmas Eve so that Saint Nicholas can fill it.

Storytelling – the activity of telling or writing stories.

Stove – an apparatus for cooking or heating that operates by burning fuel or using electricity.

Strands – a single thin length of something such as thread, fiber, or wire, especially as twisted together with others.

Stress – a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

Stuffing – a mixture used to stuff poultry or meat before cooking.

Sugarplum – a small round sweet of flavored boiled sugar.

Sundown – the time in the evening when the sun disappears or daylight fades.

Surprise – an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, etc.

Sweater – a knitted garment worn on the upper body, typically with long sleeves, put on over the head.

Sweets – a small shaped piece of sweet food made with sugar.

Symbol – a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g. the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation.

Symbolism – symbolic meaning attributed to natural objects or facts.

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 Are Some Famous Christmas Sayings?

There are plenty of famous and fun Christmas sayings and quotes, some of the best are:

  • “Make it a December to remember.”
  • “Season’s greetings!”
  • “Deck the halls with boughs of holly!”
  • “Tis the season to be jolly!”
  • “Wrap yourself up in a Christmas hug!”
  • “May your holiday season be merry and bright!”
  • “May all your Christmases be white!”
  • “Peace on Earth and goodwill to all men.”
  • “Jingle all the way!”
  • “Ho! Ho! Ho!”
  • “Have yourself a merry little Christmas!”
  • “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”
  • “Santa Claus is coming to town!”
  • “All I want for Christmas is _____.”
  • ” Christmas isn’t a season, it’s a feeling.”

If those phrases don’t get you into the Christmas spirit, I don’t know what will!

If there are any Christmas-related words that start with S that 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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