In need of festive Christmas words that start with Y?
It’s always challenging when looking for words that begin with the letter Y, but I did my best when trying to find as many relevant words as possible.
I hope you find the Xmas-related words you’re looking for from the list below:
Christmas Words That Start With Y
Yorkshire Pudding – a baked batter pudding typically eaten with roast beef.
Youth – the period between childhood and adult age.
Yule Log – a large log traditionally burnt in the hearth on Christmas Eve.
Yuletide – archaic term for Christmas.
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 Y 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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