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12 Useful Vocabulary Phrases to Know in Time for Christmas

Okay, Christmas is here and you’re getting ready to meet your relatives who will be coming over for a nice Christmas dinner. You want to find a way to impress them and show them how much you’ve learned and grown this year… but how?

Well, here’s something you might not have thought of. You know how every year you probably stick with the same greetings and phrases typical for this holiday? What if there was a way to change it up, and elevate your season’s greetings? It’s not too hard too. 

In fact, we’ll break down some helpful phrases right here for you. By the end of this blog, you’ll be well-equipped with useful phrases to incorporate into your conversations this Christmas and you’ll also be heading on into 2023 with a broader vocabulary range.


A time of jubilation

Yes, we may be familiar with “joy” or “happiness”. However, consider using “jubilation” instead as it’s not only a more sophisticated word choice but also carries that additional connotation of celebration perfect for the occasion.


Let’s reminisce about the year.

Indeed, the end of the last month of the year is a great time to look back at all the wonderful memories you’ve made. Initiate a fond recollection of the precious moments with your friends, using this phrase.


I’ve studied all these felicitous festive phrases.

While ‘felicitous’ means “suitable”, it also (aptly) means happiness, making it perfect for Christmas.


Sing carols synchronously

This is helpful when proposing to sing some cheery Christmas songs with your friends and family!


The compelling acting in the nativity play

Just enjoyed a brilliant show put up in church? Now you’ve got a way to compliment those actors who pour their heart and soul out on the stage…


The turkey we had was delectable

… and a way to compliment the chef!


The star on top of the tree appear to scintillate with a golden hue

When “shining” or “twinkling” just doesn’t seem apt for how bright and mesmerizing those decorations look, here’s a phrase for you.


Santa’s industrious elves

While you’re industriously learning these vocabulary phrases, those elves are diligently preparing the gifts!


The lithe dancers in the Nutcracker ballet

This particular performance is inherently tied to Christmas. Use your creativity! Perhaps you’d find some use for this phrase.


Rendezvous with your cousins

Meet up with relatives you haven’t seen in a while.


A card signed with calligraphic writing, ending with a flourish

You could also pen down these phrases you’ve learned in fancy script!


Picturesque scene, blanketed by snow

If you’re travelling somewhere snowy and scenic, be sure to throw in this phrase on your trip!

We know how frustrating it is to feel tongue-tied in conversations and English Mastery is here to help you with that.

Communicating eloquently is a valuable life skill definitely applicable beyond Christmas. Once learned, the skill is something you’ll use often and be grateful you’ve acquired.

Plus, coming back to academics, the Oral Communication component is worth a hefty 20% of your English O Level examination and it definitely wouldn’t hurt to start building an impressive vocabulary bank right now.

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