TOP 10 Christmas Idioms and Phrases
We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Something we sing at Christmas time and has become the standard sentiment to write in Christmas cards.
Christmas comes but once a year
Christmas only happens once a year and we should enjoy it. We often use it to reassure ourselves when we have eaten too much food and drank too much.
Sing Christmas Carols and go Carol Singing
Carol singing (or Caroling) is singing carols in the street or public places. It is one of the oldest customs in Great Britain, going back to the Middle Ages when beggars, seeking food, money, or drink, would wander the streets singing holiday songs.
Kiss under the mistletoe
If you are lucky enough to kiss somebody under the mistletoe, you will be happy and in love for the rest of the year.
Leave food out for Santa
Santa Clause come down the chimney of everybody's house on Christmas eve. It's good to live for him and his reindeer some food ;-)
Wish Upon A Star
At Christmas we often 'Wish Upon A Star' and hope that the next year, will be a good year, because the star can answer our wishes.
To cancel someone's Christmas
That person will not live until Christmas! This is a humorous expression that can be heard in movies. The idea is that you are so angry with someone that you are going to kill them.
Christmas came early (this year)
When you receive some unexpected good news or good fortune, you can describe it as Christmas coming early.
Like turkeys voting for (an early) Christmas
If people are like turkeys (the large bird eaten at Christmas) voting for Christmas, they choose to accept a situation which will have very bad results for them.