Tag Archives: interest-Christmas

  1. We Asked: What Are Your Favorite Christmastime Words?

    Christmas is right around the corner and there’s a lot of things that come to mind around this time of year. What words reminds you of Christmastime?
  2. Cracking The Christmas Carol Code

  3. When Exactly Are The 12 Days Of Christmas?

    Are there actually 12 Days of Christmas? And if so when are they? Let's take a little stroll down Christmas carol lane to find out ...
  4. How To Help Your Kids Write A Letter To Santa

    Kids’ letters to Santa Claus are one of the most magical parts of the season. They help Old Saint Nick decide just what to deliver, and they give his helper elves on the streets the insight they need to make Christmas wishes come true.  The tradition of writing letters to Santa dates back to the 1800s. Originally, it was Santa who wrote letters to the …

  5. 7 Word Games And Activities To Do With Your Elf On The Shelf

    The holiday season has finally arrived, which means it’s time for the Elf On The Shelf to make its triumphant return! Whether you’re a seasoned elf parent, or this is your very first year introducing the concept, chances are you’re looking for some creative elf activities to keep your kids entertained all December long. While there are certainly plenty of ways for the Elf On …

  6. This Word Advent Calendar Brings Kids All The Holiday Cheer

  7. How December Got Its Name

    Ah, December, that time of year when storefronts are festooned with holiday decorations, and another year is reaching its close. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, December might mean pulling off your boots so you can curl up with your smartphone and read Dictionary.com (hey, we can dream). But, what does December mean in the Dictionary? And, where did the 12th month of the …

  8. Dictionary.com’s Night Before Christmas

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas at Dictionary.com . . . Not a laptop was stirring . . . just some RAM and some ROMNew words have been logged by our lexicographers with care They will post them online in the new year to share The writers were sleeping with tablets on their right In case new inspiration should arrive in the night When out in our lobby …

  9. ’Tis The Season For Explaining Common Holiday Phrases

  10. Meet Krampus, Saint Nick’s Not-So-Jolly Sidekick

    As the lyrics to the beloved Christmas carol “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” go: “He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice / Santa Claus is coming to town.” Well, if you thought Santa Claus was keeping tabs on who was good or bad, wait until you meet Krampus. Who is Krampus? In Austria, Hungary, and many other parts of Central Europe like Croatia …