100 Christmas Words That Start With T (With Definition)

100 Christmas Words That Start With S (With Definition) 

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Hello there, and welcome to our cozy corner of festive cheer! As someone who adores the holiday season, I’m thrilled to share with you an extensive list of Christmas-related words that start with the letter ‘T’.

These words are the little elves of language that help us express all the joy, traditions, and special moments that Christmas brings.

From the twinkling lights to the timeless tales, each term holds a piece of the holiday’s magic.

1. Tinsel

A type of shiny, metallic decorative strip used for Christmas decoration, often draped on trees.

2. Tree

The Christmas tree, typically an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine, or fir, is a centerpiece of the holiday’s decorations.

3. Toys

Objects for children to play with, often given as gifts during the Christmas season.

4. Tradition

A custom or belief that is passed down through generations, many of which are associated with Christmas celebrations.

5. Turkey

A large bird that is often the centerpiece of a Christmas feast in many cultures.

6. Twinkle

The sparkling or shimmering effect of Christmas lights.

7. Tidings

News or information, with “glad tidings” being a common Christmas phrase denoting good news.

8. Trimmings

Decorations or accessories, often used to refer to the ornaments on a Christmas tree or the accompaniments to the main Christmas meal.

9. Truce

A cessation of conflict, which historically has occurred during Christmas in times of war.

10. Toboggan

A long, narrow, lightweight sled, which is often used in snowy conditions during the Christmas season.

11. Toffee

A type of confection made by caramelizing sugar or molasses with butter, often enjoyed during Christmas.

12. Tablecloth

A cloth spread over a table, sometimes specially designed with Christmas motifs for the holiday season.

13. Twelfth Night

A festival in some branches of Christianity marking the coming of the Epiphany and concluding the Twelve Days of Christmas.

14. Turtledove

A symbol of love and purity, often referenced in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.

15. Taffy

A chewy candy that is pulled to a glossy consistency, sometimes found in Christmas stockings.

16. Tinsmith

A craftsman who makes tinware, which can include Christmas decorations.

17. Tiara

A decorative headpiece that might be worn at a Christmas pageant or party.

18. Tannenbaum

The German word for “fir tree” and commonly associated with Christmas trees.

19. Toyland

A mythical place associated with Christmas where toys come to life.

20. Trumpets

Brass instruments often used in Christmas music to produce a festive sound.

21. Tidbit

A small and particularly interesting item of gossip or information, often shared during Christmas gatherings.

22. Tulle

A lightweight, very fine, stiff netting often used for decorating Christmas trees and making festive bows.

23. Teasel

A spiny plant whose dried flower heads are sometimes used in Christmas wreaths and decorations.

24. Tiding

Another term for news or information, similar to tidings, often happy or relevant to the Christmas season.

25. Thyme

An herb used in cooking many dishes served during Christmas dinners.

26. Taper

A slender candle that might be used in Christmas ceremonies or dinners.

27. Trinket

A small ornament or item of jewelry that is typically of little value and could be a Christmas stocking stuffer.

28. Tranquility

A state of peace and quiet that many seek to achieve during the Christmas holiday.

29. Traveler

Many people travel during the Christmas season to visit family and friends.

30. Tinseltown

A nickname for Hollywood, but also used to describe a place that is festively decorated, like a city during Christmas.

31. Tapestry

A heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains, upholstery, and wall hangings and sometimes depicting Christmas scenes.

32. Thistle

A plant with a prickly stem and leaves and a head of purple flowers, often used in Christmas floral arrangements.

33. Topaz

A gemstone that could be given as a gift during Christmas.

34. Trifle

A dessert made with fruit, a thin layer of sponge fingers soaked in sherry or another fortified wine, and custard. It is often served at Christmas in the UK.

35. Toast

A ritual in which a drink is taken as an expression of honor or goodwill. The term “to toast” someone during a Christmas meal is common.

36. Treacle

A syrupy byproduct from refining sugar, often used in festive Christmas cooking.

37. Taffeta

A crisp, smooth, plain woven fabric made from silk or synthetic fibers, used for Christmas party dresses.

38. Talisman

An object, often inscribed with figures or characters, believed to bring good luck, which


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39. Tiding-stick

An old custom where a stick was used to knock on doors to announce good tidings during the holiday season.

40. Tippet

A shoulder cape often made of fur or wool, worn for warmth at Christmas outdoor events.

41. Tideline

The line on the shore formed by the accumulated debris of high tide, which may include seaweed used in some traditional Christmas decorations.

42. Tabernacle

In biblical times, a movable sanctuary in the wilderness. During Christmas, it represents the coming of God into the world.

43. Taffrail

The upper part of the stern of a ship; it’s often decorated during the Christmas season when ships are in harbor.

44. Tanager

A type of bird; a figurine of which might be used as a decoration in a Christmas display.

45. Teakettle

A kettle used to boil water for tea or hot drinks during cold Christmas evenings.

46. Teardrop

A type of ornament, shaped like a tear, often hung on Christmas trees.

47. Tectonic

Relating to the structure of the earth’s crust, it can be used to describe the fundamental changes in family gatherings during Christmas.

48. Telegraph

Historically used to send holiday greetings, before the advent of modern technology.

49. Telescope

A gift that one might receive for Christmas, used to observe the stars.

50. Tercet

A set or group of three lines of verse, which can be found in Christmas poems or carols.

51. Terrace

A level paved area or platform next to a building; it’s often adorned with lights and decorations during Christmas.

52. Thermal

Relating to heat, thermals are clothes or blankets that keep you warm during the Christmas season.

53. Thespian

An actor or actress, who might perform in a Christmas play or pantomime.

54. Threshold

The entrance to a house or building, which is often crossed by guests during Christmas gatherings.

55. Thrift

The quality of using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully, important during the Christmas season when expenses can be high.

56. Throttle

A mechanism for controlling the flow of a fluid, which might metaphorically be used to describe the control of spending on Christmas gifts.

57. Thunderbolt

A symbol of sudden illumination or insight, which can represent the way Christmas spirit suddenly strikes the heart.

58. Tickertape

Used in celebrations and sometimes repurposed for decorating or celebrating during Christmas parades.

59. Tidewater

Water brought or affected by tides, which could be a scene depicted in Christmas coastal town decorations.

60. Timberland

A forested area, which could be where one finds the perfect Christmas tree.

61. Timekeeper

An instrument or person measuring the passing of time, reminding us of the countdown to Christmas Day.

62. Timpani

A type of drum that produces a booming sound, often used in orchestral music during Christmas concerts.

63. Tinderbox

Historically, a box containing tinder, flint, and steel for striking a spark, it’s a reminder of the warmth and firelight during the Christmas season.

64. Tinge

A slight trace of color or feeling, which might describe the subtle addition of Christmas spirit to everyday life during the season.

65. Tinselweed

A fictional, festive plant, imagined to be as shiny and decorative as tinsel on a Christmas tree.

66. Tipple

A small alcoholic drink, particularly enjoyed during the festive Christmas period.

67. Tipsy

The state of having drunk enough to be affected slightly by alcohol, perhaps at a Christmas party.

68. Tiramisu

A coffee-flavored Italian dessert enjoyed by many during the Christmas season.

69. Titmouse

A small songbird; its figurines or images might adorn Christmas cards or decorations.

70. Tizzy

A state of nervous excitement or agitation, which can happen in the rush of preparing for Christmas.

71. Toadstool

A fungus with a large cap and stem, often found in Christmas stories and fairy tales.

72. Tobacconist

A person who sells tobacco products, which could be a gift for some during Christmas.

73. Tocsin

A signal, especially of alarm, rung on a bell or bells, which can be similar to the ringing of bells associated with Christmas.

74. Toddy

A hot drink made of liquor with water, sugar, and spices, traditionally consumed during Christmas.

75. Toile

A type of decorating pattern of a pastoral scene.

76. Tokenism

The practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, sometimes criticized in the context of gift-giving during Christmas.

77. Tolerance

The ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behavior that one dislikes, important during family gatherings at Christmas.

78. Topiary

The art or practice of clipping shrubs or trees into ornamental shapes, which can be part of Christmas decorations.

79. Topple

To become unsteady and fall over, a risk for Christmas trees if not properly secured.

80. Torque

A twisting force that causes rotation, which children might learn about while playing with Christmas toys that involve mechanics.

81. Torrid

Extremely hot, describing the climate for those who celebrate Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere.

82. Tortellini

A ring-shaped pasta, sometimes served during Christmas feasts.

83. Totem

An object, such as an animal or plant, that serves as an emblem or guardian, sometimes included in Christmas folklore or as decoration motifs.

84. Touchstone

A standard or criterion by which something is judged, which could apply to the quality of Christmas gifts.

85. Tourbillion

A whirlwind or something resembling a whirlwind, which can describe the hectic pace of the Christmas season.

86. Tournament

A series of contests between a number of competitors, who compete for an overall prize, which can be part of Christmas festival activities.

87. Tourniquet

A device for stopping the flow of blood through a vein or artery, typically by compressing a limb with a cord or tight bandage, which hopefully won’t be needed during Christmas activities.

88. Towhee

A type of bird with a distinctive call, which might be heard during Christmas morning walks.

89. Tracer

Something used to trace a pattern, such as Christmas lights outlining the eaves of houses.

90. Trachyte

A type of volcanic rock, which can be a part of nativity scenes representing the rugged terrain of Bethlehem.

91. Tractor

A powerful motor vehicle with large rear wheels, used chiefly on farms, which might be gifted as a toy model during Christmas.

92. Trademark

A symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product, seen on many Christmas gifts.

93. Tradition

The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, a central aspect of Christmas celebrations.

94. Traffic

The vehicles moving on a road or public highway, which can become congested during the Christmas shopping season.

95. Trajectory

The path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces, like Santa’s sleigh across the night sky.

96. Trammel

A restriction or impediment to someone’s freedom of action, something that is ideally absent from the joy of Christmas festivities.

97. Trance

A half-conscious state, sometimes induced by hypnosis or entered by some people during the fervor of Christmas Eve.

98. Tranquility

The quality or state of being tranquil; calmness, which is sought after in the post-Christmas dinner relaxation.

99. Transcribe

To put (thoughts, speech, or data) into written or printed form, which many do with their favorite Christmas recipes.

100. Transom

A horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window above it, often decorated with Christmas wreaths or ribbons.

Final Thoughts

Diving into these Christmas-related words has been like unwrapping a gift that keeps on giving. We’ve explored terms that resonate with the spirit of the season and reflect the heartwarming traditions we hold dear. I hope you’ve felt the holiday warmth with each word and that they inspire your celebrations.

Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor Body Language Expert