French Christmas Vocabulary


French Christmas VocabularyOne of most exciting and fun holidays in France is Christmas. Similar to other parts of the world, the French put up Christmas trees with stockings and wait for Santa Claus (Père Noël) to come and give gifts. On Christmas eve families attend a midnight mass (La messe de minuit) then enjoy a huge Christmas feast (le Réveillon) afterwards.

To learn more about Christmas in France I strongly recommend reading Frenchtoday’s blog post about Christmas. Online French teacher Camille does a great job introducing an entire dialogue about Christmas in audio as well as explain the details of French Christmas traditions. You can check out here complete audio course here!

Below you’ll learn all the vocabulary words you need to know for Christmas in French. Also, at the bottom of the page you’ll find more resources including flashcards. NOTE: This is an audio lesson. Click on any of the words, listen, repeat and practice your pronunciation.

Vocabulary List

Noël Christmasla veille de Noël Christmas eve
la fête des Rois Twelfth NightL'Avent Advent, four Sundays before Christmas
Noël deux-mille onze Christmas 2013la Fête de Noël Christmas holiday
Joyeux Noël! Merry Christmas!une crèche Christmas nativity scene, manger
le vingt-cinq décembre December 25un cadeau de Noël Christmas present, gift
un jouet de Noël Christmas toyune carte de Noël Christmas card
une carte de vœux a greeting cardune bûche de Noël Yule Log
un soulier de Noël Christmas stockingun sapin de Noël Christmas tree
le repas de Noël Christmas dinner, mealle réveillon Christmas feast
une décoration de Noël Christmas decorationoffrir un cadeau to give a gift
le jour de Noël Christmas DayPapa Noël Santa Claus
la nourriture de Noël Christmas foodle Marché de Noël Christmas market
une chanson de Noël Christmas songla musique de Noël Christmas music
Saint-Nicolas Saint NicolasPère Noël Father Christmas, Santa Claus
La messe de minuit midnight massLa nativité de Jésus the birth if Jesus
Meilleurs vœux Seasons greetings! Best wishes!le jour de l'an New Years Day

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