Do you look forward to the holidays every year? In December multiple holidays and traditions are celebrated throughout the English-speaking world. The most widely celebrated of which is Christmas.

Below, you'll learn many phrases useful for talking about this holiday. Use them to find out what kind of family traditions others have and to talk about your own. Have a look at the following tables and get ready for the holidays!

Questions about Christmas

Here we've collected several questions related to Christmas that you can use to find out more about how others spend the holiday. They're also useful for starting conversations about Christmas. Take a look!
Do you celebrate Christmas?
 
How are you spending the holidays?
 
Do you guys put up a tree every year?
 
What kind of holiday traditions does your family have?
 
Does your whole family get together?
 
Have you done all your gift shopping yet?
 
What would you like to get over the holidays?
 
What's your favorite thing about the holidays?
 
What's the best gift you've ever received?
 
Do you like Christmas music?
 
What do you usually eat around Christmas?
 
 

Talking about Christmas

The following phrases are useful for talking about Christmas. Use them to tell others about your own Christmas traditions or to let people know more about you!
Merry Christmas!
 
Happy Holidays!
 
Our family celebrates Christmas every year.
 
The whole family is getting together at my grandmother's to exchange gifts.
 
We like to put up a real tree in our living room a week before Christmas.
 
We bake cookies each year and go caroling with friends in the neighborhood.
 
Our family is pretty big, but we do all try to see each other during the holidays.
 
We always have a Christmas ham each year.
 
I still need to do my gift shopping!
 
I'd honestly really like to get some new socks this year!
 
My favorite thing about the holidays is that everyone is in a good mood.
 
I think the best gift I ever got was when my parents surprised me and my brother with a puppy.
 
I only listen to Christmas music in December.
 
 

Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential English phrases for talking about Christmas?
  • How are you spending the holidays?
  • What kind of holiday traditions does your family have?
  • Merry Christmas!
  • Happy Holidays!
  • Have you done all your gift shopping yet?
  • What would you like to get over the holidays?
  • Do you like Christmas music?
  • My favorite thing about the holidays is that everyone is in a good mood.
What other holidays are celebrated in December?
Three common December holidays celebrated throughout the English-speaking world are Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated for eight nights and days usually in December. Kwanzaa is mainly celebrated in the USA and is an African-American holiday that lasts from the 26th of December until January 1st.