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medium-sized fir of northeastern North America; leaves smell of balsam when crushed; much used for pulpwood and Christmas trees Abies balsamea , balm of Gilead , balsam fir , Canada balsam
season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas Advent
traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant American mistletoe , Phoradendron flavescens , Phoradendron serotinum
handsome low saltbush of arid southwestern United States and Mexico having blue-green prickly-edged leaves often used for Christmas decoration Atriplex hymenelytra , desert holly
first weekday after Christmas Boxing Day
singing joyful religious songs (especially at Christmas) caroling
Australian tree or shrub with red flowers; often used in Christmas decoration Ceratopetalum gummiferum , Christmas bush , Christmas tree
present given at Christmas for services during the year Christmas box
rich fruitcake (usually covered with icing and marzipan) and eaten at Christmas Christmas cake
card expressing a Christmas greeting Christmas card
day before Christmas Christmas Eve , Dec 24
present given at Christmas time Christmas gift , Christmas present
stocking that is filled with small Christmas presents Christmas stocking
ornamented evergreen used as a Christmas decoration Christmas tree
Christmas display of Jesus' birth crèche
Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524) da Gamma , Gamma , Vasco da Gamma
(oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time El Nino
twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus Epiphany , Epiphany of Our Lord , January 6 , Three Kings' Day , Twelfth day
small colored light used for decoration (especially at Christmas) fairy light
type and sole genus of the Lycopodiaceae; erect or creeping evergreen plants often used for Christmas decorations genus Lycopodium , Lycopodium
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