The newest of the words in this series, Twixmas is a name for a very particular week of the year, one which some people like a lot, and others not so much. Can you guess which week?
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Christmas Words (5): Frost
Today, we look at another wintry word family used by songwriters: frost / frosty / frosting / frosted. Come with us on a magical tour through cobweb-filled gardens and family dinners, to arrive in a kitchen with some cupcakes ready to bake…
Christmas Words (4): Herald
Featuring prominently in a Christmas carol, ‘Herald’ is a noun with a rich history. It’s also expanded into a word family which we can use to write about governments, vaccines and sports teams.
Christmas Words (3): Mince
For this instalment of Christmas vocab, let’s turn towards affairs of the stomach. Mince goes in a pie, but can it go in an idiom or two? Yes it can, and I’ll show you how.
Christmas Words (2): Goodwill
“Peace and goodwill”, we often hear at Christmas. Is goodwill the less interesting younger sibling of peace? Not at all! It’s an interesting word, used in a lot of contexts, and I’ve unpacked some of its other uses in this post.