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15 Forgotten Christmas Words to Make Your Holiday Merry

Are we too late? Or perhaps right on time. Possibly… but it’s that time of year again. For all those language lovers out there, have a sit after all the gift unwrapping is said and done and take in a little Christmas linguistics fun. Here are some long and perhaps not-so-long forgotten words associated with(…)


Christmas Carols in Foreign Languages

In the bleak midwinter… What’s bleak about the middle of winter when you have a carol in your heart and a mulled wine in your hand?! Come, all ye faithful, let’s take a look at some Christmas carols from around the world! Silent night ‘Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht’, Vienna Boys Choir/Die Wiener Sängerknaben 1967/Youtube Silent(…)


Christmas Trees and Other Decorations From Around the World

Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches… And of course. The traditional Christmas tree and decorations of one country are not necessarily recognisable in another. So perhaps it would be interesting to learn a little about the humble Christmas tree itself, and some of its adornments from around the world –(…)