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16 festive French words

PUBLISHED: 12:38 25 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:00 25 November 2015

The beautiful Christmas tree takes centre stage inside the Galeries LaFayette department store in Paris © Fotolia

The beautiful Christmas tree takes centre stage inside the Galeries LaFayette department store in Paris © Fotolia

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With the festive season upon us here are 16 different French words to help you get in the Christmas spirit

Joyeux Noël - Merry Christmas

Meilleurs Vœux - Good wishes

Bonne Année - Happy New Year

Joyeuses Fêtes - Happy Holidays

Faire ses cadeaux de Noël - To do one’s Christmas shopping

Père Noël - Father Christmas

Chant de Noël - Christmas carol

Carte de vœux - Christmas card

Sapin de Noël - Christmas tree

Couronne de Noël - Christmas wreath

Bûche de Noël - Yule log

Chaussette de Noël - Christmas stocking

Veille de Noël - Christmas Eve

Réveillon - Christmas Eve dinner

Jour de Noël - Christmas Day

Réveillon / Saint-Sylvestre - New Year’s Eve

Calendrier de l’Avent - Advent calendar

Find out more about Christmas in France and learn more French vocab

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