16 festive French words


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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