We’ve got a word list to help build vocabulary this season with Christmas words that start with B! With simple descriptions and example sentences, this list is suitable for your preschoolers and kindergarteners.

Printable resources for Christmas vocabulary and phonics

Christmas Words That Start With B

1. Bell

Description: Bells are small metallic instruments that make a ringing sound. During Christmas, they are often used as decorations and in songs.
Example Sentence: “We heard the jingle of the Christmas bell from the sleigh.”

2. Bethlehem

Description: Bethlehem is a special city where, according to the Christmas story, Jesus was born.
Example Sentence: “In the story of Christmas, Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem.”

3. Baubles

Description: Baubles are shiny, round decorations that we hang on Christmas trees.
Example Sentence: “The Christmas tree was covered with red and green baubles.”

4. Bows

Description: Bows are made from ribbon and are used to decorate gifts and trees during Christmas.
Example Sentence: “Each Christmas gift had a big, red bow on top.”

5. Baking

Description: Baking is when you cook something in an oven, like cookies or cakes. At Christmas, many people bake special treats.
Example Sentence: “We spent the afternoon baking gingerbread cookies.”

6. Blizzard

Description: A blizzard is a big snowstorm with lots of wind and snow. It’s common in some places during the winter season.
Example Sentence: “We watched the snowflakes swirl in the blizzard outside.”

7. Bobsled

Description: A bobsled is a long, fast sled that slides on ice. Some people ride bobsleds for fun in the winter.
Example Sentence: “They raced down the hill in their red bobsled.”

8. Boxing Day

Description: Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, celebrated in some countries, where people often shop and visit family.
Example Sentence: “On Boxing Day, we visited our cousins and exchanged gifts.”

9. Bûche de Noël

Description: Bûche de Noël is a French Christmas cake shaped like a log. It’s also known as a Yule log.
Example Sentence: “The Bûche de Noël had frosting that looked like bark.”

10. Butterscotch

Description: A type of candy made from brown sugar and butter, popular in sweets and desserts during Christmas.
Example Sentence: “Grandma made a delicious butterscotch pie for our Christmas dessert.”

11. Baby

Description: A very young child. Baby Jesus is an important part of the Christmas story.
Example Sentence: “There was a baby in the manger on the first Christmas.”

12. Bag

Description: A container made of cloth or paper, used for carrying things. Santa Claus carries a big bag of gifts.
Example Sentence: “Santa’s bag was full of toys for everyone.”

13. Baker

Description: A person who makes bread, cakes, and cookies. Bakers are busy making treats at Christmas.
Example Sentence: “The baker made delicious Christmas cookies.”

14. Bake

Description: To cook food like bread or cookies in an oven.
Example Sentence: “We will bake a big pie for Christmas dinner.”

15. Band

Description: A group of musicians who play music together. Bands often play Christmas music during the holidays.
Example Sentence: “The band played our favorite Christmas carols.”

16. Bauble

Description: A shiny, round decoration for the Christmas tree.
Example Sentence: “We hung red and gold baubles on the tree.”

17. Bazaar

Description: A market or fair where people sell things, often for charity around Christmas.
Example Sentence: “We bought handmade ornaments at the Christmas bazaar.”

18. Beard

Description: The hair that grows on a man’s chin and cheeks. Santa Claus is known for his big, white beard.
Example Sentence: “Santa stroked his white beard and laughed.”

19. Beautiful

Description: Something that is very pretty or pleasing to look at.
Example Sentence: “The Christmas lights made the town look beautiful.”

20. Believe

Description: To think that something is true or real. Many children believe in Santa Claus.
Example Sentence: “I believe Santa will bring us gifts tonight.”

21. Beloved

Description: Someone who is very loved.
Example Sentence: “Our beloved family gathered around the Christmas tree.”

22. Benevolence

Description: Kindness and generosity, especially during Christmas.
Example Sentence: “The season of Christmas is filled with acts of benevolence.”

23. Bestow

Description: To give something as a gift or honor.
Example Sentence: “Santa bestows gifts to children around the world.”

24. Bible

Description: The holy book of Christians that tells the story of Jesus’ birth.
Example Sentence: “We read about the birth of Jesus in the Bible.”

25. Birth

Description: The beginning of life. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus.
Example Sentence: “Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ.”

26. Blessed

Description: Something that is holy or has God’s favor.
Example Sentence: “We felt blessed to be together on Christmas.”

27. Blissful

Description: Extremely happy; full of joy.
Example Sentence: “We had a blissful time opening presents.”

28. Blitzen

Description: One of Santa Claus’s reindeer.
Example Sentence: “Blitzen is one of the reindeer that pulls Santa’s sleigh.”

29. Boisterously

Description: In a loud, energetic, and cheerful way.
Example Sentence: “The children sang Christmas carols boisterously.”

30. Boots

Description: A type of shoe that covers your feet and part of your legs. Santa wears big, black boots.
Example Sentence: “We put our boots by the fireplace for Santa.”

31. Born

Description: To come into the world as a baby. Jesus was born on Christmas.
Example Sentence: “A special baby was born on Christmas Day.”

32. Bough

Description: A branch of a tree. People often decorate with pine boughs at Christmas.
Example Sentence: “We hung boughs of holly above the door.”

33. Bountiful

Description: Large in amount; plentiful.
Example Sentence: “We had a bountiful Christmas feast.”

34. Bright

Description: Shining with light; very colorful.
Example Sentence: “The bright star shone above the stable.”

35. Brilliant

Description: Very bright and radiant.
Example Sentence: “The Christmas tree lights were brilliant and dazzling.”

36. Briskly

Description: Quickly; with energy.
Example Sentence: “We walked briskly in the cold Christmas air.”

37. Brotherhood

Description: The feeling of friendship and support among people.
Example Sentence: “Christmas is a time to celebrate brotherhood and peace.”

38. Bustling

Description: Full of busy activity.
Example Sentence: “The kitchen was bustling as we prepared the Christmas meal.”

39. Busy

Description: Having a lot to do; not free.
Example Sentence: “The elves are busy making toys in Santa’s workshop.”

40. Buy

Description: To get something by paying money for it.
Example Sentence: “We went to buy a Christmas tree for our home.”

41. Bunting

Description: Decorative flags and streamers often used for parties and celebrations.
Example Sentence: “We hung red and green bunting around the classroom for Christmas.”

42. Ballad

Description: A slow, sentimental song that tells a story. Christmas ballads are often about the holiday season.
Example Sentence: “The choir sang a beautiful Christmas ballad at the concert.”

43. Biscuits

Description: Sweet baked treats, often enjoyed with milk or tea. Many families bake special Christmas biscuits.
Example Sentence: “We decorated the Christmas biscuits with icing and sprinkles.”

44. Blanket

Description: A large piece of warm cloth or wool that you use to keep warm. Blankets are cozy during the cold Christmas season.
Example Sentence: “We snuggled under a blanket to watch Christmas movies.”

45. Bridle

Description: The headgear used to control a horse, sometimes seen in Christmas parades.
Example Sentence: “The horses in the parade wore red and green bridles.”

46. Berry

Description: A small, round fruit, often red or green. Holly berries are a common Christmas decoration.
Example Sentence: “The holly wreath had bright red berries on it.”

47. Beneath

Description: Under something. Gifts are often placed beneath the Christmas tree.
Example Sentence: “We found our Christmas presents beneath the tree.”

48. Befana

Description: A character from Italian folklore, a kind witch who delivers gifts to children on Epiphany Eve, similar to Santa Claus.
Example Sentence: “La Befana brings gifts to Italian children in January.”

49. Brunch

Description: A meal that combines breakfast and lunch, often enjoyed on Christmas Day.
Example Sentence: “Our family had a delicious brunch with pancakes and eggs on Christmas morning.”

50. Brocade

Description: A rich fabric with raised patterns, often used in Christmas decorations and clothing.
Example Sentence: “The Christmas tablecloth was made of red and gold brocade.”

51. Bulbs

Description: Round, root-like parts of some plants, or the glass part of a light. Christmas lights are often called bulbs.
Example Sentence: “We replaced the burnt-out bulbs on our string of Christmas lights.”

52. Bundles

Description: Things tied or wrapped together. Gifts are often bundled in wrapping paper at Christmas.
Example Sentence: “We carried bundles of gifts to our neighbors.”

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