We’ve got a word list to help build vocabulary this season with Christmas words that start with X! Your students will get a kick out of learning some of these unusual words and trying to put them in a sentence.

Christmas Words That Start With X

Printable resources for Christmas vocabulary and phonics

Christmas Words That Start With X

1. Xmas

Description: Xmas is another way to say Christmas. It’s a shorter, fun way to write it.
Example Sentence: “I can’t wait for Xmas to decorate the tree!”

2. Xylophone

Description: A xylophone is a musical instrument with wooden bars that you hit with a mallet. It makes lovely sounds.
Example Sentence: “We played Jingle Bells on the xylophone at our Xmas concert.”

3. X-factor

Description: X-factor means something special that you can’t quite describe. It’s like a secret ingredient that makes things wonderful.
Example Sentence: “Grandma’s Xmas cookies have a special X-factor that makes them delicious.”

4. Xeniaria

Description: Xeniaria is a word that means a place where guests are welcomed, like a cozy guest room.
Example Sentence: “Our home becomes a xeniaria during Xmas with all our family visiting.”

5. Xylitol

Description: Xylitol is a sweetener found in some candies and gum. It’s like sugar but a little different.
Example Sentence: “Mom bought Xmas gum with xylitol for the grownups!”

6. Xystus

Description: A xystus is a long, covered walkway where people can walk back and forth.
Example Sentence: “We decorated the school’s xystus with Xmas lights and tinsel.”

7. Xenodochium

Description: This is a place for people who are traveling, like a small hotel or inn.
Example Sentence: “In the Xmas story, Mary and Joseph looked for a room in a xenodochium.”

8. Xeranthemum

Description: Xeranthemum is a type of flower that is dry and papery. They are often used in dried flower arrangements.
Example Sentence: “We made Xmas wreaths with xeranthemum and pinecones.”

9. Xylography

Description: Xylography is the art of carving designs into wood to make prints.
Example Sentence: “We saw beautiful Xmas cards made with xylography at the craft fair.”

10. Xenodochial

Description: Xenodochial means being friendly to strangers or guests.
Example Sentence: “Let’s be xenodochial and invite the new student to our Xmas party.”

11. Xenophilia

Description: Xenophilia is a love for things that are different or foreign.
Example Sentence: “Our Xmas dinner includes dishes from around the world because of our family’s xenophilia.”

While you’re building vocabulary, also be sure to get our Christmas rhyming matchups freebie!

Explore Christmas fine motor activities for little hands here.

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