Christmas Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Christmas


  1. Amahl and the Night Visitors lame shepherd boy gives crutch as gift for Christ Child; first opera composed for television (1951). [Am. Opera: EB, VI: 792–793]
  2. Befana fairy fills stockings with toys on Twelfth Night. [Ital. Legend: LLEI, I: 323]
  3. carols custom originating in England of singing songs at Christmas. [Christian Tradition: NCE, 552]
  4. Child’s Christmas in Wales, A nostalgic remembrance of Welsh Christmases. [Brit. Lit.: A Child’s Christmas in Wales]
  5. Christmas feast of the nativity of Jesus Christ (December 25). [Christian Tradition: NCE, 552]
  6. Christmas tree custom originating in medieval Germany of decorating an evergreen tree at Christmas. [Christian Tradition: NCE, 552]
  7. Christmas, Father legendary bringer of gifts; another name for Santa Claus. [Children’s Lit.: Father Christmas]
  8. Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly traditional Christmas carol. [Western Culture: “Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly” in Rockwell, 146–147]
  9. First Noel, The traditional Christmas carol. [Western Culture: “The First Noel” in Rockwell, 136–137]
  10. Gift of the Magi, The O. Henry’s Christmas story of love and self-sacrifice. [Am. Lit.: Rockwell, 77–80]
  11. gold, frankincense, and myrrh given to the infant Jesus by the three Wise Men. [N.T.: Matthew 2:1–11]
  12. Grinch hating the delights of Yuletide, he steals Christmas presents but eventually relents and joins in the merriment. [Children’s Lit.: Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Weiss, 210]
  13. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing traditional Christmas carol. [Western Culture: “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” in Rockwell, 132–133]
  14. holly symbol of Christmas. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174; Kunz, 331
  15. Jingle Bells yuletide song composed by J. S. Pierpont. [Pop. Music: Van Doren, 200]
  16. Joy to the World! traditional Christmas carol. [Western Culture: “Joy to the World!” in Rockwell, 138]
  17. Kringle, Kris Santa Claus in Germany. [Ger. Folklore: LLEI, I: 277]
  18. Lord of Misrule formerly, person chosen to lead Christmas revels and games. [Br. Folklore: Misc.]
  19. Miracle on 34th Street film featuring benevolent old gentleman named Kris Kringle. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 493]
  20. mistletoe traditional yuletide sprig under which kissing is obligatory. [Br. and Am. Folklore: Leach, 731]
  21. Night Before Christmas, The poem celebrating activities of Christmas Eve. [Am. Lit.: “The Night Before Christmas” ]
  22. O Come, All Ye Faithful traditional Christmas carol. [Western Culture: “0 Come, All Ye Faithful” in Rockwell, 142–143]
  23. O Little Town of Bethlehem traditional Christmas carol. [Western Culture: “0 Little Town of Bethlehem” in Rockwell, 120–121]
  24. red and green traditional colors of Christmas. [Christian Tradition: Misc.]
  25. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer his nose lights Santa on his way. [Am. Music: “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”]
  26. Santa Claus jolly, gift-giving figure who visits children on Christmas Eve. [Christian Tradition: NCE, 1937]
  27. Scrooge, Ebenezer the great miser during season of giving. [Br. Lit.: A Christmas Carol]
  28. Silent Night traditional Christmas carol. [Western Culture: “Silent Night” in Rockwell, 130–131]
  29. Star of Bethlehem announces birth of the Christ child. [Christianity: N.T.: Matthew 2:2]
  30. yule log log burned at Christmas. [Western Tradition: NCE, 552]
  31. We Three Kings of Orient Are traditional Christmas carol. [Western Culture: “We Three Kings of Orient Are” in Rockwell, 122–123]