Translate that Christmas Carol

Christmas Gift and Candles

For a fun Christmas/vocabulary activity try having your students translate these verbose Christmas carol titles back into their original form:

Example: Soundless Nocturnal Timespan (answer: Silent Night)

  1. Move Hitherward the Entire Assembly of Those Who Are Loyal in Their Belief
  2. Ornament the Enclosure with Large Sprigs of a Berry-Bearing Evergreen
  3. Vertically-Challenged Adolescent Percussionist
  4. First Person (Singular) Experiencing an Hallucinatory Phenomenon of a Natal Celebration Devoid of Color
  5. Majestic Triplet (First Person Plural)
  6. The Yuletide Occurrence Preceding All Others
  7. Precious Metal Musical Devices
  8. Omnipotent Supreme Being Elicits Respite to Ecstatic Distinguished Males
  9. Caribou Afflicted with Vermillion Olfactory Appendage
  10. Allow Crystalline Formation to Descend
  11. Jovial Yuletide Desired for the Second Person (Singular or Plural)
  12. Commence Auditory Reception, the Celestial Messengers Produce Harmonious Sounds
  13. Village Expectations of a Yuletide Emmisary
  14. Bipedal Travel through a Geographic State of Fantasy During the Season of Mother Nature’s Dormancy
  15. Arrival Occurred at Twelve O’clock During Clement Nocturnal Period
  16. Exclamatory Remark Concerning a Diminutive Municipality of Judea
  17. Ecstatic Experience Directed Toward Global Inhabitants
  18. First Person (Plural) Acoustic Awareness of Extra-Terrestrial Messengers at Great Altitude
  19. Obese Male Personification Consisting of Aggregate Compaction of Individual Water Crystals, with Appellation of Surface Crystalline Deposition of Water Vapor
  20. Tintinnabulation of Vacillating Pendulums in Metallic Resonant Spheres
  21. Improvised Infant Furniture in Remote Location
  22. Imperative Expedition for the Purpose of Proclaiming Upon a Specific Alpine Formation
  23. Wintertime Festivity Consisting of a Dozen Planetary Sidereal Rotations
  24. My Sole Desire for the Yuletide Season Is Receipt of a Pair of Central Incisors
  25. Are You Detecting the Same Aural Sensations as I Am?
  26. Who’s the Mystery Offspring?
  27. Testimony of Witness to Maternal Parent’s Infidelity with Kris Kringle


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12 Responses

  1. D. Himes says:

    What a cool idea! I’m going to have my kids do this.

  2. D. Himes says:

    We had a blast doing these…a few are going to take another look…

  3. Clix says:

    Let’s play tag! (Not that you have to, of course, but games can be fun.)

  4. Sarah Smith says:

    It was ok but it isnt good for the answers.

  5. Shellie Phillips says:

    Good Morning!
    I am trying to find the answers to the Translate the Christmas Carol–Thank you very much!


  6. Brenda Ryan says:

    I would love the answers to this! Thank You.

  7. Roger Schwartz says:

    The answers to Translate that Christmas Carol don’t come up. Can you send me the answers?


  8. Angie says:

    I am trying to get the answers for translate the christmas carol

  9. Teresa says:

    Please share the answers to the Translate that Christmas Carol with me. Thank you!

  10. Edward Hegemann says:

    Would love the answers.

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