A Very Special Christmas Vocabulary English Lesson

A Very Special Christmas Vocabulary English Lesson

Bearington’s 12 Days of Christmas

Learn all about the Christmas holiday and how to sound like a native speaker with this special collection of video English lessons. This year we have a dozen videos, each focusing on one key vocabulary word from the holiday season.

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Video Vocab: Bearington’s 12 Days of Christmas

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Santa Claus Eating Cookies & Drinking Milk (envato.com)

Did you have any difficult understanding the video? Don’t worry, there’s a lot of difficult phrases in there. We made a vocabulary list to help give you a better understanding of the slang, idioms, and difficult words used throughout the video.


➣Nouns 名詞


The slang noun form of lame. Use to denote a person or activity is uncool. Sometimes spelt ‘lame-o.’

He’s a lameo so please don’t invite him to go out with us this weekend.




Something written or drawn. Usually used as a suffix, but it can appear as a separate word.

The stolen diagrams were recovered after an investigation.




A party or event.

My company is having a wingding this weekend.




A vulgar term to describe a person that is unkind or unlikable.

My brother was acting like a dickhole last time I saw him.




A well-known sentence or phrase, especially one that is associated with a particular famous person.

As of yet, Bearington doesn’t have a catchphrase.



➣Adjectives 形容詞


Appearing more elevated or special than is the case.

A wedding is just a glorified party.




Extremely poor or disappointing.

This year’s Eurovision was craptacular.



➣Phrasal Verbs 句動詞

◆Pucker up

To squeeze one’s lips together in the way people do when they are going to kiss someone.

She puckered up and got ready for a big kiss under the mistletoe.



◆Cut out

To eliminate or get rid of.

My company cut out English evaluations in our yearly review.



➣Idioms イディオム

◆’tis the season

Used to indicate that it’s a particular time of year. It’s usually used during the Christmas season, but it can be used at other times. Literally it simply mean; it is the the season.

‘Tis the season of getting drunk and merry.




Extremely good, excellent.

This bar is out-of-sight.



◆Scare the dickens out of (someone)

To shock or frighten one very suddenly or severely. “Dickens” is a euphemism for “devil.”

Stop sneaking around. You scared the dickens out of me.

突然、あるいはひどく衝撃を与えること、おびえさせること。”Dickens”は 「悪魔 」の婉曲表現です。


◆To have (something) up your butt

A vulgar expression about something that annoys you.

My boss has been up my butt the whole week.



Santa Claus is Coming to Town: Christmas Lyrics

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Classic Santa Claus Holding a Present (envato.com)

You better watch out, You better not cry
You better not pout, I’m telling you why

Santa Claus is comin’ to town

He’s making a list, He’s checking it twice
He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice

Santa Claus is comin’ to town

He sees you when you’re sleeping, He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake

The kids in girl and boyland will have a jubilee
They’re gonna build a toyland all around the Christmas tree

Santa Claus is comin’ to town

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