Care to read about Christmas tradition and where they come from in French? Have a look at this short article in Marie Claire. And, to help you out, I’ve made a quick glossary of terms so you don’t have to spend time searching!

évêque = bishop

le gui = mistletoe

bouleversée = upset

béni = blessed

fût = être in the passé simple (was)

la couronne de Noël = Christmas wreath

l’avènement = the advent

sapin de Noël = Christmas tree

bûche de Noël = yule log

And there you go, happy reading!

Les traditions de Noël expliquées

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