CHRISTMAS in sign language


This word entry contains the signs for "Christmas" and phrases, related words, and language game.


How to sign "Christmas" in American Sign Language:

Definition: The annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, held on December 25 in the Western religion.

Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant "C" hand with palm facing out moves in a slight arc motion from left to right in space if right-handed. There is a few information variants.

Variations (informal register): with passive arm as support or without; movement once or twice in this formal citation.

Merry Christmas

How to greet "Merry Christmas" in ASL:

Meaning: "Merry Christmas".

Kid signing Merry Christmas

Watch how the ASL-speaking bilingual baby first learned "Christmas" at the auspicious age (i.e. during the one-word stage).

Three-year-old ASL-speaking preschooler "Juli" wishes you Merry Christmas!

Vocabulary of holiday signs


How do you say "Happy New Year"? Found in new year.

Christmas Sign Language Game

Christmas Crossword Game in ASL writing

Learn how to read and write ASL in a fun way. This Christmas-themed crossword game was made with courtesy by Todd Hicks.

Crossword game in ASLwrite
Christmas-themed search word game contributed by Todd Hicks, December 2017.
Christmas Circleword Game in ASL writing

Learn how to read and write ASL in a fun way. Search words in ASL writing and find them as many words as you can. This Christmas-themed circleword game was made with courtesy by Todd Hicks.

Christmas circle word game with answers
Circle word game contributed by Todd Hicks, December 2017.
Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

ASL writing for CHRISTMAS

Handshape from si5s system.

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