Vocabulary for Small Talk about the Holiday Season in the US

Some holidays between late December and early January that are celebrated in the US are also celebrated in India. There are a few holidays and celebrations that are popular in the US that may not be widely celebrated in the US. The word search below will offer clues and descriptions for the following holiday vocabulary often used in small talk conversations in the US this time of the year.



BLIZZARD
MITTENS
CANDY CANE
SCARF
DREIDEL
SHIVER
FROSTY
SLEIGH
GINGERBREAD MAN
SNOW DAY
HANUKKAH
SNOWFLAKE
HOLLY
STAR OF DAVID
KWANZAA
WHITE ELEPHANT

Practice questions and answers using some of these vocabulary words with your colleagues. Feel free to leave your feedback in the comments below or contact me with your thoughts and doubts.  

The list above is not comprehensive. If you have come across any other terms or idioms that your US clients or colleagues have said this time of the year, feel free to leave your contributions in the comments below or contact me with additional ideas to add here!




Indians desire to connect and get to know their US counterparts. Jennifer's training gives participants the opportunity to learn and practice small talk in emails and phone calls in a safe place. Participants leave sessions with practical tools to use to create more productive and pleasurable conversations with Americans. More about the US cross-cultural training here.




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