Christmas Symbols

Many familiar Christmas symbols are full of biblical meaning and Christian history. Below you will find a a list of 20 different symbols — a selection of the people and things most often depicted in images of Christmas. Select a symbol below to get more detail, as well as the option to hear a short audio program.

Choose from the following symbols:

ANGELS MARY AND JOSEPH
BELLS MISTLETOE
CANDY CANES NATIVITY SCENE
CHRISTMAS COLORS POINSETTIAS
CHRISTMAS TREES SANTA CLAUS
DOVES SHEPHERDS
GIFTS SNOWFLAKES
HOLLY STAR
JESUS WISE MEN
LIGHT WREATHS*
wreath
*The Christmas season officially begins with Advent (November 27th in 2011). Learn more about Advent wreath traditions here.

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