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15 Holiday Phrases: Christmas phrasal verbs


The holiday season is in full swing! It’s a perfect time to learn and practice conversational phrases commonly used during this time of year. In this lesson, I’ll share 15 holiday phrasal verbs and we’ll practice using them together.

Phrases used in this lesson:

Put upTo place decorations around your home   

I like to put up our tree and put up the lights right before Thanksgiving.


Take down: to remove decorations and put them away

We usually take everything down right after Christmas. 


Do you put up decorations this time of year? When do you put up your decorations? When do you take them down?


Meet up: to meet another person(s) in order to do something together

I meet up with friends more often in December.


Go out: to leave the house in order to do something, usually something fun

We're going to go out to dinner next week.


Stay in: to stay home, the opposite of go out

I also like to stay in at this time of year.


Wrap up: to cover something in paper or cloth

I love to wrap up in a warm blanket.


Curl upto sit or lie in a position with you arms close to your body

I love to wrap up in a warm blanket and curl up in front of the fire.


Do you prefer to go out or stay in during this time of year?


Come over: to have someone visit you in your home

On Christmas day, our mothers, brothers and their families come over to our house.


Go over: to visit someone’s home- going to someone else’s home

We might go over to my brother's house this year.


Hang out: to spend time in a place or with someone

We always hang out in the kitchen.


Fill upto become full

We fill up on appetizers before we even sit down to dinner.


Do people come over to your house for the holidays or do you go over to someone else’s place?

When you’re visiting, where do you like to hang out?

What’s your favorite food to fill up on during the holiday season?


Wound up: bursting with energy

The kids are always extremely wound up during dinner, asking over and over if it’s time to open up presents. 


Pass out: to distribute or, to become unconscious due to being overly exhausted, ill, hurt or drunk 

Stay up: to remain awake- not go to bed

End up: to be in the final place

We let the kids stay up and play until they finally pass out from exhaustion. 

We usually end up passed out on the couch.

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