The AP has released its guide to the list of words and phrases that will be popular during this holiday season. The Associated Press notes that some of the terms come from the Stylebook and others from its own stories, in case you’re checking. Among the items of note for PR pros looking to pitch holiday stories:
Hanukkah: Eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights starting Dec. 20 this year.
Christmastime: One word.
Kriss Kringle: Not Kris. Derived from the German word, Christkindl, or baby Jesus.
regifting: Passing along an unwanted present to someone else.
Xmas: Don’t use this abbreviation for Christmas.