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Free Christmas Word Search Printable – With Answer Key Included

Grab a mug of hot chocolate and snuggle up by the fire with a free Christmas word search printable this holiday season. It’s a fun indoor activity that is filled with Christmas magic.

This word find is part of our collection of free printables. We have been sharing lots of holiday word puzzles this winter and this printable Christmas word search is the latest in our collection.

Free word search puzzles are great for all ages. They’re challenging enough for adults, but also contain a word bank at the bottom if kids need a little extra help!

Not only would they be great to share with your family this winter, but they would also make excellent printables for your local church group or classroom full of children

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How to do this free Christmas word search printable

There are 21 words in this Christmas printable that represent the holiday. Some are food-themed, while others relate to decor, and others to plants found around Christmastime.

The hidden words can be found horizontally and vertically (both forwards and backwards). There are no diagonal words hidden in this Christmas word puzzle.

It is considered a moderate difficulty word puzzle. It’s challenging enough for teens, but also comes with an attached sheet of Christmas word search answers if younger kids need a little help!

We also have a Christmas word scramble if you are looking for more holiday word puzzles this winter.

Other holiday word searches

In addition to this Christmas word find, we have other free word puzzles for the holidays. Check out the holiday word searches and word scrambles below.

Check back often, we frequently add new word scrambles and word searches!

Words to look for in our printable Christmas word search:

Many of the things we look forward to during Christmas time revolve around food. Whether it’s making gingerbread houses, or nibbling on peppermint bark, fond memories are often found around Christmas food.

Gingerbread cookies in various festive shapes like snowflakes, snowmen, stars, reindeer, angels, bells, and stockings on a white table next to a small red present with a golden bow on it.

See which of the tasty Christmas foods listed below you can find in our word search for Christmas.

If you love plants, you’re in luck! Christmas has so many different plants associated with it. If you’re interested in learning more about them check out our guide to the traditions of Christmas greenery.

A Christmas gift wrapped in brown paper tied with twine, with a twig tucked in to it on a table with various organic greenery, wrapping materials and scissors.

See which of these greenery-themed words below you can find in our Christmas word search puzzle.

Santa Claus is one of the people who makes Christmas so magical! If you’ve ever written a letter to Santa or called his phone number, you know what an exciting part of the holiday he is.

A cartoon image of Santa an one of his reindeer standing against a blue background with snowflakes falling around them.

The Santa themed words below can all be found in the printable Xmas word find.

There are so many things that make Christmas special. Whether it’s making Christmas ornaments with your family or making decorating Christmas tree cupcakes with your friends, there are so many ways to make memories this holiday season.

An assortment of Christmas ornaments, gingerbread cookies, and candy canes all overlapping each other on a white background.

See which of the festive words below you can locate in our Christmas printable word search.

Celebrating the month of December

Christmas is just one of the national days this month. Every day of the month has many days to celebrate.

Some special national days this month include Christmas Card Day, Santa’s List Day, National Poinsettia Day, National Letter Writing Day and National Gingerbread House Day.

A Jack Russel Terrier puppy sitting on a dog bed in front of a Christmas tree with presents under it.

To learn about all the national days this month, be sure to check out our list of national days in December. We also have a free word search printable for December featuring some of the national days this month.

December is also known for delicious food days like National Chocolate Covered Anything Day and Bake Cookies Day. Read up on all the food holidays December here.

For more information about the national days of the year, have a look at our national day guide.

The guide gives information on how national days came to be, whether they are official and answers many other questions about these special days.

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More December 25 national days

We have celebrated the month of December with a free word find puzzle featuring Christmas. However, December 25 is not known for just this day.

Light colored wooden blocks with December 25 on them in a wooden holder surrounded by candy canes, tiny twinkle lights, a mini stocking and cranberries.

There are other national days celebrated today as well:

Get the Christmas printable word search

Please note: These custom word search printables take a long time to make. These puzzles are for personal use only.

If you are sharing this Christmas seek and find (and thank you for that!), please link directly to this post and not to the actual puzzle image.

We appreciate your help in supporting the site. The word find printables may not be used for any retail purpose or for mass distribution.

You can either download the Xmas word search free through the link below, or print it out in the project card at the bottom of the page.

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Click here to download free Christmas word search. The puzzle will print out on on a full sheet of paper in the portrait format.

Be sure choose portrait orientation and “fit to page” for the printable area on your printer settings. Printing this way will give you a full page printout.

If you prefer to print the Christmas word find from the project card at the bottom of the page, scroll down and press “print”. It will print out the puzzle in a slightly smaller size.

Christmas word search answer key

Some free printable word searches are easy to solve and others leave you scratching your head looking for that one last word.

If you are having hard time solving the puzzle, you can click here for the Christmas word search answers.

Pin this free Christmas word search printable for later

Would you like a reminder of this post for our printable word search for Christmas? Just pin this image to one of your puzzle boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

You can also watch our word games video on YouTube.

A Christmas word puzzle with candy cane lettering at the top spelling "Christmas", a word bank at the bottom, the word find in the middle, and a green rectangle across the entire image with white lettering on it that reads "get the free Christmas word search printable".

Yield: 1 word search printable

Free Christmas Word Search Printable - With Answer Key Included

A cartoon image of Santa an one of his reindeer standing against a blue background with snowflakes falling around them.

There are so many traditions we can look forward to during Christmastime, from making holiday fudge to building gingerbread houses.

This holiday season, you can add completing this free Christmas word search printable to that list!

Grab a bunch of highlighters and make enough copies of this Christmas word find for the whole family.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $1


  • Highlighter
  • Printer paper


  • Printer
  • Computer


  1. Load your computer paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print this Christmas word search puzzle and try to find the words related to this season in it.
  4. There is a list of words on the bottom of the word search puzzle which you will find hidden horizontally, vertically, forwards and backwards (there are no words hidden diagonally).
  5. Search for the words relating to Christmas, highlight them and then cross them off the list at the bottom of this seek and find puzzle.
  6. See how quickly you can solve this Christmas printable word search!


Using this print function on this card will print a Christmas word puzzle that fills about 3/4 of an 8 x 11 sheet of paper.

To fill the entire page, choose "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting, or use the link in the post above and print using the browser print feature.

A free Christmas word search printable with the word "Christmas" at the top in red and white striped lettering, a word find in the middle, and a word bank at the bottom with Christmas vector graphics of a snowman and Santa.

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