Interesting Collective Nouns: Festive Edition – Part 1


Interesting Collective Nouns: Festive Edition

Hi everyone! It’s been a little while since my last Interesting Collective Nouns post and since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought I’d post a festive edition, just for fun.

So without further ado, here are 10 festive collective nouns that I find interesting.

‘Peal’ is a collective noun used in reference to bells. A peal of bells.

‘Raffle’ is a collective noun used for turkeys. A raffle of turkeys.

‘Round’ is the name for a group of European robins. The American robin is a different kind of bird more associated with the spring and has its own Collective noun which is a ‘worm’. A round of robins. Or for the American robin, a worm of robins.

‘Shortage’ is the collective noun used for elves. A shortage of elves. (this one sort of fits I think).

‘Sleigh’ is a collective noun for a group of Santas. A sleigh of Santas.

‘Aurora’ is the word used for a group of polar bears. An aurora of polar bears. (I Like this one, it sort of paints a picture, at least in my mind, of a group of polar bears roaming a snow-laden plane beneath an aurora borealis).

‘Harmony’ is the collective noun for a group of singers. A harmony of singers. (Very apt, I think).

‘Mint’ is the collective name for candies. A mint of candies.

‘Pocket’ is a collective term for oranges. A pocket of oranges.

‘Bushel’ is a collective name for apples. A bushel of apples.

Well, that was 10 festive themed collective nouns. I hope you found them as interesting as I did.

As always, thanks for reading my words!

Until next time,


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11 replies

  1. Thanks so much for this, I’m dropping one in daily in our daily development scrum and it’s really jollying it up 🙂

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