What is a symbol?

A symbol is an object or picture that represents something else.

What are the symbols of Christmas?

The Evergreen Tree symbolized life during the winter.

Bells are rung during Christmas to proclaim the arrival of the season, and they announce the birth of Christ.

The Candle is mirror of starlight, reflecting our thanks for the star of Bethlehem.

Ribbon is tied to represent how we should all be tied together in bonds of goodwill.

The Candy Cane represents the shape of a shepherd's crook. It reminds us that Jesus, the Good Shepherd, was born on Christmas and used the crook the bring the lost lambs back to the fold. 

The Wreath is a circular, never-ending symbol of eternal love and rebirth. Today the wreath symbolizes generosity, giving and gathering of family.

A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins or other small gifts when he arrives.