School systems try to be politically correct during December and honor all cultural celebrations. Some systems choose to totally ban all celebrations to avoid antagonizing one group or another. Sometime kids Christmas activities must only be referred to as "holiday activities". Parents are left to search for quality educational games for Christmas they can use at home. They can search for free games on line, or purchase Christmas printable games to store on their computers for use now and in the future.
The player may or may not be given a list of words to search for. Usuaully players are in fact given a list, but this is not absolutely necessary _ in fact the puzzle is much more difficult in the absence of such a list. Puzzle designers who choose not to provide a word list, do usually give at least a clue as to the type or subject of the words in the puzzle.