A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NOEL

Sun, 30 Jan '22
___ Fielding, co-host of "The Great British Bake Off" beginning in 2017
Wed, 12 Jan '22
Caroler's tune
Tue, 11 Jan '22
Festive French season
Tue, 2 Nov '21
Traditional name for a child born on December 25
Thu, 24 Jun '21
December number
Sat, 19 Jun '21
Name derived from the Latin for "to be born"