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Standard Definition

[n] a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
[n] period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
[v] spend Christmas; "We were christmassing in New York"


Christmas Day - (3 syllables), Christmastide - (3 syllables), Christmastime - (3 syllables), Dec 25 - (4 syllables), Noel - (1 syllables), Xmas - (1 syllables), Yule - (1 syllables), Yuletide - (2 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Christ"mas\, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and hospitality. {Christmas box}. (a) A box in which presents are deposited at Christmas. (b) A present or small gratuity given to young people and servants at Christmas; a Christmas gift. {Christmas carol}, a carol sung at, or suitable for, Christmas. {Christmas day}. Same as {Christmas}. {Christmas eve}, the evening before Christmas. {Christmas fern} (Bot.), an evergreen North American fern ({Aspidium acrostichoides}), which is much used for decoration in winter. {Christmas flower}, {Christmas rose}, the black hellebore, a poisonous plant of the buttercup family, which in Southern Europe often produces beautiful roselike flowers midwinter. {Christmas tree}, a small evergreen tree, set up indoors, to be decorated with bonbons, presents, etc., and illuminated on Christmas eve.