(1)   A Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
(2)   Period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6


(3)   Spend Christmas
"We were christmassing in New York"

Proper noun

  1. The Christian holiday which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.
    This Christmas we'll open presents then go to grandma's for dinner.
  2. The day it is celebrated, 25th December, an English quarter day.
  3. The season (traditionally from the 24th of December to the 6th of January) around the celebration of Christ's birth.
    The Christmas shoppers spent less this December, than last year, but our store will probably see just as many returned items during the twelve days of Christmas.
  4. The period from the Friday following Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, busy with shopping and preparations for Christmas.
    The last three Christmases have been good for retailers.

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