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Noun: Christmas  kris-mus
  1. A Christian holiday on 25th December celebrating the birth of Christ
    - Christmas Day, Xmas [Brit, informal], Dec 25, Christmastime
     
  2. The season around the 25th December (traditionally extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6)
    - Christmastide [archaic], Christmastime, Yule [archaic], Yuletide [archaic], Noel, Chrimbo [Brit, informal], Crimbo [Brit, informal], Xmas [Brit, informal]
Interjection: Christmas  kris-mus
  1. Used to express surprise
    - Christ, crikey [Brit], cripes, cor [Brit], crumbs [Brit], gosh, golly, by George, by Jove, blimey [Brit], gorblimey [Brit], cor blimey [Brit], my, holy cow, holy mackerel, holy smoke, holy moley, holy moly, fancy [Brit], good grief, goodness, goodness me, Gordon Bennett, gracious, gracious me, fancy that, gawd, god, my word, oh, O, ah, oh boy, jeez, geez, strewth [Brit], struth [Brit], yikes, I'll be blowed [Brit], blow me [Brit], Holy-dooly [Austral], heck, blooming heck [Brit], jeepers, jeepers creepers, Lord, Lordy, marry [archaic], well I never, heavens, good heavens, my goodness, Jesus, bejesus [N. Amer], od [archaic]

Derived forms: Christmases

Type of: feast day, fete day, holy day of obligation, legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday, quarter day [Brit], season

Part of: Dec, December, Jan, January

Encyclopedia: Christmas, Mississippi