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Noun: Christmastime
  1. A Christian holiday on 25th December celebrating the birth of Christ
    - Christmas, Christmas Day, Xmas [Brit, informal], Dec 25
  2. The season around the 25th December (traditionally extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6)
    - Christmas, Christmastide [archaic], Yule [archaic], Yuletide [archaic], Noel, Crimbo [Brit, informal], Chrimbo [Brit, informal], Chrissie [Austral, informal], Xmas [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: Christmastimes

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: Christmastime