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Language: Old English
Origin: Cristes mæsse 'Christ's MASS15'

Christmas

noun
     
Related topics: Chronology
Christ‧mas [uncountable and countable]
TMC the period of time around 25 December, the day when Christians celebrate the birth of Christ
at Christmas
We'll see you at Christmas.
over Christmas
I'll be in Scotland over Christmas.
Are you going home for Christmas?
a Christmas present
the Christmas holidays
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year everyone!

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