Definitions

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  • n. the day on which Christmas is celebrated. Usually held on December 25 in the West, and January 7 in some Eastern Orthodox churches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as Christmas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

Etymologies

Christmas + day (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I am going to do one sensible thing, however, viz. to rush down to Llanberis with Busk between Christmas Day and New Year's Day and get my lungs full of hill-air for the coming session.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • He turned up at Maplestone Hall on Christmas Day and was a great success.

    Mystery Mile

  • By Christmas Day the three ships were at 42° south and maintaining their 184-land-mile-a-day average through dirty weather.

    Morgan’s Run

  • On Christmas Day we were going to have dinner with my mom, Randy, and Leah at the Polo Lounge.

    uncharted terriTORI

  • That was technically up in December, but in December we weren't satisfied that we had done sufficient analysis on a couple of things - on emerging threats in Yemen and Somalia, which have been the subject of international commentary recently, and of course on Christmas Day we had the so-called Christmas Day bomber.

    Transcript: Interview with AM, ABC Radio - Topics: Counter-terrorism White Paper, security in India

  • On Christmas Day in the Cuxhaven Raid, not a man was lost on either side.

    Castles of Steel

  • On Christmas Day of 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a twenty-three-year-old from a prominent Nigerian family who had graduated a year earlier from the top-flight University College London with a degree in engineering, boarded Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in Amsterdam, which was bound for Detroit with some three hundred passengers and crew on board.

    The Longest War

  • On Christmas Day 1991, Gorbachev recognized the dissolution of the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, and resigned as its last president.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • And, as I say, in the last quarter of last year, November-December, we came to the conclusion that we needed to do more work just to make sure that we had gotten on top of the assessment of some of those emerging threats in Yemen - and we've seen an international conference in London on Yemen – Somalia, and then we saw of course the Christmas Day bomber.

    Transcript: Interview with AM, ABC Radio - Topics: Counter-terrorism White Paper, security in India

  • On Christmas Day the Italians bombed Corfu, and even my father was shocked by their godlessness.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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