Christmas
Pronunciation
  • enPR: krĭsʹməs, IPA: /ˈkɹɪsməs/
Proper noun
  1. A festival, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ and incorporating various Christian, pre-Christian and secular customs, which is celebrated on December 25 in most places.
    Do you celebrate Christmas?
    This Christmas we'll open presents then go to grandma's for dinner.
  2. The Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmastide; the season (traditionally from the 24th of December to the 6th of January) around the holiday.
  3. A personification of Christmas.
  4. (marketing, retailing) The Christmas season, variously defined as the period from the Friday following Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, or the end of the year period, when consumers shop and prepare for Christmas.
    The last three Christmases have been good for retailers.
    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.
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Christmas (not comparable)

  1. (US) Red and green (traditional Christmas colors), especially red and green chile sauce in New Mexican cuisine.



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