One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The period immediately before and after 25 December.‘my good wishes to you and yours for peace and joy this Christmastide’
- ‘At Christmastide 1617-18 he held a lavish entertainment to mark his restoration of Winchester House in Southwark.’
- ‘This is the first time the fact has ever appeared in print that Joan is the anonymous donor who does certain remarkable things for a number of poor families every Christmastide.’
- ‘I've managed to wrangle a goodly amount of time off this Christmastide.’
- ‘Christmastide was upon the court sooner than Marguerite had expected.’
- ‘Sweet chestnut is a favourite roasted at Christmastide.’
- ‘Georgiana finally relented, assured of her friend's health, before launching into a discussion of her excitement over the upcoming Christmastide.’
- ‘He was still rather young, only twenty-nine, when he came on his yearly trip to Pemberley Manor at Christmastide, 1622.’
- ‘Each year at Christmastide, the cards are fewer.’
- ‘More than ever then we need to hear the message of the angels this Christmastide.’
- ‘Until relatively recently, Candlemas marked the traditional end of Christmastide.’
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