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- informal term for christmas
christmas, christmastime, christmastide, festive seasonnativityburra dinchrimbo, crimbo, chrissie, chrissyyuletide, yule, noelView synonyms
- ‘This is an ideal Xmas present for those early shoppers and is guaranteed to be a good night's read.’
- ‘Yesterday evening I sang carols for a company Xmas drinks event at the Abbotsford Convent.’
- ‘It was one of those presents that have impact far beyond the usual Xmas present run.’
- ‘We will be putting the Xmas tree up today, and probably hanging the cards up as well.’
- ‘It all began with an innocent Xmas dinner, which turned into a rather debauched affair.’
- ‘However, I do hear you, and I promise to remove your name from my personal Xmas card list at the end of the year.’
- ‘A coach took us to Lamberhurst to have our Xmas dinner at The Brown Trout, a very enjoyable outing and a really good meal.’
- ‘It's not just a question of the core message of Christianity being lost in the Xmas diversions.’
- ‘There was a happy Xmas photo of Chris and his wife in chilly Edinburgh attached which I reproduce here.’
- ‘I have a new digital camera on my Xmas list as my current one is knackered.’
- ‘It wasn't until the Xmas when I was ten that they finally gave it up and admitted I was right.’
- ‘One of my Xmas presents was a waterproof radio that you can listen to in the shower.’
- ‘I've dreaded this morning, it was the day I had to go and get the Xmas shopping, not the presents but the food and drink.’
- ‘Here, I'd like to put on record that the abbreviation Xmas for Christmas is deplorable.’
- ‘Last week my good buddy Gord, from Edmonton, sent me a Xmas card and then yesterday he called me.’
- ‘I'd love to send you a Xmas card to say hi and seasons greetings blah blah, that kinda thing.’
- ‘Being Xmas it was turkey, salad, stuffing, crusty bread, and didn't it go down well!’
- ‘I get paid a bit more for 10 weeks, which will be handy given the post Xmas debt I seem to have accumulated.’
- ‘Welcome back and hopefully your Xmas and New Year holidays were packed with adventure.’
- ‘I went to the Xmas / engagement party of my old flat mate Nicola Walker last night.’
- ‘One Xmas, we packed the boys up and headed north with 4 other families to stay for a week in a motel on the coast.’
- ‘If we're still here when it does we'll decorate it and it'll be our Xmas tree.’
X representing the initial chi of Greek Khristos Christ.
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