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Christmas box

a tip or present given at Christmas, esp to postmen, tradesmen, etc
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  • The christmas box referred to has a decided American flavor.

    Child Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • We have hinted what sort of christmas box we would wish for the children.

  • As for the name “christmas box,” it would seem to have come from the receptacles used for the gifts.

  • HE kimona was finished without further mishap and packed away in the christmas box.

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence
  • Neither then nor afterward did his wife let him know of the christmas box sent to the children.

    Mildred's New Daughter Martha Finley
  • Then the boy who made the fire came in with a "christmas box," for a tip, and the other servants followed with their "Boxes."

    The Stronghold Miriam Haynie
  • It was not in the least shabby, but a very charming dress which her mother had sent as a part of her christmas box.

    The Camp Fire Girls' Careers Margaret Vandercook

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