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Christmas Eve

noun
1.
the evening or the day preceding Christmas.
Origin of Christmas Eve
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400
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  • Why, the meeting you promised them on Christmas Eve—the one you were so pressing about.

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    Coningsby Dawson
  • Christmas Eve ended the rush of business for Hamilton and Company.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A graceful note on Christmas Eve accompanies her little gifts.

    Great Astronomers R. S. Ball
  • She explained to me that as it was Christmas Eve no gypsies would be there, or at any other café.

    The Gypsies Charles G. Leland
  • The two had their first real tiff at Naples on a Christmas Eve.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
British Dictionary definitions for Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

noun
1.
the evening or the whole day before Christmas Day
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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