Nothing sets a festive mood over the holidays like a terrific bottle.
The mood at the gathering, which features mural painting and recitations of rap and poetry, is festive.
It had a festive air last Sunday as residents flooded into the spotlessly clean park to soak up the first rays of spring.
The crafty ones might make Lipton tea-bag earrings or festive patriotic embroidered sweaters.
The bubbles are as festive as the color, a red hue similar to cranberries.
But for all that, Alice was counted in on every festive gathering.
Often the stranger's festive visit to Fairyland is rounded with a sleep.
As he stood beside the bridal pair he seemed almost too festive, too estival, too ebullient for this poor earth of ours.
How long since my presence has added such a charm to festive occasions?
Quip and repartee shot across the "festive board," and all went merry as a dinner-bell.
1650s, "pertaining to a feast," from Latin festivus "festive, joyous, gay," from festum "festival, holiday," noun use of neuter of adjective festus (see feast (n.)).
Meaning "mirthful" is attested by 1774. Unattested from 1651 to 1735; modern use may be a back-formation from festivity. Related: Festively; festiveness.