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Christmas Eve

noun
  1. the evening or the day preceding Christmas.
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Origin of Christmas Eve

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Related Words

YuleYuletideXmasNoelChristmastide

Examples from the Web for christmas eve

Historical Examples

  • It was Christmas-eve, and I had decorated the ambulance with festoons of green leaves.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • But, when Christmas-eve arrived without my coming, she did not seem disappointed.

    She and I, Volume 2

    John Conroy Hutcheson

  • Christmas was approaching, and the next day, Christmas-eve, the tree was to be lighted.

  • Howbeit, it was his duty to pass Christmas-eve with his venerable mother.

  • On Christmas-eve, 1776, he crossed the Delaware with 2400 men.


British Dictionary definitions for christmas eve

Christmas Eve

noun
  1. the evening or the whole day before Christmas Day
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