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Words nearby Christmastide
What does Christmastide mean?
Christmastide is similar to the word Christmastime, and their meanings can overlap, but Christmastime is usually used more generally to refer to the Christmas season, often the entire month of December.
Christmastide is usually used more narrowly and is not commonly used outside of a religious context.
Most often, the word Christmas refers to Christmas Day. But Christmas can be used to mean the same thing as Christmas season, Christmastime, or Christmastide.
Example: I look forward to gathering with my family during Christmastide.
Where does Christmastide come from?
The first records of the word Christmastide come from the 1600s. The word tide refers to a specific period or time or season. It is used in the same way in other words that refers to seasons, such as wintertide (a less common word for wintertime), or periods following holidays, as in Eastertide.
It is also used in the word yuletide. Yuletide is sometimes used as another word for Christmastime, but it is rooted in yule, which can refer to Christmas but is also used as a name for the celebration of the Winter Solstice that’s observed in some Pagan traditions.
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How is Christmastide used in real life?
Christmastide is typically used in a religious context.
— Stella Maris Dundee (@StellaMarisDun) December 25, 2019
As we come to the end of Christmas Day, may the message and hope of Christmastide continue in your home and in your heart. May your soul blaze with the remarkable message of forgiveness, mercy and hope and may light of Christ’s grace and love shine from your home #niteblessing pic.twitter.com/TQLljuNP3o
— #niteblessings (@Niteblessing) December 25, 2019
I’m a fan of the church year. But why do all of the people get so excited about Advent and Lent but ignore Christmastide and Eastertide? (And Epiphany and Pentecost and Ordinary Time, etc.)
— Charlotte Donlon (@charlottedonlon) December 2, 2020
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True or False?
Christmastide usually refers to the two-day period encompassing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Example sentences from the Web for Christmastide
It was also to such men that the revelry of Christmastide, Maytime, and the like were most precious.The Influence and Development of English Gilds|Francis Aiden Hibbert
A popular subject with the writers of burlesque for Christmastide has been the time-honoured one of Cinderella.A Book of Burlesque|Willam Davenport Adams
And at Christmastide Evelyn decked the great hall with holly and green boughs, and huge fires blazed on every hearth.Wandering Ghosts|F. Marion Crawford
The good ship foundered two years ago last Christmastide, and father was foundered at the same time.
The Poem seems to halt here, and begin afresh with a description of Christmastide.A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'|Alfred Gatty