Christmastide

[kris-muh s-tahyd]
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noun

the festival season from Christmas to after New Year's Day.
the period from Christmas Eve to Epiphany, especially in England.

Origin of Christmastide

First recorded in 1620–30; Christmas + tide1

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British Dictionary definitions for christmastide

Christmastide

noun

another name for Christmas (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for christmastide

Christmastide

n.

1620s, from Christmas + tide (n.).

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