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Christmas is right around the corner and there’s a lot of things that come to mind around this time of year. What words reminds you of Christmastime?
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What does Christmastime mean?
Christmastime is the Christmas season.
Christmas is a Christian holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. Most Christians celebrate the holiday on December 25, but it is celebrated on January 7 in the Orthodox Church due to the use of a different calendar. Christmas is also widely observed in secular (nonreligious) ways. Popular activities include the decoration of a Christmas tree and the exchange of gifts.
Most often, the word Christmas refers to Christmas Day—the day on which the holiday is observed, most commonly December 25. But Christmas can be used to mean the same thing as Christmas season or Christmastime.
Christmastime is generally thought to start around the beginning of December, though some people in the U.S. begin to decorate or engage in Christmas festivities immediately after the Thanksgiving holiday or even before. Christmastime coincides with the “holiday season,” which in the U.S. is popularly understood to include Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.
In religious terms, Christmastime is sometimes considered to extend from Christmas Eve to the feast of the Epiphany or Twelfth Day on January 6. This period is sometimes called Christmastide, though this word can also be used in a more general way to refer to the period from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day. Christmastime is used more generally.
By those who celebrate Christmas, Christmastime is often seen as a magical time that’s associated with a sense of hope and wonder and a feeling of festiveness.
Example: Christmastime is the season of perpetual hope!
Where does Christmastime come from?
The first records of the word Christmastime come from the 1600s. The ending -time is used in the same way in other words that refers to seasons, such as wintertime.
Christmastime is often associated with wintertime and snowy scenes. However, this is only the case in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, Christmastime happens during the summer.
The word 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 Christmastime used in real life?
People who celebrate Christmas often look forward to Christmastime as a time of festivities and gatherings with loved ones.
I love our home at Christmastime. pic.twitter.com/VNGZVPgPBS
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What movies and songs evoke childhood memories of Christmastime for you? I'll start: Home Alone and "Feliz Navidad"
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Try using Christmastime!
True or False?
Christmastime always means the same thing as Christmastide.
Example sentences from the Web for Christmastime
This final episode of Extras is the perfect Christmastime escape for those who prefer the bittersweet to the saccharine.
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And it is not clear that there have been a rash of lawsuits from outraged parents over aggressive Christmastime greetings.
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It finally came to me at Christmastime a few years ago, a sort of hybrid between the parabola and a box cooker.The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler|Steven E. Jones
You mentioned before that at Christmastime in 1962, you went over to Oswald's apartment in Dallas, is that correct?
I think it was Christmastime,400 yes; and then he said that it is just commercialized, a commercialized holiday.
Let's go back to the time that you went to Oswald's apartment at Christmastime.
De old folks danced, quilted, and pulled candy durin' de Christmastime.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration