holiday season

[ hol-i-dey see-zuhn ]
/ ˈhɒl ɪˌdeɪ ˈsi zən /

noun

a period of days or weeks in which two or more annual observances occur, especially in the United States, where it most often refers to the approximately 5–6 weeks from Thanksgiving in November to New Year’s Day in January: The kids will be singing Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa songs for the holiday season.

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Origin of holiday season

First recorded in 1840–45

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