Associations to the word «Christmas»


CHRISTMAS, proper noun. A widely celebrated festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, incorporating various Christian, pre-Christian and secular customs.
CHRISTMAS, proper noun. A personification of Christmas.
CHRISTMAS, noun. Christmas Day, the day it is celebrated, 25 December, an English quarter day.
CHRISTMAS, noun. Christmastide, the Twelve Days of Christmas, the season (traditionally from the 24th of December to the 6th of January) around the holiday.
CHRISTMAS, noun. (US) (retailing) The period from the Friday following Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, busy with shopping and preparations for Christmas.
CHRISTMAS, noun. (marketing) (retailing) Christmas season, the end of the year period, busy with shopping and preparations for Christmas.
CHRISTMAS BEETLE, noun. (AU) (informal) any of the beetles of the genus Anoplognathus
CHRISTMAS BELLS, noun. A common name for sandersonias, native to South Africa.
CHRISTMAS BELLS, noun. A plant in genus Blandfordia, flowering plants native to Australia.
CHRISTMAS BLOCK, noun. (archaic) Yule log (large log traditionally burned on Christmas Eve)
CHRISTMAS BLOCKS, noun. Plural of Christmas block
CHRISTMAS BOX, noun. (dated) (British) A bonus or gift given to an employee by an employer at Christmas; traditionally on Boxing Day
CHRISTMAS BOXES, noun. Plural of Christmas box
CHRISTMAS CACTI, noun. Plural of Christmas cactus
CHRISTMAS CACTUS, noun. Any of various cacti in the genus Schlumbergera.
CHRISTMAS CAKE, noun. A rich fruit cake covered with marzipan and icing traditionally eaten at Christmas.
CHRISTMAS CAKES, noun. Plural of Christmas cake
CHRISTMAS CARD, noun. A greeting card that is decorated in a manner that celebrates Christmas. (This entry is here for translation purposes only.)
CHRISTMAS CARDS, noun. Plural of Christmas card
CHRISTMAS CAROL, noun. A carol (song or hymn) whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas, or the winter season in general
CHRISTMAS CAROLS, noun. Plural of Christmas carol
CHRISTMAS CHEER, noun. (slang) Beverages, especially alcoholic beverages, consumed around the Christmas holiday
CHRISTMAS CLUB, noun. (banking) A type of savings scheme in which a person pays in money through the course of a year and gets back a total at around Christmas time ready to buy gifts or treats for Christmas. Such schemes have been run by banks and retailers and generally only involve fairly small amounts of money.
CHRISTMAS CLUBS, noun. Plural of Christmas club
CHRISTMAS COOKIE, noun. A sugar cookie, usually cut in festive shapes, that is made and eaten at Christmas.
CHRISTMAS COOKIES, noun. Plural of Christmas cookie
CHRISTMAS CRACKER, noun. (British) (Canada) (New Zealand) A table decoration, in the form of a large paper sweet wrapper, constructed around a cardboard tube typically containing a paper hat, silly joke and a small novelty or toy; a pair of people pull the ends of the cracker causing an embedded device to make a crack sound as the cracker breaks in two and the contents are released.
CHRISTMAS CRACKERS, noun. Plural of Christmas cracker
CHRISTMAS CREEP, noun. The inexorable tendency for the commercial aspects of Christmas to appear earlier every year
CHRISTMAS DAY, noun. The day on which Christmas is celebrated. Always held on December 25 in the West, and January 7 in some Eastern Orthodox churches.
CHRISTMAS DAYS, noun. Plural of Christmas Day
CHRISTMAS DISEASE, noun. (idiomatic) haemophilia B
CHRISTMAS EVE, proper noun. The evening before Christmas Day.
CHRISTMAS EVE, proper noun. The day before Christmas Day.
CHRISTMAS FACTOR, noun. One of the serine proteases of the coagulation system, whose absence leads to hemophilia.
CHRISTMAS FERN, noun. An evergreen fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) of eastern North America.
CHRISTMAS FERNS, noun. Plural of Christmas fern
CHRISTMAS FLOWER, noun. Christmas rose
CHRISTMAS GRADUATE, noun. (US) (idiom) (humorous) A freshman who drops out of college at the end of the first semester.
CHRISTMAS HAM, noun. A ham, boiled and then baked in the oven with mustard, served sliced at Christmas as one of the traditionally most important parts of the Scandinavian julbord (special Christmas-time smörgåsbord).
CHRISTMAS HAMS, noun. Plural of Christmas ham
CHRISTMAS ISLAND, proper noun. Non self-governing territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean.
CHRISTMAS ISLAND, proper noun. Alternative name for Kiritimati, an island of Kiribati
CHRISTMAS ISLANDER, noun. A person from the Christmas Island or of descent of the Christmas Island.
CHRISTMAS ISLANDERS, noun. Plural of Christmas Islander
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, noun. Lights used at Christmas to decorate a tree, house etc.
CHRISTMAS LILIES, noun. Plural of Christmas lily
CHRISTMAS LILY, noun. A bright red variety of lily that blooms in the Southern Hemisphere around Christmas.
CHRISTMAS LIST, noun. A list, normally on paper, of items one wants to receive as presents for Christmas.
CHRISTMAS LIST, noun. A list, normally on paper, of people one is going to send cards or presents to at Christmas.
CHRISTMAS LISTS, noun. Plural of Christmas list
CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE, noun. (chiefly UK) (music) the single at the top of the singles charts on Christmas Day (25 December)
CHRISTMAS PRESENT, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see Christmas,‎ present.
CHRISTMAS PRESENT, noun. A contemporary Christmas.
CHRISTMAS PUDDING, noun. A rich dessert traditionally eaten at Christmas, made from dried fruit and nuts.
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS, noun. Plural of Christmas pudding
CHRISTMAS ROSE, noun. A plant that flowers near Christmas.
CHRISTMAS ROSE, noun. Any of various species of Helleborus, especially Helleborus niger.
CHRISTMAS ROSE, noun. Hydrangea macrophylla.
CHRISTMAS SEAL, noun. A charity label placed on mail during the Christmas season as a form of cinderella stamp.
CHRISTMAS SEALS, noun. Plural of Christmas seal
CHRISTMAS SEASON, noun. Advent, the period from Advent Sunday (inclusive) through the start of Epiphany.
CHRISTMAS SEASON, noun. Christmastide, the Twelve Days of Christmas, starting on Christmas Day and ending on Epiphany, January 6
CHRISTMAS SEASON, noun. Yuletide
CHRISTMAS SEASON, noun. (US) (informal) (retail and marketing) The winter season starting around Thanksgiving (typically Black Friday) and ending at or about New Year's Eve.
CHRISTMAS SEASON, noun. (informal) (business) (marketing) The period at the end of the year when retailers promote Christmas shopping opportunities
CHRISTMAS SEASONS, noun. Plural of Christmas season
CHRISTMAS STAR, proper noun. Star of Bethlehem
CHRISTMAS STOCKING, noun. A stocking hung up by a child on Christmas Eve to be filled with gifts, ostensibly by Santa Claus.
CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS, noun. Plural of Christmas stocking
CHRISTMAS TIME, noun. The Christmas season
CHRISTMAS TIME, noun. Yuletide
CHRISTMAS TIME, noun. Christmastide
CHRISTMAS TIMES, noun. Plural of Christmas time
CHRISTMAS TREE, noun. A conifer used during the Christmas holiday season, typically decorated with lights and ornaments and often a star or angel at its tip.
CHRISTMAS TREE, noun. (racing) A pole with lights, similar to a traffic signal, used for signalling the start of an automobile race.
CHRISTMAS TREE, noun. (oil industry jargon) The collection of valves sometimes found at the top of a working oil well.
CHRISTMAS TREE, noun. (bodybuilding) A pattern of muscles visible in the lower back, resembling in outline the shape of a conifer.
CHRISTMAS TREE, noun. (aviation) (historical) A type of alert area constructed by the Strategic Air Command of the United States Air Force during the Cold War.
CHRISTMAS TREE BILL, noun. (idiomatic) (US) (politics) A bill consisting of many riders that attracts many, often unrelated, floor amendments, which may provide special benefits to various groups or interests.
CHRISTMAS TREE BILLS, noun. Plural of Christmas tree bill
CHRISTMAS TREE FORMATION, noun. (soccer) A formation consisting of four defenders, three central midfielders, two attacking midfielders, and one striker.
CHRISTMAS TREE FORMATIONS, noun. Plural of Christmas tree formation
CHRISTMAS TREES, noun. Plural of Christmas tree

Dictionary definition

CHRISTMAS, noun. Period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6.
CHRISTMAS, noun. A Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland.

Wise words

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