Christ·​mas·​time ˈkris-məs-ˌtīm How to pronounce Christmastime (audio)
: the Christmas season

Examples of Christmastime in a Sentence

there are always lots of lights on the neighborhood's houses around Christmastime
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Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Christmastime was in 1607

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“Christmastime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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Christ·​mas·​time ˈkris-mə-ˌstīm How to pronounce Christmastime (audio)
: the season of Christmas
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