the holidays

plural noun

: the time from November until the beginning of January during which many holidays are celebrated
I'm looking forward to going home for the holidays.

Examples of the holidays in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ahead of the holidays — and the busiest travel season — Target marked down popular items to get you vacation-ready and to keep you comfortable during your trip and beyond. Lauren Fischer, Travel + Leisure, 24 Nov. 2023 But executives are growing concerned with a spending slowdown that could temper sales on the day after Thanksgiving as well as throughout the holidays. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 24 Nov. 2023 For the holidays, the Lego Friends 2023 Advent Calendar and a limited-edition Santa Claus Workshop are both on sale. Phoebe Sklansky, Parents, 24 Nov. 2023 Those who plan on entertaining over the holidays will want to check out the deals on bedding must-haves like this memory foam mattress topper that will transform any guest bed into a luxurious hotel-like sleeping experience. Amber Love Bond, Travel + Leisure, 11 Nov. 2023 With the holidays coming up, what’s your go-to for gifts? Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Nov. 2023 Even better, members can save on travel accessories ahead of the holidays. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2023 Poinsettias are synonymous with the holidays, making this wreath an obvious pick for one of the best Christmas wreaths. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Oct. 2023 There really is no better time to be in D.C. than the holidays. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 19 Oct. 2023 See More

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“The holidays.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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