the holidays

plural noun

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: 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.

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“The holidays.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20holidays. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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