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Christmas

noun

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a Christian holiday that is celebrated on December 25 in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ or the period of time that comes before and after this holiday
  • We're spending Christmas with my parents.

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The first known use of Christmas was before the 12th century

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“Christmas.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/Christmas. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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