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Christ·mas  audio  (krsms) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A Christian feast commemorating the birth of Jesus.
  2. December 25, the day on which this feast is celebrated.
  3. Christmastide.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English Cristemas, from Old English Crstes mæsse, Christ's festival : Crst, Christ ; see Christ + mæsse, festival ; see Mass

OTHER FORMS:
Christmas·sy or Christmas·y(Adjective)


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