Christmas box


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Christmas box

n
a tip or present given at Christmas, esp to postmen, tradesmen, etc
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Noun1.Christmas box - a present given at Christmas for services during the yearChristmas box - a present given at Christmas for services during the year
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
backsheesh, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish, gratuity, pourboire, tip - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
References in classic literature ?
Frumenty and mince pie,' the Gnat replied; 'and it makes its nest in a Christmas box.
Already a Christmas box office smash, The Golden Compass is an exciting adventure starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.
Harold said: "Every year, on December 23, the anniversary of my heart attack, I always give Ron and Sid a Christmas box.
Around 75 pupils at St Anne's Primary School, in Camp Hill Drive, performed their show, Magical Christmas Box.
HOME OFFICE officials have left an intriguing Christmas box on the doorsteps of the Big Three bookmakers.
SOME lucky matchman is going to collect a handsome Christmas box at Border Fisheries where the numbers of anglers is climbing again - together with the "golden peg" kitty that now stands at pounds 2,300
A few Christmases ago in just such a vulnerable state I sipped a couple of whiskeys at my sister-in-law's house and every year since a good bottle of it has been in my Christmas box.
Coventry Savoy Opera will be presenting Savoy's Christmas Box on December 9 in an event which promises to be a musical feast.
Pens and pencils, teddy bears, jigsaws and sweeties are all stuffed into the parcel to make some lucky child's Christmas box.
He said: ``It's a great Christmas Box for the workers.
Now under Labour OAPs receive a pounds 200 heating allowance, a pounds 10 Christmas box plus a free bus pass (which the Conservatives will probably take off us if they get back in power).