Christmas club


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Christmas club

n.
A savings account, as in a bank, requiring periodic deposits to ensure money for shopping at Christmas.

Christ′mas club`


n.
a savings account in which a person deposits a fixed amount of money regularly, usu. for a year, the sum accumulated being paid out to the depositor for use at Christmas.
[1905–10]
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The Co-operative has been working closely on the new scheme with representatives of the Farepak Victims Committee, set up after the Christmas club collapsed in 2006 and leading to nearly 120,000 people, many from low-income households, losing on average PS400 each.
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