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A Christian festival observed from December 24, Christmas Eve, to January 5, the eve of Epiphany.


an archaic or literary name for Christmas3


(ˈkrɪs məsˌtaɪd)

1. the Christmas season.
2. the period from Christmas Eve to Epiphany.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Christmastide - period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6Christmastide - period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
Boxing Day - first weekday after Christmas
Jan, January - the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
Dec, December - the last (12th) month of the year
season - a recurrent time marked by major holidays; "it was the Christmas season"
References in classic literature ?
The King was beside himself with joy, and was astonished at how clever a man Ring was in all kinds of feats, so that he esteemed him still more highly than before, and betrothed his daughter to him; and the feast for this was to last all through Christmastide.
Then, by Our Lady, Jock, thou art the fairest archer that e'er mine eyes beheld, and if thou wilt join my service I will clothe thee with a better coat than that thou hast upon thy back; thou shalt eat and drink of the best, and at every Christmastide fourscore marks shall be thy wage.
Also called Christmastide, "Christmas is a celebration of the Incarnation of the Eternal Word, the Son of God, and through this Incarnation, the world is transfigured and restored," the Catholic Church said.
May God's blessing come home to you and your family this Christmastide.
Christmas is just around the corner and the original Christian Christmas tree blooms and blossoms at Glastonbury at Christmastide and a cutting is taken each year and forwarded to our reigning monarch to decorate the Royal Christmas table.
He does write in winter, even Christmastide as above, and one can feel the toll on his lifelong ailments of bone and back and limb.
The Sunday program includes music for Christmastide, the winter solstice and Epiphany.
The appearance of the sword dancers, more commonly known as the 'Bessies and Tommies', in our town reminds us of the near approach of Christmastide.
Store your beech for Christmastide, with new year holly cut beside.
He even gave them gifts of rum during Christmastide and once he and Willard shared a tipple straight from the bottle.
Our guests really loved the 'Slow Cooker Venison Sloppy Joes' sandwiches I picked up recently" said Sally Frost, 23 an American student visiting her parents in Dubai this Christmastide.