Christmas box


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Christmas box

n
a tip or present given at Christmas, esp to postmen, tradesmen, etc
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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)
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References in classic literature ?
'Frumenty and mince pie,' the Gnat replied; 'and it makes its nest in a Christmas box.'
Perhaps Hetty had had as much as that in Christmas boxes, and there was no knowing but she might have been childish enough to spend it in that way; she was such a young thing, and she couldn't help loving finery!
I always have half-sovereigns and sovereigns for my Christmas boxes because I shall be a man, and you only have five-shilling pieces, because you're only a girl."
The Christmas box tradition has been all but forgotten over the decades, with many young people never having heard of it.
How amazing it must be for children who have very little in the way of treats of their own to be given their very own Christmas box to open?
A TOUGH as old boots, tolerant of deep shade and damp soil, Christmas box, or Sarcococca confusa, is worth considering.
Bow and Wow's 12 Treats of Christmas box also includes toys and treat samplers for your pet.
(Although they can be hard to part with, so maybe best to get two?) Here are just a few of the treats available: Godiva Christmas Box Inspire rounds of smiles this Christmas with this enchanting 20 piece gift box ([euro]35), or a smaller four-piece box of seasonal and classic chocolates ([euro]7).
America First Credit Union donated $80,000 to various charities around Utah including Christmas Box International, The Road Home, SafeNest and more.
STAR Wars: The Force Awakens is set to smash Christmas box office records.
The most popular theory, dating back to 1830, is that Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a 'Christmas Box' from the master.
A huge Christmas tree and Christmas box completes the setup and gives the magical feel to the lighted centerpiece.