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Meaning of Christmas

Christ•mas

Pronunciation: (kris'mus), [key]
— n.
  1. the annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus: celebrated on December 25 and now generally observed as a legal holiday and an occasion for exchanging gifts.
  2. Christmastime.
  3. Christmastide.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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