Meaning of “Christmas time” in the English Dictionary

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"Christmas time" in British English

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Christmas timenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkrɪs.məs taɪm/ us /ˈkrɪs.məs taɪm/ old use Christmastide, uk /ˈkrɪs.məs.taɪd/ us

Examples from literature

  • At Christmas time we got candy and apples, but these oranges and bananas and stuff like that wasn't out then. 
  • Only think, it is almost Christmas time, only two days now to Christmas. 
  • She had now no place which she could call her own, or to which she would instinctively turn at Christmas time. 
  • The leaves of this tree have a very sweet odor and are in demand at Christmas time. 
  • They started out late in November, expecting to get back about Christmas time. 

(Definition of “Christmas time” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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