the festive seasonnoun [ S ]uk /ˈfes.tɪv ˌsiː.zən/ us /ˈfes.tɪv ˌsiː.zən/ UK
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- He had naturally shut up The Manor during the festive season, as the villagers expected coals and blankets and port wine and plum-puddings, which he had neither the money nor the inclination to supply.
- How glad I am when the festive season draws to a close, and the last petitioner for Christmas-boxes goes on his way rejoicing.
- If you've ever stayed with dull people during what is alleged to be the festive season, you can probably revise that saying.
- It needed perhaps all the music that could be mustered in the town to remind the beleaguered garrison and inhabitants that the festive season was upon them.
- There were no jellies, no tempting hams, no imported puddings nor nude poultry, none of the solid, savoury things associated with the festive season.