Meaning of “the festive season” in the English Dictionary

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"the festive season" in British English

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the festive seasonnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈfes.tɪv ˌsiː.zən/ us /ˈfes.tɪv ˌsiː.zən/ UK

Examples from literature

  • 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. 

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

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