'tis the season

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the popular Christmas song, Deck the Halls, written in 1862.

Phrase[edit]

'tis the season

  1. Indicating that it is the time of year around Christmas, and that things associated with that time period are happening or likely to happen.
    • 2001, David Kranes, The National Tree, page 278:
      Anyway, ‛tis the season, and apropos of that and this particular evening's events, here we are.
    • 2008, Lori L. Conrad, ‎Missy Matthews, ‎Cheryl Zimmerman, Put Thinking to the Test, p. 6:
      Training kids to perform a series of academic stunts in sixty-minute time slots makes me cringe. But ‛tis the season, so let the testing begin.
    • 2012 Marcia Aldrich, Companion to an Untold Story, p. 138:
      Dear Marcia, According to television advertising, ‛tis the season, so Merry Christmas!