Christmas Day

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Christmas + day

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Christmas Day (plural Christmas Days)

  1. the day on which Christmas is celebrated. Usually held on December 25 in the West, and January 7 in some Eastern Orthodox churches.
    • 1737, Thomas Collins, The rubrick of the Church of England, examin'd and consider'd
      When Christmas Day falls upon a Saturday (as it did in 1736,) the Collect, Epistle and Gospel for St. Stephen's Day follows of Course, and no Notice is taken of the Sunday after Christmas Day

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