Christmas cheer

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Christmas cheer (uncountable)

  1. Food and drink, especially alcoholic beverages, consumed around the Christmas holiday.
  2. The joyful and generous attitude expected of people at Christmas.
    • 1990, Rowland A. Sherrill, Religion and the Life of the Nation: American Recoveries, page 152:
      The message of the astronauts, however, was not primarily one of Christmas cheer, and had nothing to do with the "Prince of Peace" or the "spirit of the season." Instead, it consisted of a dramatic reading of the first ten verses of the Book of Genesis, the story of the creation of the world.