Christmastide [kris-muh s-tahyd] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the festival season from Christmas to after New Year’s Day.
  2. the period from Christmas Eve to Epiphany, especially in England.

Origin of Christmastide First recorded in 1620–30; Christmas + tide1 Related Words for christmastide Yule, Christmastide, nativity, Christmastime, Yuletide, Noel, Xmas Examples from the Web for christmastide Historical Examples of christmastide

  • The place was crowded with revellers of the Christmastide, and geese were being diced for.

    The Trail of ’98

    Robert W. Service

  • I wish he were younger, but it will be gay at Christmastide, and my own home will be much to me.

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • That Christmastide, then, was a time of anxiety, but not of settled gloom.

    William Pitt and the Great War

    John Holland Rose

  • Instantly the engine was a little boy again all a-tingle with this new delicious mystery of Christmastide.

    Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • In the interests of peace and goodwill, I would sanction a meeting between you and him at Christmastide.’

    Niece Catherine

    Mary Hampden

  • British Dictionary definitions for christmastide Christmastide noun

    1. another name for Christmas (def. 3)

    Word Origin and History for christmastide Christmastide n.

    1620s, from Christmas + tide (n.).

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