Definition of Christmas eve

1. Noun. The day before Christmas.

Exact synonyms: Dec 24
Generic synonyms: Holiday

Definition of Christmas eve

1. Proper noun. The evening before Christmas Day. ¹

2. Proper noun. The day before Christmas Day. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Christmas Eve

Christine Marie Evert
Christison's formula
Christmas Day
Christmas Days
Christmas Eve
Christmas Island
Christmas Islander
Christmas Islanders
Christmas begonia
Christmas bells
Christmas berry
Christmas box
Christmas boxes
Christmas bush
Christmas cactus
Christmas cake
Christmas cakes
Christmas card
Christmas cards

Literary usage of Christmas eve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1895)
"BURNT ON christmas eve. There is an old Scotch proverb, " He's as bare as ... Hence our present christmas eve. On the night of this eve our ancestors were ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The Masses are numbered, the MS. beginning with christmas eve, which is numbered "III". Probably there were once two Advent Masses, as in the "Missale ..."

3. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"accompanied him every christmas eve to see the marketings for Christmas down the road from Aldgate to Bow; and he had a surprising fondness for wandering ..."

4. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"Such is the case with All-Saints' Eve, and perhaps even more so with Christmas Eve, or the evening before Christmas Day. Under the latter head, ..."

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