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WHAT DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season. While the birth year of Jesus is estimated among modern historians to have been between 7 and 2 BC, the exact month and day of his birth are unknown. His birth is mentioned in two of the four canonical gospels. By the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the East, although some churches celebrate on the December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which corresponds to January in the modern-day Gregorian calendar.
The first definition of Christmas in the dictionary is the annual commemoration by Christians of the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec 25. Other definition of Christmas is Also called: Christmas Day. Dec 25, observed as a day of secular celebrations when gifts and greetings are exchanged.Christmas is also Also called: Christmastide. the season of Christmas extending from Dec 24 to Jan 6.
The translations of Christmas from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Christmas» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHRISTMAS» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Christmas» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Christmas» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Christmas
10 QUOTES WITH «CHRISTMAS»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word Christmas.
I do love Christmas, although my wife puts me to shame. She is a huge Christmas fan, so we do love us some Christmas in our house.
I'm sure most of us remember being a kid and you have all of this endless time where two weeks before Christmas feels like ten years. I used to go to bed to try and go to sleep to try and make it go faster.
Our traditions have been waking up on Christmas morning and feasting on a southern breakfast. I'm from the South. We eat grits and biscuits and gravy and eggs with Ritz crackers and country ham, bacon, you name it.
Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It's a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.
Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.
I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
I went on iTunes and looked at versions of Christmas songs. Everyone has done them!
Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.
My parents were kind of over protective people. Me and my sister had to play in the backyard all the time. They bought us bikes for Christmas but wouldn't let us ride in the street, we had to ride in the backyard. Another Christmas, my dad got me a basketball hoop and put it in the middle of the lawn! You can't dribble on grass.
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHRISTMAS»
Discover the use of Christmas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Christmas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale -- the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating -- has a lot of people up in arms.
Barbara Robinson, 2011
Olivia Helps with Christmas: with audio recroding
Do you see how hard it is to be so helpful during the holidays? A lovingly-told and lavishly-illustrated Olivia Helps With Christmas is the perfect stuffing for any stocking, and a bright star atop the Olivia series.
Ian Falconer, 2010
Simple text and photographs describe the history of Christmas and how it is celebrated.
Mari C. Schuh, Gail Saunders-Smith, 2001
Retells the story of Christ's birth, the angels appearing before the shepherds, and the three wise men following a bright new star.
Dick Bruna, 2004
Introduces Christmas, and discusses its pagan and Christian origins, seasonal decorations and music, religious and secular celebrations, and the holiday around the world.
Molly Aloian, 2008
A study of how Christmas is celebrated around the world. The book describes the cultural and religious importance to the cultures involved and offers ideas for making festive decorations and food. 5-8 yrs.
Catherine Chambers, 2004
Part of Applewood's Pictorial America series, these small books offer a beautiful visual history of American holidays, and feature images drawn from historical sources, including prints, paintings, illustrations, and photographs.
James Lantos, Applewood Books, Jim Lantos, 2009
A Very Merry Christmas
When Geronimo travels to New York City for Christmas, he accidentally switches luggage with another passenger, so he travels all over the city searching for the bag's owner and his own bag, which contains his Christmas presents.
Funny and lovely Picture Books for Little Ones! A book to help little ones discover Christmas and its traditions. Discover Fleurus charming picture books with simple images and texts to develop children's knowledge of the world around them.