Christmas stocking

Christmas stocking

noun
a stocking or stocking-shaped bag traditionally hung on a mantelpiece or Christmas tree by children on Christmas Eve to hold small gifts that santa claus is credited with bringing.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism

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Christmas stocking
 
n
a stocking hung up by children on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to fill with presents

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