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Christmas Eve

the evening or the day preceding Christmas.
Origin of Christmas Eve
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I reckon, being now something rested, I must set down all that we did: and first for Christmas Eve.

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  • Christmas Eve ended the rush of business for Hamilton and Company.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I was born October, but he was born at Christmas Eve just after surrender.

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  • A graceful note on Christmas Eve accompanies her little gifts.

    Great Astronomers R. S. Ball
  • And when cool silence came again, Hugh begged that the two would have their Christmas Eve dinner with him, at his hotel.

British Dictionary definitions for Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

the evening or the whole day before Christmas Day
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