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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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  • Ever since he was six years old, he told me, he had gone out with the Harkaway Hack on christmas-eve.

  • But, when christmas-eve arrived without my coming, she did not seem disappointed.

    She and I, Volume 2 John Conroy Hutcheson
  • But then he told of the christmas-eve, when he had been hung with sweetmeats and candles.

    Christmas Various
  • Christmas was approaching, and the next day, christmas-eve, the tree was to be lighted.

    Complete Short Works Georg Ebers
  • And this certainly was the cause of her somewhat oversleeping herself on the morning of christmas-eve.

    Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer
  • On christmas-eve, 1776, he crossed the Delaware with 2400 men.

  • Madame Le Conte was suffering from her imprudent exposure on christmas-eve.

  • Suddenly she remembered words of David's in his sermon on christmas-eve.

    The Following of the Star Florence L. Barclay
  • And as the little apartment revolved round Jimmy, so was this christmas-eve given up to him.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • However, as it is christmas-eve, I will let you have your way.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
British Dictionary definitions for christmas-eve

Christmas Eve

the evening or the whole day before Christmas Day
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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