Christmas box

Christmas box
Christmas Christ"mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and hospitality. [1913 Webster]

{Christmas box}. (a) A box in which presents are deposited at Christmas. (b) A present or small gratuity given to young people and servants at Christmas; a Christmas gift.

{Christmas carol}, a carol sung at, or suitable for, Christmas.

{Christmas day}. Same as {Christmas}.

{Christmas eve}, the evening before Christmas.

{Christmas fern} (Bot.), an evergreen North American fern ({Aspidium acrostichoides}), which is much used for decoration in winter.

{Christmas flower}, {Christmas rose}, the black hellebore, a poisonous plant of the buttercup family, which in Southern Europe often produces beautiful roselike flowers midwinter.

{Christmas tree}, a small evergreen tree, set up indoors, to be decorated with bonbons, presents, etc., and illuminated on Christmas eve. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Christmas box — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a present given at Christmas to tradespeople and employees …   English terms dictionary

  • Christmas-box — (engl., spr. krißmäs bocks), Weihnachtsgeschenk; Boxing day (spr. dē), der zweite Weihnachtsfeiertag als Geschenktag …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Christmas box — noun a present given at Christmas for services during the year • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Christmas box — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Christmas box : singular Christmas box plural Christmas boxes British a small present or amount of money given at Christmas to someone who delivers things to your house such as the postman …   English dictionary

  • Christmas box — /ˈkrɪsməs bɒks/ (say krismuhs boks) noun 1. British a gift of money, traditionally given at Christmas to people who provide services, such as milk delivery, garbage collection, etc. 2. a Christmas present. –phrase 3. no hide no Christmas box,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Christmas box — noun A bonus or gift given to an employee by an employer at Christmas; traditionally on Boxing Day …   Wiktionary

  • christmas box — n. present given at Christmas …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Christmas box — noun Brit. a present given at Christmas to tradespeople and employees …   English new terms dictionary

  • Christmas-box — …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Christmas Box — (ISBN 9781566840286) is an American book written by Richard Paul Evans and self published in 1993. A Christmas story written for his children, the book sold by word of mouth with such success that it soon got the attention of the big publishing… …   Wikipedia

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