Christmas vs Yuletidea - What's the difference?

christmas |


Alternative forms

* Xmas, X-mas

Proper noun

  • A widely celebrated festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, incorporating various Christian, pre-Christian and secular customs.
  • Do you celebrate Christmas ?
  • A personification of Christmas.
  • Coordinate terms



  • Christmas Day, the day it is celebrated, 25 December, an English quarter day.
  • This Christmas we'll open presents then go to grandma's for dinner.
  • Christmastide, the Twelve Days of Christmas, the season (traditionally from the 24th of December to the 6th of January) around the holiday.
  • (US, retailing) The period from the Friday following Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, busy with shopping and preparations for Christmas.
  • The last three Christmases have been good for retailers.
  • (marketing, retailing) Christmas season, the end of the year period, busy with shopping and preparations for Christmas.
  • The Christmas shoppers spent less this December, than last year, but our store will probably see just as many returned items during the twelve days of Christmas.


    * Yule * Noel * Chrissy * Chrimble (Crimble), Crimbo (Chrimbo)

    Derived terms

    * Christmas box * Christmas cake * Christmas card * Christmas carol * Christmas club * Christmas cracker * Christmas creep * Christmas Day * Christmas Eve * Christmas Island * Christmas present * Christmas pudding * Christmassy * Christmas star * Christmas stocking * Christmastide * Christmas time * Christmas tree * Father Christmas * Merry Christmas * like turkeys voting for Christmas * Shitmas * Twelve Days of Christmas * white Christmas * X-mas/Xmas * Christmas is coming


    * geresma

    See also

    (associated entries) * Advent * Black Friday * Boxing Day * Christmas Eve * * Yule * Yuletide ----


    Not English

    Yuletidea has no English definition. It may be misspelled.