|Definition||:||from Old English: Crīstesmæsse, literally “Christ’s mass”|
|Category||:||Society & Culture » Religion & Spirituality|
What does Christmas mean?
Christmas is an annual ceremony of the birth of Jesus Christ celebrated generally on December as a religious and cultural holiday by billions of people around the world. The word “Christmas” originated as a compound meaning “Christ’s mass”. It is derived from the Middle English Cristemasse, which is from Old English Crīstesmæsse.