Christmas

Definition : from Old English: Crīstesmæsse, literally “Christ’s mass”
Category : Society & Culture » Religion & Spirituality
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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.