Christmas 2006
December 11, 2006 8:45 PM   Subscribe

How do you classify the end of December? Is it Christmas time or something else?
posted by Kilovolt to Society & Culture (12 answers total)
 
The End of December is Christmastime. The Beginning is called Advent.
posted by Pollomacho at 8:47 PM on December 11, 2006


or the Holiday Season? >< I tend to classify the 'Holidays' as the week or so between Christmas and New Year's.
posted by Phire at 8:49 PM on December 11, 2006


the beginning of tax time.
posted by krautland at 8:51 PM on December 11, 2006


I call it "Winter Break." This nomenclature is expected to last me only another few years.
posted by Partial Law at 8:53 PM on December 11, 2006


Christmas time because that is what it is.
posted by JayRwv at 8:58 PM on December 11, 2006


The Holidays.
posted by rleamon at 9:10 PM on December 11, 2006


We have two public holidays at Christmas (25th and 26th) and another two for New Years (1 and 2), so most companies close down inbetween and we get a nice summer holiday.

So I classify the end of December as being Holidaytime or The Holidays.
posted by shelleycat at 9:18 PM on December 11, 2006


Liturgically speaking, Christmastide is the period between Christmas Eve and Epiphany (January 6).

The twelve days of Christmas are the twelve days between December 25 and January 5.

December 23 is Christmas Adam because it comes before Christmas Eve.

(groans)
posted by Violet Hour at 10:45 PM on December 11, 2006


Holiday season. More happens than just Christmas, after all.
posted by Dreama at 7:56 AM on December 12, 2006


"Winter Holidays"
That encompasses all the various holidays that my friends and family celebrate in that "December-ish time of year, whether it's Solstice, Yule, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Festivus, Saturnalia, or something else :-)
posted by niteHawk at 8:07 AM on December 12, 2006


I am very confused. Isn't the end of December the 31st? And isn't Christmas the 25th?

So how can you describe Christmas as the end of December?

In the UK we call the end of December New Year's Eve.
posted by tonylord at 6:27 PM on December 12, 2006


It's "the holidays".
posted by deborah at 8:37 PM on December 12, 2006


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