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Christmas

Definition

A religious or secular winter holiday celebrated by Muggles and Wizards alike on December 25.

  • Harry has fond memories of spending Christmas at Hogwarts, since he never had any fun with the Dursleys.
  • When he and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, the carols coming from the church remind him of "Peeves bellowing rude versions of carols from inside suits of armor, of the Great Hall’s twelve Christmas trees, of Dumbledore wearing a bonnet he had won in a cracker, of Ron in a hand-knitted sweater..." (DH16)

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Etymology

"Christ" for the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, "Mas" = "Mass" or religious observance

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