Christmas box

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Christmas box a present given at Christmas for services during the year
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason the Animal Crackers box is designed with a string handle is because when the popular circus theme was introduced in 1902 they thought it would also be a good idea to package them with a string as a Christmas novelty so they could be hung from Christmas trees
    • Christmas box A box in which presents are deposited at Christmas.
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Usage

In literature:

I give you the box and the beads, my charming dear, for a Christmas present and a consolation.
"Prudy Keeping House" by Sophie May
A Christmas box to Kid McCoy meant a lavish wealth of new possessions out of all proportion to her desserts.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
On Boxing Day, Lavender excused herself from joining a rinking party, and lay curled up on a sofa reading a Christmas number.
"A College Girl" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
These are the petitions of the postman, scavenger, telegraph man, newsboy, &c., asking you for a Christmas-box.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
Sco., Christmas Box, New England L. M.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
At each plate also, was a tiny Christmas tree, whose box-shaped standards bore the names of the diners.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
The box is sent off by express from Paris, where your uncle and I are resting for a few days, so that you may have it by Christmas.
"A Christmas Posy" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
And whereupon the driver carried upstairs the biggest, fattest Christmas box Mary Jane had ever seen.
"Mary Jane's City Home" by Clara Ingram Judson
Didn't your grandmother give you a sovereign as a Christmas-box?
"Vice Versa" by F. Anstey
You'll love it for Christmas boxes.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
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In news:

Volunteer Janette Altman helps pack shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for children all over the world.
Masterplug weatherproof electrical box ready to aid Christmas lights displays.
0Operation Christmas Child is officially a success with over 1,300 shoe boxes given.
The debate over who should get more than $14,000 found months ago in a box of Christmas decorations at a St Louis-area Goodwill store has been resolved in court.
GREENE – The Christmas Basket Project, organized by the Greene Rotary Club, is set to deliver boxes of food, clothing and in some cases toys, to families in need on Dec 22.
The celebrations were inspired by the book 'The Christmas Box,' a staple of grief support groups.
Below the Mason-Dixon, Christmas comes in bite-size portions, baked to box and share.
Operation Christmas Child is an organization that takes shoe boxes packed with toys and hygiene products and sends them to underprivileged children around the world.
Waco, Tx — Six Central Texas Chick-fil-A® restaurants join together for the Fifth Annual Operation Christmas Child "Fill a Box with Love" event.
A Kirksville donation collection center is to be transformed into a Christmas workshop with a local group collecting shoe boxes packed with gifts and toys for kids overseas as part of the international Operation Christmas Child.
We visited Challenger Intermediate School in Goddard on Wednesday November 16th to accept a donation for Christmas In A Box from the 6th grade math classes of teacher Joel Condray.
The Dysart Lions Club is asking for food or cash donations for their annual Christmas Food Box deliveries to locals in need in the Dysart area.
Annie Chan recalls how Santa Claus Fund Christmas boxes made Christmas merry .
Have yourself a kooky little Christmas -- and skip fighting the lineups in big-box stores.
Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide effort by Samaritan's Purse to bring goods and gifts to children around the world, all neatly packed in shoe boxes.
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