I was listening to some Christmas music when I decided what to write about this month - Christmas expressions.
I picked three fun ones.
Christmas comes but once a year - Literally, it means that Christmas comes but once a year, but what is implied here is that we should enjoy it to the fullest. More often than not, it means, at least in my circles, to indulge in food and drink.
Example: Bonnie, do you want another piece of cake? Umm yes, please. Christmas comes but once a year. (However, I have been known to say this for birthdays and other such celebratory occasions.)
Christmas came early (this year) - This is said when someone receives unexpected good news, as Christmas is a happy time of the year.
Example: Shelly is doing much better and is back from the hospital. Looks like Christmas came early this year for her and her family.
The holiday spirit - This is said when one is excited about the holiday (Christmas).
Example: I've been listening to classic Christmas songs all afternoon. I'm really feeling the holiday spirit.
Share your favourite expressions!