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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Christinmes, n. Also: Chrystinmese, Christenmes(se, Chrissenmass. [e.m.E. christen-, crysten-, ME. crystyn-, crystenmasse.] Christmas. 1558-66 Knox II. 4.
Frome England returned Robert Melven … a lytill befoir Christenmesse
a1570-86 Maitl. F. lxxiv. 1.
In honour of this christinmes Now everie man suld him addres To sing and dance
1629 Annandale Corr. 282.
Last yeer, about Christenmes
1639 Maxwell Mem. II. 273.
After Chrystinmese, yow sall returne
1672 Turner Mem. 247.
If your health … can allow you to come here againe Chrissenmass

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