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A tiny Christmas rant

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DinkyFrinkbuster Thu 19-Dec-13 18:43:23

Hate it when people say 'on Christmas' rather than 'at Christmas'. I can't help it, it makes me seethe!

Sprink Sat 22-Feb-14 12:56:09

I'd like to revive this one if any pedants are interested because I don't understand the problem with 'on Christmas.'

To me, the word 'day' is implied. So in the same way one would say "on Tuesday," one should say "on Christmas."

What am I missing?

Sprink Sat 22-Feb-14 12:58:18

However, one would say "I will see you at Christmas" with the implied word being 'time', so perhaps the choice of on or at is determined by context.

Floggingmolly Sat 22-Feb-14 13:02:18

On Christmas day is totally fine; on Christmas is not. It's the same as "on the weekend", or "on Easter", it's wrong.

IslaValargeone Sat 22-Feb-14 13:02:24

I have never heard 'on Christmas' and would probably wince a bit if I did.
I don't know that it feels right being used in the same way as 'on Tuesday' as Christmas spans more than one day.

Sprink Sat 22-Feb-14 16:46:24


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