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    Christmas gift and Christmas present

    What are the differences between Christmas gift and Christmas present?

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    Re: Christmas gift and Christmas present

    There is really no difference between a 'gift' and a 'present' in American usage. There is a very slight technical difference between the two, but it is not at all recognized in American speech or writing when referring to the tradition of Christmas giving.

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    Re: Christmas gift and Christmas present

    There's not much difference in BrE either, though I would use gift for freebies from shops, etc.

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    Re: Christmas gift and Christmas present

    Quote Originally Posted by Preceptor View Post
    TThere is a very slight technical difference between the two ..., .
    What is the technical difference?

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