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Q1 - I saw her ___ Xmas.
Q2 - I saw her ___ Xmas day.
Do "Xmas" & "Xmas day" here have different meanings? I thought their meanings are similar. So,can you help me? Thanks in advance.
Engee makes a good point. Sometimes when we say Christmas, we mean the season, not the day. So we sometimes say Christmas day to be more specific.
Also, on Christmas always refers to Christmas day. The on pinpoints it. So:
"I saw her on Christmas" means Christmas day.
"I saw her Christmas" can mean the day or the season.
"I saw her Christmastime" means the Christmas season.
Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 26-Feb-2009 at 18:13.
I'm curious as to why the need for 'd' in "Christmas day" as opposed to 'E' in "Christmas Eve"?
To my way of thinking, "Christmas Eve," "Christmas Day," "Christmas Week," "Christmas Season," etc., would all demand the capitalization as shown here in quotes.