n. Oxymoronicly named period alluding to the daylight hours prior to Christmas
Eve. Quite an acceptable coinage despite the objections of some opinionated pedants. An alternate etymology comes from the traditions of the Armenian Orthodox
church which speak of the Bethlehem innkeeper's wife, Evangelina, who convinced her husband
to allow Mary to give birth in their stable. A feast day in her honour was declared on the day preceding Christmas
Eve Day, a time for quiet contemplation and fasting, is still celebrated in Asia Minor and much of Central Alberta
What are you planning for Christmas
I thought I'd stock up on diet coke
and pizza for tomorrow.
Well watch out for the language police!