• ‘Tis the season to be jolly is said during Christmas as a reminder to put on a happy face over the festive period.
  • A phrase that refers to the Christmas period.

1. Let’s get in the spirit and start singing some carols!  ‘Tis the season to be jolly!


2. A: Thank you for the generous donation, Mr. Guerra.

B: ‘Tis the season to be jolly.


3. I’ve gathered  two boxes full of dry food and clothes to donate to the Salvation Army. ‘Tis the season to be jolly!


4. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! I’ve prepared candy canes, cookies, and little ornament toys for my little music students. They’ll love it!

blessed, blest, blissful, cheerful, chirpy, content, contented, delighted, ecstatic, elated, exultant, gay, glad, gleeful, gratified, jolly, joyful, joyous, jubilant, laughing, lively, merry, on cloud nine, on cloud nine, overjoyed, peaceful, perky, playful, pleasant, pleased, thrilled, upbeat

How about this expression?

White Christmas

  • A white Christmas refers to a Christmas which there is snow on the ground.
  • A Christmas when it snows.

1. We’re going up to the cabin and skiing over the Christmas holidays. Hoping it’s a white Christmas!


2. I haven’t seen snow in ages during the holidays. I’m really hoping it’s a white Christmas this year.


3. When was the last time you had a white Christmas?


4. One of my favorite Christmas carols is White Christmas. How about yours?

snow on Christmas Day, snow on Christmas Eve, snowy xmas

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