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What's the name for the 'weird' period between Christmas and New Year?

Source - the Mirror

By - Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz Editor
Date - 27 Dec 2021


The time between Christmas and New Year can be very confusing, and the Norwegians even have a name for it. But what do we call that 'weird' period in the UK?

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Christmas is technically over. You've stuffed yourself on turkey, roast potatoes and Brussels sprouts, and you have unwrapped every present under the tree.

The day after, on Boxing Day, you might have continued eating your Christmas leftovers with family, or just had a nice relaxing day.

After that the main day of the festive period is New Year's Eve.

Somewhere between December 27 and December 31, time becomes quite abstract, and it can be hard to know what to do with yourself.

You've spent the whole of December preparing for Christmas Day – buying presents, planning meals and drinking lots of mulled wine.

But come December 27 you're left to navigate post-Christmas life with a tin of Quality Streets which only includes the chocolates no one wants.

What is the period between Christmas and New Year called?

There isn't a specific name for the week between Christmas and New Year in English.

In Norway they call it Romjul or mellomjul, which basically means the period between Christmas and New Year.
However, some people have decided to make up their own word for it.

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One user on Twitter said: "Between Christmas and New Year – Twixtmas."

Another person took to the platform and said: "The time between Christmas and New Year's Day is called the Witching Week and nothing you do in this week counts."

Another word which sums up what many people do during this time is "Food Week," which was suggested by a Twitter user.

Chrimbo Limbo is another suggestion, because "no one knows what day it is".

There also seems to be some agreement that it should be called the "Festive Perineum".

Other suggestions on social media include "Christmastide", "the void", the "festive period" or the "Taint".

 

 

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Ive never felt the need to give this period a name!

Anyone else have a name for it?

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1 hour ago, Rob Thompson said:

What's the name for the 'weird' period between Christmas and New Year?

AKA

"LIFE"

Sorry, I just HAD TOO!! 

The devil made me do it!!!

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We've been ministers, and school teachers, so for us this week has always been "Christmas Break" until after New Years Day.  

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For many in the world, the 12 days of Christmas are from the 25th of December to the 6th of January (Epiphany) so I would call the time between Christmas day and New Year's the first 6 days of Christmas followed by the remaining 6 days of Christmas.  There was even a song for it.

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For many of us, we call this period the Octave of Christmas - the 8 days between Christmas Eve and New Years.

 

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Pondering 

Each

Amazing 

Christmas 

Event

PEACE

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What everyone is calling a "weird" period between Christmas Day and New Year's is still Christmas.  Reclaim your holy days.  Keep wishing people a Merry Christmas. 

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Work Days!

( For some of us. ☹️)

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Christmas

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1 hour ago, SantaJoe said:

Christmas

I suppose thats what how I think of it too :) 

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Christmas is not over until Epiphany

and certainly by then it is time to start working on next Christmas !!!

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On 1/18/2022 at 10:03 AM, Drosselmeyer said:

it is time to start working on next Christmas !!!

Couldn't agree more! Only 339 days until next Christmas! ☺️

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