Warm wishes they'll in future last
Holy days once celebrated;
Down to one they have been grated.
"Department stores, you must shop now!"
says orange priest of golden cow.
this Servant being in an Airy Gale in the Christmas Holidays
American Weekly Mercury [Philadelphia, PA]. March 13, 1733: 2.
The said Magistrate, for preventing the Mischiefs and Outrages usually committed in the Christmas Holidays, thought fit to publish an Order for all Vintners, Victuallers, Cooks, Keepers of Ordinaries, Limonade Houses, &c. not to keep their Shops open, or sell any thing after Eight a Clock at Night, on Penalty of a Fine.
Pennsylvania Gazette [Philadelphia]. June 2, 1737: 1.
PORTSMOUTH, December 6.
Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman in London, to his Friend in this Town, dated Sept. 29, 1765.
"We just begin to hear of the Disturbances occasioned by the STAMP-ACT in America, and I assure you it will occasion as much here, more especially among the Woolen Manufacturers, great Numbers of whom are out of Employment, and are destitute of Support for their Families. The Parliament I believe will not meet till after Christmas Holidays are over, when I hope to have the Pleasure of informing you of a removal of the Grievances in Trade, which are so justly complained of by the Americans.”
Boston New-Letter. December 12, 1765: 2.
Tuesday next is the day fixed for both Houses of Parliament adjourning for the Christmas holidays.
Pennsylvania Gazette [Philadelphia]. February 24, 1773: 2.
It was a paltry and illiberal spirit who first broached the intention of robbing the negroes of their rude pastimes in the Christmas holidays. Is not slavery dreadful enough without adding to its horrors, by debarring the miserable creatures, whose hard fate it is to be thus degraded, of what each of them fondly thinks an inherent right? Away then with the unworthy idea! and let these unhappy wretches enjoy their little annual measure of happiness without molestation.
Pennsylvania Packet. January 29, 1785: 2.
the christmas holidays was the time fixed on for the rising
Alexandria Advertiser [VA]. January 29, 1801: 3.
A review of these contents brings at once before us, our happy holidays [...] The publishers have sent forth this volume in a delicate holiday dress; and we hope many good boys will receive it from their parents and teachers, as an acceptable Christmas and New Year's Present.
Boston Traveler. December 18, 1829: 3.
What bustle, what preparation, what feasting, what dancing gave the country folk enough to talk about during the happy Christmas holidaysBoston Traveler. May 11, 1830: 1.
The editor of the Bedford (Pa.) Inquirer has recently been married to a Miss Holliday. We wish him a great many happy holidays of happiness, besides a number of little Hollidays.
Dedham Patriot [MA]. November 22, 1838: 2.
the cheered mother would sit by the bedside, and talk to her girl of the merry holidays that were soon coming, and promising the poor child what she had never known before—a handsome Christmas box.
"Little Jane's Christmas Box." Times-Picayune [New Orleans, LA]. December 30, 1841: 2.
MR. EDITOR,—The merry Christmas holidays have come at last
National Aegis [Worcester, MA]. January 5, 1843: 2.
The holidays are upon us […] let the holidays be to them holidays indeed.
Times-Picayune. December 22, 1843: 2.
THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.
The merry, happy holidays,
Are with us here once more.
New-York Tribune. December 25, 1843. 3.
Of course we must have something to say upon this subject, as we are, at the very moment of writing, in the midst of the joyous holidays.
Edgefield Advertiser [SC]. December 27, 1854: 2.