Following the embarrassing Christmas Day gaffe, several senior editorial staff was suspended.
The raid took place as planned on Christmas Day, 1914
The festive season, ie Christmas
Bank holiday ;day(not a Saturday or a Sunday)on which banks are officially closed,usu a public holiday(eg Easter Monday,Christmas Day,etc)
Christmas cake ;rich fruit cake,usu covered with marzipan and icing and eaten at Christmas
"Usually, the polar researchers have good meals. Some even have feasts on holidays like Christmas and New Year's Day. "
Christmas is fixed, but Easter is a movable feast.
We made coffee, ate a bar of milk chocolate as a special Christmas Eve treat, put all our extra clothes on and went to bed
"With coming of Christmas, the stores were very Busy."
There were times, like at the company Christmas party, where the flower added a touch of festivity and seemed appropriate.