December 22, 2011 @ 1:01 AM
I learned a new word today, courtesy of my cousin across the pond. Well, a quasi-word: "Chrimbo" or "Crimbo." It's British slang for "Christmas," especially in its secular and commercial aspects. The OED traces its first printed usage to 1928 but it was widely popularized in 1963 by John Lennon in a Beatles' Fan Club Christmas single.