Christmas idioms, phrases and sayings
Meaning: first used by Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, this is sometimes said by people who aren’t fans of Christmas when confronted with holiday well-wishers. Example: Watch Scrooge in the video below.
Beat the holiday blues
Meaning: to overcome the stress and frustration resulting from holiday preparation or resulting from he need to get back to your usual routine after a holiday. Example: When I want to beat the holiday blues I always think about the fact that soon it will be over.
Be my guest
Meaning: Help yourself.; After you. (A polite way of indicating that someone else should go first, help himself or herself to something, or take the last one of something.)
Mary: I would just love to have some more cake, but there is only one piece left.
Sally: Be my guest.
Mary: Wow! Thanks!
Jane: Here's the door. Who should go in first?
Bill: Be my guest. I'll wait out here.
Jane: You're so polite!
Be no angel
Meaning: sometimes behave badly Example: He's no angel but he can't be blamed for everything that has happened.
Be there with bells on
Meaning: said in response to an invitation and meaning you will happily go.
Mom, will you come to my Christmas play at school?
Of course, I will be there with bells on.