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To Get in the Holiday Spirit

To Get in the Holiday Spirit – to have good feelings about the holidays 
Example 1:
Santa Claus: Merry Christmas, everyone!  

Noriko: Wow! I can’t believe
how beautiful the mall looks with all these Christmas decorations. And look
over there! It’s Santa Claus posing for pictures with the kids.

Nikki: Yes, Santa Claus is getting everyone in the holiday spirit.
Noriko: I’ve never had my picture taken with Santa before. Do you think
it would be strange if I did it now?
Nikki: Why not? Let’s get in the holiday spirit! It will be a
nice souvenir for you to take back to Japan with you.

Noriko: OK. Let’s do it!

Christmas Carolers

Example 2:

Bob: Oh, I’ve been so busy
at work. I’m just exhausted! And now, my girlfriend wants me to go to a stupid
Christmas party tonight that her company is having. I don’t want to go.

Ken: I know what you mean.
I can’t get in the holiday spirit
this year. Maybe I’ve just been working too hard.

Bob: Well, a few days of
rest and relaxation would help a lot. I’ll definitely get in the holiday spirit once my vacation starts!

Ken: Where are you going
this year?

Bob:  We are taking a ski trip to Big Bear. We’ll
definitely have a white Christmas with all that snow.

Ken: That’s enough to get anyone in the holiday spirit!

Meaning: To get in the holiday
means to become excited about  or to have good feelings about a major holiday, especially
Christmas. Someone who gets in the
holiday spirit
starts participating in all the events surrounding that
holiday like buying gifts, sending cards, and putting up decorations. This
idiom is especially useful during winter! For more information, please

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