1. (loan) (verb) to have Christmas, spend Christmas.
Tētahi kupu nui ki a ia, nā ngā tāngata o Waimamaku, i tae mai ki te hui; pēnei, me Kirihimete ia ki Waimamaku ā tēnei tau 1909 (TP 8/1909:11). / An important message to him from the people of Waimamaku who came to the meeting, was that he should spend Christmas at Waimamaku this year in 1909.
1. (loan) (noun) Merry Christmas.
…otiia ki tāku titiro, ko te kīnakinakitanga o ngā mahi i pēnā me tētahi Mere Kirihimete paramu purini, ā, ka āpiti atu hoki te Hapi Nuia hei whakakoa i ngā ngākau (TP 12/1904:8). / …but the way I saw it, the embellishment of the activities was like a Merry Christmas plum pudding, with a Happy New Year added to gladden the heart.