Merriest Christmases or Christmas’s?
I received this question recently on our Facebook page:
Merriest of Christmases? Or, Merriest of Christmas’s? I’m thinking Christmases…
Here’s my answer:
The rule is simple: never use apostrophe-s to create a plural (Okay, the exception is with letters and abbreviations that would be confusing without one: p’s and q’s, ABC’s). Apostrophes are for contractions (e.g., isn’t, we’re, don’t) and possessive nouns (e.g., Bob’s cousin, our nation’s flag, Santa’s list).
Since Christmases is simply plural here, and not possessive, just add -es: Christmases.
And may all your Christmases be white!
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