Tis the season to be merry.


Senior Member
Could you tell me what 'tis the season to be merry' means? What is 'tis'?

"Tis the season to be merry. That’s true for most of the world’s Christians as they celebrate the holiest day of their year today ..."

Thank you.
  • panjandrum

    Occasional Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    'Tis = It is

    The sentence in bold in your post is part of a Christmas Carol

    Deck the hall with boughs of holly,falalalalalalalala.
    'Tis the season to be jolly, falalalalalalalala.
    Fill the mead cup, drain the barrel, falalalalalalalala.
    Troll the ancient Christmas carol, falalalalalalalala.
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