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Ultimately drawn to the traditional Christmas (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

noel

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Here is my best explanation:

'christmas' is the definition.
('Noel' can be a synonym of 'christmas')

'ultimately drawn to the traditional' is the wordplay.
'ultimately' suggests the final letters.
The last letters of 'drawn to the traditional' are 'NOEL'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for noel that I've seen before include "Girl - boy - Christmas", "namely 4 [COWARD]", "Coward for one", "Xmas refrain", "Christmas; man's name", "A lone Christmas in France", "Season around the 25th December", "Christmas, in cards", "Another word for 7 Across" and "Religious festival".)

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