Words to Wish You a Merry Christmas

Are you tired of the same old Christmas cards and want to discover other ways to say Merry Christmas? Do you want to create your own Christmas cards this year?

Read on because we're going to look at several different ways to wish someone a merry Christmas. We'll explore how to say Merry Christmas in your travels across the globe, as well as a few interesting colloquialisms to spice up the way you send Christmas wishes in English.

Christmas Around the World

As a blossoming linguist, are you hoping to learn how to say Merry Christmas in many different languages? Here are some examples of words to wish you a merry Christmas in other languages:

  • Afrikaans - Geseënde Kersfees!

  • Albanian - Gëzuar Krishlindjet!

  • Arabic - Eid Milad Saeid!

  • Cantonese - Sing Daan Fai Lok

  • Croatian - Sretan Božić!

  • Czech - Veselé Vánoce

  • Danish - Glaedelig Jul!

  • Dutch - Zalig Kerstfeest!

  • Estonian - Häid Jõule!

  • Farsi - کریسمس مبارک or Krismas Mobaarak!

  • French - Joyeux Noël!

  • Gaelic - Nollaig Shona Duit!

  • German - Frohe Weihnachten!

  • Greek - καλά Χριστούγεννα! or Kala Christougena!

  • Hawaiian - Mele Kalikimaka!

  • Icelandic - Gleðileg jól!

  • Italian - Buon Natale!

  • Japanese - Merii Kurisumasu!

  • Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha!

  • Mandarin Chinese - Sheng dan kuai le!

  • Polish - Wesołych Świąt!

  • Portuguese - Feliz Natal!

  • Punjabi - Karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe!

  • Romanian - Craciun Fericit!

  • Russian - Schastlivogo Rozhdestva!

  • Spanish - Feliz Navidad!

  • Thai - S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn khris̄t̒mās̄!

  • Vietnamese - Chuc Mung Giang Sinh!

Other Ways to Wish Merry Christmas

Maybe saying merry Christmas in many different languages isn't what you were looking for. Are you simply seeking out some alternative ways to say merry Christmas in English? Here are some ways to spice up your holiday messages this season:

  • Best wishes for a wonderful New Year

  • Celebrate the wonder of Christmas

  • Glad tidings to you and your loved ones

  • Happy Christmas

  • Happy Holidays

  • Here's to a happy and healthy New Year

  • Holiday Blessings

  • May all your Christmas wishes come true

  • Peace, joy and love this Christmas

  • Sending you warm winter wishes

  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

  • Wishing you Christmas cheer

Using the word "greetings," you might say:

  • Christmas Greetings

  • Festive Greetings

  • Greetings of the Season

  • Holiday Greetings

  • Season's Greetings

  • Warm Holiday Greetings

  • Warmest Greetings

  • Yuletide Greetings

To have fun, consider:

  • Get into the Christmas spirit - or wine or beer

  • Happy Festivus (from Seinfeld)

  • Happy Yule

  • Ho Ho Ho!

  • Jingle all the way

  • Keep calm and enjoy Christmas

  • Merry Everything

  • Season's Eatings

  • Sparkle and shine this Christmastime

  • There's snow-body I'd rather spend Christmas with

And since holly is a big part of Christmas, you could also say:

  • Have a holly, Jolly Christmas

  • Happy Holly-days!

Finally, feel free to kick things off by quoting a famous Christmas carol:

  • Deck the Halls!

  • Do You Hear What I Hear?

  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

  • Here Comes Santa Claus

  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

  • Jingle Bells

  • Let it Snow

  • Let There Be Peace on Earth

  • O, Come All Ye Faithful

  • O, Holy Night

  • 'Tis the Season

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas

Whether you're crafting homemade holiday cards or looking to spruce up your classroom this season, we hope these words to wish you a merry Christmas have left you merry and bright.

Are you a classroom teacher or parent looking to engage your little ones in the joy of the holiday while boosting their vocabulary? Consider this article on Christmas word scrambles. It not only offers word scramble printables, but five other activities full of seasonal delight, including holiday-themed Mad Libs, Charades, Bingo, and more.

Here's YourDictionary wishing you a magical season full of glad tidings!

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