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150 Merry Christmas Wishes & Messages 2019

Fabulous Merry Christmas wishes for your friends and family, making it easy for you to spread Christmas cheer this holiday season!

On this page you'll find Merry Christmas wishes for your friends, family members, co-workers, and your boss. From short and sweet, to funny and festive, we hope you find the perfect Christmas wishes for your holiday cards. Scroll down the page to read them all or use these links to find a particular section.

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Last updated: 20 September 2019

Merry Christmas Wishes for Family

Christmas is the time for connecting with family near and far, and these Merry Christmas wishes will help you spread the Christmas cheer this holiday season.

May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

May the Christmas Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your adorable family. We miss you and hope to see you in 2020.

In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for happiness. Merry Christmas and lots of love from our family to yours!

May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow for your lovely family, just as our childhood memories of Holidays past are such happy recollections now. Wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness. Merry Christmas!

May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill. And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

They say the best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas surrounded by your precious family, and many blessings for the coming year.

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always.

Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

To a joyful present and a well remembered past! We raise a glass to you this Christmas all the way from [insert your location]. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a magnificent New Year.

May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

There's nothing like a well-lit Christmas tree to remind me of all the fun we had together as children. Wishing you a holiday season as full of wonder as when we were young! Merry Christmas.

You always made Christmas a special time for me. Now, I hope you can feel my love and gratitude from far away. Sending you my warmest wishes and blessings.

May the miracle of Christmas bring you joy and happiness. I wish you contentment and peace among you and your family. With Love, [your name]

We're so grateful that you could be here to celebrate the holidays with us and share in our good cheer! May our hopeful wishes follow you home and warm you through the New Year.

Now that the kids are out of the house, you can rest easy for Christmas! Wishing you a relaxing and stress free holiday.

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Merry Christmas Wishes for Friends

Christmas time is a great excuse to reach out to friends and let them know you care about them. Send them best wishes for the coming year with these lovely Merry Christmas wishes for friends.

They say that friends are the family you choose. I'm so glad to get to spend some time with my chosen family this holiday season.

I always feel like a kid again when Christmas comes around. You know what that means... Let's get up to some holiday mischief!

Cookies and cakes and spices and cocoa... When it starts to smell like Christmas, it's hard not to get into the spirit. Here's a little something to spread Christmas cheer around your home.

As lovely as the holidays can be, they can also make people feel down and stressed. I know this can be a difficult time of year, and I want you to know that you're not alone. I'm sending you my warmest seasons greetings and lots of love.

It wouldn't be Christmas without you. So glad to have you with me, year after year.

Wishing you Holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a fabulous New Year! I can't wait to celebrate NYE with you!

They say "It's all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list..." Let's hope he wasn't paying close attention to us this year! Thanks for being such a great friend, it's been fun spending time with you over the year. Here's to a fabulous 2020!

Me: "I want a magical Unicorn for Christmas"
Santa: "Be realistic"
Me: "Okay. I want 5 minutes to myself each day to drink my coffee hot and pee in peace."
Santa: "What color Unicorn would you like?"
This made me think of us! Thank you for being such a great friend and support this year. Wishing you more sleep and time for yourself in the coming year. Happy Holidays!

Christmas is extra special when you spend it with people you care about, and I'm so lucky I get to spend it with you! Thank you for welcoming us into your home these holidays and making us feel so special. Merry Christmas!

May this Christmas bring you much joy and happiness, and may your New Year be merry and bright. Thanks for being such a great friend!

Hooray, it's the holidays! I hope you have a great Christmas, and I can't wait to celebrate the New Year with you!

May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. And may the New Year be full of adventure and fun! You deserve it!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Season creating special memories with your beautiful family. With lots of love from the [insert family name].

Wishing you happy holidays and a wonderful New Year. Best wishes from the [insert your family name].

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this Christmas and throughout 2020. With love from the [insert family name].

Merry Christmas! And best wishes for a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year. Love from the [insert family name].

The gift of love.
The gift of peace.
The gift of happiness.
May all these be yours at Christmas.

Warmest wishes for a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thanks for being such a great friend.

Wishing you a fun-filled holiday season and best wishes for a Happy New Year!

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Funny Merry Christmas Wishes

Here are some funny Merry Christmas wishes that will work well in a greeting card along with a funny message from you. I've added an example message you could write underneath each funny Christmas saying.

One sure sign that you're getting older is how Santa seems to look younger each year. Cheers to another year of holiday fun!

"One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present." ~ Unknown
Don't think of it as me bribing you, think of it as spreading Christmas cheer!

Don we now our ugly sweaters...
Let's party! Merry Christmas!

"You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights." ~ Maya Angelou
However tangled the lights are this year, I know you'll handle it with aplomb. Merry Christmas!

May your eggnog be spiked with plenty of rum to get you through this holiday season. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

"The 3 stages of man: He believes in Santa Claus. He doesn't believe in Santa Claus. He is Santa Claus."
Congratulations on finally making it to stage 3! Merry Christmas ol' man.

"It's all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list."
Let's hope he wasn't paying close attention to us this year! Thanks for being such a great friend, it's been fun spending time with you over the year. Here's to a fabulous 2020!

Me: "I want a magical Unicorn for Christmas"
Santa: "Be realistic"
Me: "Okay. I want 5 minutes to myself each day to drink my coffee hot and pee in peace."
Santa: "What color Unicorn would you like?"
This made me think of us! Thank you for being such a great friend and support this year. Wishing you more sleep and time for yourself in the coming year. Happy Holidays!

"Three Wise WOMEN would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, bought practical gifts, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and there would be peace on earth!"
To my very wise and amazing [wife/mother], what would we do without you? Thank you for taking care of us every day and all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, negotiating, cuddles, and stories you do every day to keep our family so happy and healthy. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2020!

Christmas (noun). The only time of the year in which one can sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of socks.

"I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. But if the White runs out I'll drink the Red!"
Looking forward to celebrating with you over the Holiday season. Cheers to a fabulous 2020!

"Time to get into the holiday spirit... gin, vodka, whisky..."
Looking forward to celebrating with you over the holidays. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

I hope you love the present you told me to buy for you. Merry Christmas!

Please note: Christmas is canceled! Apparently YOU told Santa that you've been GOOD this year... he died laughing!

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Short Merry Christmas Wishes

Here are some short Merry Christmas wishes that work well in a Christmas greeting card.

Wishing you a lovely Christmas season and a Happy New Year!

Cheers to warm holiday memories!

May the closeness of your loved ones, family, and friends fill your heart with joy.

May your Christmas shine brightly with joy and goodwill!

I hope your holiday celebrations are full of lots of fun, surprises, and magic!

Season's Greetings! And best wishes for the New Year.

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Merry Christmas! And best wishes for 2020.

Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Wishing you a joyous Holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Best wishes for the Holidays, and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.

Merry Christmas! With many good wishes for the holiday season and the coming year.

May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you today and throughout the New Year.

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Here are several variations for how you can wish someone a very Merry Christmas. They're great if you're looking for alternative ways to sign off a Christmas card message.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

Season's Greetings!

Happy New Year!

Happy Christmas!

Best wishes for the Holidays!

Have a magical Holiday season!


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Merry Christmas Love Messages

Christmas is a lovely time for romance and cuddles in front of a warm fire. Set the mood with one of these romantic Merry Christmas wishes for lovers, perfect for writing in a card or text message to your special someone.

Meet me under the mistletoe. I'll be there with bells on.

I've been waiting all year to spend Christmas with you! Now that it's here, I can't think of any gift I'd want any more than this. Merry Christmas, my love!

Come down the chimney! I have a special Christmas present for you.

My love for you shines brighter than the lights on the tree. Merry Christmas!

I can't think of any other way I would want to spend Christmas than staying warm with you.

If I could package my heart and send it to you for Christmas, I would. Since I can't, this card will have to do.

You're the best Christmas present a [gal/guy] can get!

Seeing you takes all the stress out of the Christmas season. Thanks for filling my holidays with joy and love.

We may not be able to celebrate Christmas together this year, but just remember that you are always in my thoughts. With love from the bottom of my heart.

Being with you for Christmas makes me feel like a child again. Except, instead of anticipating my presents, I'm looking forward to our kisses.


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Inspirational Merry Christmas Wishes

Beautiful and inspirational Merry Christmas wishes and quotes to wish friends and family all the best for the festive season and the coming year.

"What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal and that every path may lead to peace."
~ Agnes M. Pharo

"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone."~ Charles M. Schulz
As we give a little of ourselves throughout the Christmas season, we embrace the true joy that the holidays bring.

"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." ~ Washington Irving
Thank you for graciously hosting us this Christmas season. May the rest of your year remain merry and bright.

The holidays are the best time of year to reach out to our loved ones with greetings and warm wishes. This Christmas season, I'm thinking of your and wishing you a fresh New Year for beautiful dreams and hopeful goals.

Christmas is a time of year for remembrance. We take stock of where we came from, and have a moment to think about where we are going, as we pursue the future with hope.

On this Christmas Day, may you get everything you you want and need to fill your home and life with peace and bliss. Wishing you a promising New Year!

A true Christmas elf passes on to everyone in their life feelings of love, hope, and joy. Spread the infectious message of Christmastime love and care!

May this Christmas season melt away your sadness and offer the consolation and peace that you need. Soon, you'll be able to walk into the New Year with purpose and joy.

The spirit of Christmas is bright and magical. When you start to feel it, it will enchant you with hope and wonder that lasts beyond the holiday season.

May you have the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the gladness of Christmas which is Hope, and the heart of Christmas which is Love.


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Merry Christmas Wishes Text Messages

Short Merry Christmas wishes text messages you can send to friends and family at Christmas and over the holiday season.

Merry Christmas! Tell [name of family members] to have a wonderful holiday!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Lots of love.

Happy Holidays! Hope your Christmas isn't a chore. Enjoy some relaxation time!

Wishing you a Happy Christmas with your loved ones.

We may not be together for Christmas, but I'm with you in spirit. Merry Christmas, I miss you.

Happy Holidays and see you in the new year!

Merry Christmas! Let's find some time to meet for cider before the holidays end.

Thinking of you this winter season, hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Happy Holiday, from our family to yours.

Wishing you happiness and good health this Christmastime.

A little more sparkle, a little less stress. This Christmas, I wish you the very best.

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Merry Christmas Wishes for your Colleagues and Boss

The Holiday season is a lovely time to wish your colleagues and boss all the best for the coming year, and to thank them for anything from the current year. These messages are a starting point, and you could personalize them further, such as to thank a co-worker for their support during a large project at work or similar.

Many of the Short Christmas Wishes also work well for colleagues.

Enjoy your time off and see you in the new year.

You've been working so hard this holiday season, and it's really paying off. Hang in there and enjoy some Christmas magic on me!

Congratulations on a great year, and warm wishes to you and your family throughout the holiday season.

May your heart and home be filled with all of the joys the festive season brings. Here is a toast to a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!

I appreciate your leadership and support throughout this past year. I'm hoping you get the opportunity to relax and spend time with your loved ones during the holidays.

Merry Christmas! And best wishes for a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year.

May the holiday season end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Merry Christmas!

Warmest wishes for a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Best wishes for the Holidays, and for health and happiness throughout the coming year.

Wishing you a joyous Holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year!

Merry Christmas from all of us at [insert company name]. We hope you have a very happy Holidays and we wish you all the best for the New Year.


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Religious Merry Christmas Wishes

These religious Merry Christmas wishes make reference to God, Jesus, and the first Christmas. They are a lovely way to wish your religious friends and family a Merry Christmas by acknowledging Christian Christmas beliefs.

"Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both." ~ Phillips Brooks
It's not what you get, it's what you give. Thank you for being an amazing example of charity and faith.

"Like God, Christmas is timeless and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. It is something even more than what happened that night in starlit little Bethlehem; it has been behind the stars forever. There was Christmas in the heart of God before the world was formed."
~ Roy Rogers

"Advent helps us remember that light shines in the darkness and we reflect it." ~ Greg Richardson
May your light shine bright this Christmas season, as we reflect the message of Christmas.

On this beautiful Christmas day, surrounded by our friends and loved ones, let us remember the true meaning of Christmas, as we share God's love for creation.

Tis the season for giving, charity, respect for all God's creations, and bringing peace to our Earth.

May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives. Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

May God fill your life with love, joy, and peace this Christmas and throughout the New Year.

God gave His greatest gift to us on that first Christmas Day and may the wonder of it always guide and light your way. Merry Christmas!

May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope, and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.

May Joy be your gift at Christmas and may Faith, Hope, and Love be your treasures in the New Year.

May you feel God's presence in the candles that softly spread their glow at Christmas and may you experience the wonder of His abiding love, as He guides you, through each day of the coming year. May God's Blessings be with you at Christmas and New Year!

Faith makes all things possible,
Hope makes all things work,
Love makes all things beautiful,
May you have all the three for this Christmas.
Merry Christmas!

Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season. Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.

A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you!

Merry Christmas! May God bless you richly throughout this holiday season.

The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence. May you have the gift of faith this Christmas and many blessings throughout the New Year.

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Merry Christmas Wishes Quotes & Sayings

Beautiful, inspirational, and funny Merry Christmas quotes and sayings that you can use as part of a greeting card message to capture the holiday spirit.

"For children, Christmas is anticipation. For adults, Christmas is memory."
~ Eric Sevareid

"There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas."
~ Charles Dickens

"Christmas is a box of tree ornaments that have become part of the family."
~ Charles M. Schulz

"This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone."
~ Taylor Caldwell

"Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words."
~ Harlan Miller

"At its best, Christmas is a mirror in which we see reflected the very best life can be. Where we see ourselves moved by generosity, inspired by hope and uplifted by love, not only for ourselves but for the whole evolving universe."
~ Bruce Sanguin

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly."
~ Andy Rooney

"We expect too much at Christmas. It's got to be magical. It's got to go right. Feasting. Fun. The perfect present. All that anticipation. Take it easy. Love's the thing. The rest is tinsel."
~ Pam Brown

"There's a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. When the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen."
~ Frosty the Snowman

"I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play. And wild and sweet, the words repeat, of peace on earth, goodwill to men!"
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Merry Christmas Wishes Images

Beautiful and festive Merry Christmas wishes images to help share the magic of the season with others. For more, see our full Merry Christmas wishes images collection.

Be Merry and Bright


Merry Christmas image: Santa is On His Way


Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!


Wishing you and your family peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year. Merry Christmas.


May the Holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.


Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.


For they traveled by night and they slept by day, for their guide was a beautiful wonderful star.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
~ Luke 2:14


Merry Shine Bright


Noel


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Happy New Year! May it be full of joy and good times.
Happy New Year - I wish you well,
What things may come no-one can tell.
Yet blessings surely can be found,
I hope that plenty come around!
Best wishes for a bright and promising New Year 2019! Hope it is the best year ever for you filled with everything that makes you happy and keeps you safe.
I can't believe another year has come and gone! May your New Year continue to be bright long after the celebration has ended!
Wishing that today is just the beginning of a year filled with laughter and memories, special friends and many happy moments cherished together.
New Year congratulations! Hope your celebration bubbles with happiness!
Wishing you all the best for the coming year, with love and positive thoughts.

I wish you the strength to keep your resolutions, so that all your wishes may come true. Happy New Year!
A Happy New Year to you and yours,
May bounteous riches reach your shores!
As 2018 comes to an end it's a time for reflection and rest. I want to wish you all the best for yourselves and your families at this time of festivities.
May your coming year be filled with magic, dreams and good madness. Surprise yourself! :)
New year do all things with love, believe in yourself, take risks to start something new and have fun!
By candle light and twinkling star here,
I wish you a wonderful and Happy New Year!

May the New Year bring you brighter days with hope for peaceful tomorrows. You are in my prayers, as always.

New Year messages for business partners, coworkers and colleagues

As this year ends, we thank you for your continued support in 2018, and extend to you our wishes for a bright, happy and prosperous New Year 2019.
May the New Year bring you new opportunities and may you rise to new heights.
Be thankful for the prior year and hopeful about the next. Wishing you much prosperity, good health and good luck!
Enjoy the countdown to a new year filled with new plans, new opportunities, and new memories!
At this time, we would like to extend our appreciation for your business and offer you best wishes for a prosperous New Year.
May the sky be the limit for your success this New Year!
It's a time of reflection and looking forward to new possibilities. Happy New Year to you and your family!
Wow! What a Year! Thanks for being a part of our team. It's people like you who make this place fantastic, and we're very happy to have you here.

My wish for you: stop wishing - start doing! Good things are going to happen! :)
A new year, a fresh start and infinite possibilities. Hope you have a wonderful year ahead!

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I have a feeling it's going to be a great year! Let's begin to plan new beginnings with renewed hope in the countless possibilities of the future.
Remember where you have been consider where you are going but don't forget to enjoy where you are! From our home to yours, Happy New Year 2018!
Wishing you an abundance of good fortune, joy and prosperity for the year of the Earth Dog!
Looking ahead to the coming year, I wish you all the best that life has to offer.
Many thanks for a wonderful friendship throughout the year just ending! Sending you my warmest wishes for every possible happiness in the year to come.
Sending this message across the miles,
And wish you lots of love, joy and smiles!

I can't think of a better way to spend another New Year than with the love of my life. Wishing you all the best in the year to come!
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. May God make your year a happy one not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain, but by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes. Happy New Year!
Play a little, rest a lot,
And enjoy what you have got!
Wishing you a New Year filled with friendship and fun!
Hope your Holidays are happy days! May your New Year be wrapped in joy and filled with love!
Now that year is finally done,
Let's have a new and happier one!
Wishing you and your loved ones only the best for health and good fortune in this new start of a brand New Year!

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What to write in a New Year card

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The German expression, "Frohes neues Jahr" literally translates to "Happy New Year." It is widely used in German-speaking countries, particularly in the northern and western states of Germany. Indeed, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are big holidays in Germany, with events ranging from fireworks to "Rummelpottlauf," where children (or adults) go from house to house singing silly songs and begging for sweets (or schnapps), to parties as well as special drinks and foods.

But if you have family or friends in Germany or German-speaking countries to whom you want to send New Year's greetings, you may find yourself struggling to find the right words. Sending such greetings can be challenging, especially if you want to get creative.

Creative New Year's Wishes

You may find yourself writing a card or even an email to a German friend or family member with New Year's wishes. But you likely want to avoid writing the same New Year's well-wishes year after year. Try some of the following more poetic and creative ways of wishing a happy New Year to a friend or loved one. In order to make the English greetings flow, some of the translations are not literal.

To your question of What's the best way to wish someone Happy New Year? I would say - Call that person you want to wish. In today's age, even we expect to.

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Do you have French friends and family whom you want to greet this holiday season? Or do you simply want to know how to say Merry Christmas and a happy new year in French?

Here in this article, let’s look at the different ways you can wish someone a happy holidays in French. From the most common to the more complicated ones, let’s check it out below.

How to say Merry Christmas in French

How to say happy holidays in French

Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année ! - Happy Holidays!

“Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année !” literally means, a good end of year celebrations.  Fêtes de fin d'année covers Christmas, New Year, and all the activities that come with it. But you can also use this greeting with people who don’t celebrate Christmas.

If you don’t want to risk alienating someone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas for whatever reason--religious or otherwise--this is the right way to greet them.

This greeting can be used whether in formal or informal scenarios. You can also use it to end your emails before going off to enjoy the holiday season!

Here are a few other ways to say happy holidays in French

  • Bonnes Fêtes !
  • Joyeuses Fêtes !
  • Bonnes et Heureuses Fêtes!

How to greet someone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in French

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année ! - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This simple phrase works for both formal and informal use. Say it to friends and family or with business associates, people on the street, or with the shopkeeper--basically, with everyone.

See also:54 French Vocabulary and Expressions for the Holiday Season

How to say “season’s greetings” in French

Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année de la part de… - Season's greetings from…

Want a simple greeting for your Christmas cards? Simply say, “Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année de la part de…”

You can affix it on your gift cards and can be used both formally or informally.

How to say happy new year in French

Bonne Année ! - Happy New Year!

When you greet someone for Le Nouvel An (the new year), you can simply say, “Bonne Année !“

Meilleurs Voeux ! – A greeting that works all year round

Tired of memorizing different greetings for different occasions? Well, you could just simply memorize one, and that is “Meilleurs Voeux ! “ or “best wishes!”

“Meilleurs Voeux ! “ may be used year-round for different kinds of greetings, such as:

  • To greet someone who recently had a new baby
  • To wish someone the best on his new job
  • To greet a newlywed couple
  • To say “get well soon” to a sick friend
  • A lot more

When December comes, “Meilleurs Voeux ! “ becomes “Season’s greetings” and may be used in greeting cards, emails, and elsewhere. See how versatile it is?

If you want to be more specific with your greeting, you can say, “Meilleurs voeux pour la nouvelle année” or best wishes for the coming year.

You can be even more specific and say, or “best wishes for the year 2019”!You can be even more specific and say, or “best wishes for the year 2019”!
“Meilleurs voeux pour l’année 2019”

When December comes, “Meilleurs Voeux !“ becomes “Season’s greetings” and may be used in greeting cards, emails, and elsewhere. See how versatile it is?


If you want to be more specific with your greeting, you can say, “Meilleurs voeux pour la nouvelle année” or best wishes for the coming year.


“Meilleurs voeux pour l’année 2019”

Other ways to greet Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in French

Vœux de Bonheur pour un Joyeux Noël

This is a more advanced Christmas greeting that you can use in cards or holiday messages. It means, “happy wishes for a merry Christmas”. Sounds kinda fancy, doesn’t it?

Je vous souhaite d’excellentes fêtes, et bonne année

Here’s another fancy greeting to step up your Christmas card game. This greeting means: I wish you an excellent holiday season and a happy new year.

Passez un Joyeux Noël en famille

Christmas is often spent with family, so this greeting would sound more specific and authentic. It means “have a happy Christmas with your family” or somewhere along the lines of “enjoy Christmas with your family”.

Bonne année et bonne santé

This greeting means, “happy new year and good health!” You can use this to wish someone not just a happy incoming year, but also offer well wishes to his or her health.

Que l’année 2019 vous procure bonheur, santé et prospérité

This one is even more specific than the previous one. To wish someone happiness, good health, and prosperity, this is the perfect thing to say.

Conclusion

There’s a special kind of magic in the air when the end of the year approaches. To make the season even more special, you need the perfect greetings to say to your loved ones. I hope the greetings listed in this article will help you.

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Joyeux Noël ! - Merry Christmas!

Just like its English counterpart, Joyeux Noël is the common way to greet someone a Merry Christmas in French. Use it with everyone in your life!

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