10 Christmas Greetings

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Today we have a Christmas twist to our 10 Words feature. 

For those of you who are unfamiliar with our blog, every few weeks we choose a word and share 10 other words you could use in its place. 

Today, instead of choosing a word, we have put together a list of different Christmas greetings. Some of these are spoken, while others you are more likely to encounter written down. We’ve also included some foreign-language Christmas greetings that are widely used by English speakers. 

Whether you’re learning English or just looking to expand your vocabulary, this post will give you some variety when it comes to sharing the Christmas spirit. 

  1. Merry Christmas a common Christmas greeting, popular in British and American English.
  2. Happy Christmas ­ – a common British English Christmas greeting 
  3. Yuletide Greetings! a formal way of greeting someone at Christmas that's more likely to be written than spoken. Yule is an archaic word for Christmas – learn more about it here. 
  4. Season’s Greetings! a formal way of greeting someone during the Winter holiday season, more likely to be written down than spoken
  5. Happy Holidays! ­­– a greeting for the Winter season
  6. Have a wonderful holiday! a seasonal greeting, often used when saying goodbye to schoolmates or colleagues on the last day of work before the holiday period
  7. Joyeux Noel!a French Christmas greeting
  8. Feliz Navidad! a Spanish Christmas greeting 
  9. Happy New Year! a common greeting to acknowledge the new year  
  10. Bah Humbug!a quote from A Christmas Carol used to acknowledge that you don't enjoy the Christmas season 

Do you celebrate Christmas? How to you share Christmas greetings in your language? Let us know in the comments! 

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16 Dec 2019
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