130 Best Christmas Greetings for 2023
Last updated: November 14, 2023
These Merry Christmas greetings and messages will help you wish your family and friends a wonderful holiday season along with a fun and prosperous new year. Whether you're looking for something traditional or a touch more modern, these messages are designed to spread cheer to every corner of your friends' and family's hearts. So throw on the Christmas tunes, pour the eggnog, and get writing those Christmas greeting cards!
Want to write something meaningful on a Christmas card? On this page, you'll find festive Christmas card greetings for friends and family. Moreover, we have thoughtful Christmas messages that reflect the challenges many of us have faced over the last few years. These messages take into consideration celebrating at a distance, and amidst illness, loss, and the seasonal blues, in the hopes that they'll help you come up with the right words to bless and encourage others this holiday season.
Christmas greetings give you a chance to reach out to your wider community, making the season warm and magical. You may like to wish your special someone a heartfelt Christmas greeting, whether they live near, or many miles away. From short and sweet, to funny and festive, we hope you find the perfect Christmas greetings to wish everyone a very happy holiday season!
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Christmas Greetings for Family
Christmas is a time for giving and connecting with family near and far. These Merry Christmas greetings are perfect for wishing everyone all the best for the season and into the New Year.
May the Holidays bring happiness and joy to you and your loved ones. Merry Christmas!
May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.
May the Christmas season end your year cheerfully, as it makes way for a fresh and bright New Year. Season's Greetings to you all.
May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill. And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a very Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, and very best wishes for the New Year.
May the Christmas Season bring warmth and new opportunities for you and your beautiful family. We miss you and hope to see you in 2024.
Wishing you and your family peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming year. Merry Christmas.
Season's Greetings! Wishing you a blessed holiday season creating beautiful memories with your sweet family.
Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this Christmas and throughout the coming year.
In this loveliest of seasons may you find many reasons for laughter. Merry Christmas and lots of love from our family to yours!
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.
We've already started rocking around the Christmas tree and can't help thinking of you! Warmest wishes and a Happy New Year.
To a joyful present and a well-remembered past! We raise a Christmas glass to you all the way from [insert your location]. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a magnificent New Year.
May the miracle of Christmas fill your home with joy, happiness, and peace.
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.
Merry Christmas Greetings for Friends
Spread the Christmas spirit! The holidays are a great excuse to reach out to friends and let them know you care. Send them your best wishes for the coming year with these lovely Christmas greetings written for friends.
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!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas filled with fun and laughter, and I hope you have a fabulous New Year!
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 2024!
May this Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. And may the New Year be full of adventure!
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.
The light of the Christmas star to you,
The warmth of home and hearth to you,
The cheer and goodwill of friends to you,
The joy of a thousand angels to you,
The love of the Son,
And God's peace to you.
~ Irish Christmas Blessing
May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch at your door, and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas.
~ Irish Christmas Blessing
It wouldn't be Christmas without you. So glad to have you with me, year after year.
Funny Christmas Greetings
Love a festive funny? Here are funny Christmas greetings and quotes that work well in a card message for friends and family. Plus, we've added example messages underneath some of the funny Christmas sayings. Feel free to personalize further!
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.
"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 2024!
"Time to get into the holiday spirit... gin, vodka, whiskey..."
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!
"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 keeping our family so happy and healthy. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2024!
"A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together."
~ Garrison Keillor
I've got your back, we can do this together! Here's to a great Christmas, and all the very best for the New Year!
"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 2024!
"Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered"
~ Phyllis Diller
I'll try not to confuse these this year!
"Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip"
~ Gary Allan
Sounds like a plan! I'm looking forward to celebrating with you these Holidays.
One sure sign that you're getting older is how Santa seems to look younger each year. Cheers to another year of holiday fun!
May your eggnog be spiked with plenty of rum to get you through this holiday season. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
"One of the nice things about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with a present"
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!
Short Christmas Greetings and Texts
Keep things simple with short merry Christmas greetings that work well in a card or text message. They're a great first line of a message, and you can personalize further with your own wishes too.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Season's Greetings! And best wishes for the New Year.
Best wishes for a happy and prosperous 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 2024.
Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Wishing you a joyous Holiday season and a happy and peaceful New Year.
May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you today and throughout the 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.
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a Merry Christmas 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!
Merry Christmas Greetings for Your Co-workers and Boss
Wish your co-workers and boss all the best for the coming year, and thank them for their support during this year too. While many of the short Christmas greetings above also work well for co-workers, these messages below address the specifics of a work environment.
Wishing you a restful Holiday season and a peaceful New Year. Thank you for being such a great co-worker and office buddy!
Happy Holidays! Thank you for all your support and guidance this year. Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year.
Warmest wishes for a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Hope you enjoy a Christmas full of as much laughter as you bring to my Monday mornings.
I'm gonna miss your cheerful greetings while we're off for the holidays, but I hope you get to rest and spend time with your loved ones!
Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year! I look forward to working with you again in 2024.
Merry Christmas from all of us at [insert company name]. We hope you have a very happy Holiday and we wish you all the best for the New Year.
Congratulations on a great year, and warm wishes to you and your family throughout the holiday season.
I can't tell you what this year has meant to me. I know that I have grown a lot, and I look forward to starting the New Year with inspired energy. I hope you have an amazing holiday and look forward to all we can accomplish in the New Year.
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 a 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 Movie Quotes
Christmas is a time of traditions. One of our favorites is to crack out a festive film or two. These next greetings are inspired by Christmas movie quotes.
We're going to have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas.
~ Clark, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
God bless us, everyone!
~ Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol
Christmas is just about my favorite time. Ever since I was a little kid, I always felt like it was my own personal holiday.
~ Ernest P. Worell, Ernest Saves Christmas
Merry Christmas you filthy animal.
~ Johnny the Gangster, Home Alone 2
I planned out our whole day. First, we'll make snow angels for two hours, then we'll go ice skating, then we'll eat a whole roll of Toll House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we'll snuggle.
Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.
~ Santa Claus, The Polar Express
There's a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. For when the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen.
~ Frosty the Snowman
If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love is actually all around
~ The Prime Minister, Love Actually
Long Distance Merry Christmas Greetings
The Holiday season can be a lonely time for some. Be sure to send loved ones far and near a Christmas card filled with long-distance cheer.
Happy Holidays from afar! Your support this year, even virtually, has meant so much to me. Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year ahead.
Though you are far away, you are never far from my thoughts. Sending you warm wishes this Christmas.
The distance feels further on special occasions like this. I am looking forward to seeing you in the new year. Merry Christmas to you!
Merry Christmas! Missing you today, and every day. I hope to see you soon!
We are missing you all even more at this festive time of year. Really wish you were here - maybe we'll see you all next year?
This year, we are not together to celebrate this Christmas, but you are always in my heart. Many wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
No distance can come between two best friends. Wishing you the very best today and for the new year. Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas Greetings for your Partner
While we're rushing around organizing for the busy holiday season, it's so easy to forget those closest! Be sure to wish your love a very Merry Christmas and wish them a wonderful year ahead, with you by their side.
Merry Christmas my love. Come and kiss me under the mistletoe.
May all your Christmas wishes come true, just as mine did the day I met you. Merry Christmas!
All I want for Christmas is YOU! Wishing you a holiday that is filled with all the love and joy that you give to me all year long.
Merry Christmas to you. The festive season is much more special now that we can share it. Here's to many more joyous holidays together.
Like a glowing Christmas tree, you light up my life. Merry Christmas, love.
Thank you for all the love, wonderful times, and happiness that you have given me. Merry Christmas.
Even with a tree brimming with candy canes - nothing is as sweet as you! Happy Holidays.
Religious Christmas Greetings
Wish your loved ones a blessed Christmas. These religious Christmas greetings 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 their Christian beliefs.
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.
Faith makes all things possible,
Hope makes all things work,
Love makes all things beautiful,
May you have all three this Christmas.
May Joy be your gift at Christmas and may Faith, Hope, and Love be your treasures in the 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.
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.
Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season. Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.
May God fill your life with love, joy, and peace this Christmas and throughout the New Year.
May you feel God's presence in the candles that softly spread their glow at Christmas. 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!
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.
And here is a small collection of religious Christmas quotes and Bible verses that you could include in your Christmas greetings.
We have seen His star in the East, and have come to worship Him.
~ Matthew 2:2
And there were shepherds out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them.
~ Luke 2:8-9
O star of wonder, star of night,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
~ John Henry Hopkins Jr.
When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
~ Matthew 2:10
For they traveled by night and they slept by day, for their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
~ Pope Francis
May the beautiful lights of every holiday season remind us of Him who is the source of all light.
~ David A. Bednar
Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.
~ Phillips Brooks
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
Inspirational Merry Christmas Greetings
Include an inspirational Christmas greeting for friends or family members. Many people may need some extra encouragement over the holidays that will give them hope for the coming year. 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 you and wishing you a fresh New Year for beautiful dreams and hopeful goals.
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.
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 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!
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
~ Taylor Caldwell
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
Christmas Greetings for Difficult Times
In general, we like to keep things light-hearted at Christmas time, but we can't ignore that many of us have had a difficult few years with illness, loss of a loved one, uncertain employment, and challenging economic conditions. With that in mind, here are some Christmas greetings you could use as a starting point to write your own notes of encouragement to friends and family.
New Year? Yes please! Here's to better times ahead for us all! Wishing you a very happy Christmas and a safe and healthy 2024.
This Christmas card is packed full of virus-free hugs and kisses just for you! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and that we can see you again soon. Until then, cheers to you from afar for your good health and happiness!
May the magic of the Christmas season fill your home with joy and peace. Sending lots of love to your family, and looking forward to the day we can see you again. Take care of yourselves and stay safe.
Merry Christmas! We're so sorry you've been ill and hope you are feeling stronger and better every day. May this holiday season be a time of rest as you recover, and the New Year full of hope for better days ahead.
No matter how busy the holidays get, you remain in my thoughts. I'm deeply sorry for your loss, and I hope that you will find some comfort this Christmas among your friends and family. You aren't alone.
We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day as we remember [name] and miss him terribly. We know this Christmas season will be very difficult, and we wish we could gather around you in person to support you more. We are sending all our love from afar, and if there is anything you need, please let us know.
Sending you all our love and Merry Christmas wishes. We might be apart today, but you're always in our hearts. Take care and stay safe in these uncertain times. We miss you!
We wish you a very happy Christmas and holiday season. We know that this past year has been very difficult for you, and we pray that the coming year brings more certain times for your family. Sending all our love and good wishes for better days ahead.
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I hope you found some inspiration for your Christmas greetings and card messages!
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