70 Best Merry Christmas Wishes for Friends

Last updated: October 24, 2023

Looking for the perfect Christmas wishes for friends? Discover a variety of fun and festive messages right here! Whether you need a short holiday text message, a longer heartfelt Christmas wish, a thoughtful message to reach out to a friend you haven't seen in a long time, or something humorous, you'll find a message to suit every need.

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The Christmas holidays are a time for connection and reaching out with festive greetings to your friends as you enjoy the best of the wintry season together. But for many, this is also the busiest time of year. Between the family gatherings, end-of-the-year crunch, and pepperminty holiday events, sometimes the most you can do is send a warm holiday wish to your friends with a promise to catch up after the Christmas rush.

In the festive flurry, crafting the right message can sometimes be overwhelming. Fear not! We've sorted our wishes into clear themes to help you pinpoint the perfect sentiment in no time.

Jump to a section with the links below, or scroll down to see our full collection of Christmas wishes for friends.

Short & Sweet | Funny | Heartfelt & Meaningful | Distance & Hard Times | To Boyfriend/Girlfriend | Religious | Quotes

Short & Sweet Christmas Texts for Friends

Make your friends feel like part of the family and let them know that you're thinking of them on this special day with a quick Christmas text message.

Sending you lots of warmth and cheer this holiday season!

It's officially the holiday season, so let the madness begin! Merry Christmas, friend. Have a Happy New Year, too, and I'll see you on the other side.

Merry Christmas, buddy! Raising a glass and wishing for all your hopes to come true this year!

Wishing you a holiday full of love, prosperity, and the making of many happy memories.

Warm wishes and holiday hugs coming your way! Merry Christmas!

I treasure spending Christmas with you. I'm so excited to join you for the holiday. Thanks for the invitation and I can't wait!

Get ready! We're about to have the bombest, coolest, best Christmas party ever. Even Santa will want to hang out with us, and forget about all those other people he has to visit over the night!

Wishing a happy and healthy Christmas to you and your family. Let's get coffee once after the holidays and catch up.

Forget the presents, all I need in my life is you. Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to the only person in this world who just gets me. You know my vibes, my likes and my dislikes, and you do it all with such infinite cool. Can't wait until we make this holiday ours!

Merry Christmas! I'm stocked with leftovers from this holiday feast, and you better come to my place ready to eat! Love you!

May you enjoy a holiday full of laughter and love.

Hope your Christmas is fun! Make sure to send pictures. I miss seeing you and your wonderful family.

Merry Christmas to the person who makes every day feel like a special holiday just for me. What have I done to deserve you in my life?

Make sure to look out the window tonight and make a wish on the magical Christmas stars. I hope it all comes true for you. Merry Christmas!

Cheers to festive vibes and good company! Merry Christmas!

christmas wishes for friends forget the presents all i need in my life is you

Funny Christmas Wishes for Friends

Christmas isn't just about the twinkling lights, the festive meals, or the shiny presents under the tree - it's also about sharing a good laugh with dear friends! Whether you're donning your quirkiest Christmas sweater or attempting to set up lights without a tangle, here are some ideas for adding a touch of comedy to your Christmas wishes for friends.

May your Christmas cookies always outnumber your New Year's resolutions.

Heard you've been naughty. So, here's the plan: I distract Santa, and you grab the presents!

May your Christmas spirit shine brighter than your neighbor's over-the-top light display!

Wishing you a Christmas that's merry, bright, and not tangled like last year's lights.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a year without getting 'Last Christmas' stuck in your head! (Oops, too late)

Here's to a white Christmas, but if the white runs out, we'll move on to a bottle of red!

Wishing you all the festive joy, minus the morning-after feeling from too much eggnog.

Here's to silent nights... or at least quiet mornings after late Christmas parties.

A Christmas blessing from me to you: May all your online orders arrive on time and in the right size!

Wishing you a full belly and an empty to-do list this Christmas.

Wishing you a Christmas that looks like a magazine cover, even if it's just for the 10 minutes before the family arrives!

christmas wishes for friends if the white runs out we'll move on to the red

Heartfelt and Meaningful Christmas Wishes for Friends

These meaningful and loving Merry Christmas messages are for those friends who somehow make every day better. Share the warmth and magic of the holidays with your loved ones and those dear friends who you couldn't live without.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday with your beautiful family. Treasure the memories.

On this occasion of warmth and light and all things beautiful and bright, I wish you love and peace! May the season of miracles bring everything that you need, as well as a little of what you want. Merry Christmas, dear friend!

So many of my favorite Christmas memories are those that I have shared with you. Listening to Christmas music together, decorating, and making cocoa. I hope your holiday is off to a beautiful start this year.

We're already like siblings, so why don't we share the holidays? Being around you makes everything bigger, bolder, brighter, and all the holiday miracles more fun. Hoping to see you this Christmas.

I know we don't always say it, but I love you, buddy. Knowing you is one of the highlights of my life. Anyway, sorry about getting sentimental on you, and I hope that you have an incredible holiday.

I don't care what's under the tree. All I care about is who's around it. I'm grateful for this holiday that allows me to spend time with all the people I care about.

One of the most important parts of the Christmas season is the opportunity to tell everyone how much they mean to me. You're such an important part of my world. You've been there for me through the good and bad times. I adore you and hope your Christmas is turning out to be marvelous.

It's been a busy season, and I've often felt exhausted. But you've been such an incredible friend. You're always there to help, and have offered me a shoulder to lean on when I needed it. Know that you're cherished and that I'm raising a glass to you. May you have a relaxing Christmas full of love and joy.

May beauty, love, and joy visit your home this Christmas holiday. I hope you enjoy some rest, as well. You've earned it.

christmas wishes for friends i don't care what's under the tree all i care about is who's around it

Merry Christmas Messages for Distant Friends or Hard Times

Sometimes, the most important holiday greetings are for those friends who are far away. Furthermore, the holidays can be a difficult time for many of our loved ones, particularly when it comes to work stress, mental health issues, and difficult familial circumstances. These messages care for and check in on distant friends and those who might be having a hard time during the holidays.

The year's almost over, and even though I know it's been a tough one, I hope you find some joy in the beauty during the holidays. Sending all my hopes that an easier year is on the horizon for you.

I've heard you're feeling a little ho-hum and even a little bah-humbug this holiday season. That's understandable, friend. The holidays aren't any easy time, but always know that you are treasured. I wish for you that you find some moments to bring you joy even in the gloom.

Merry Christmas! I wish we could spend it together; it just won't be the same without you. Wherever you are this year, I hope you enjoy your celebrations!

Though we can't rock around the Christmas tree together this year, you better believe I'm going to deck the halls like crazy in your honor. Miss you!

Thinking of you today. May all your troubles pass and may peace and happiness come your way. You're so dear to me, and I will see you when I can. Sending you strength and love.

It breaks my heart that I won't be able to see you this Christmas. Just know that I'm with you in spirit, ooh-ing and ahh-ing about every present you open. Sending big hugs and looking forward to calling you later.

Merry Christmas, you scrooge. And bah-humbug to you too! You better not be glooming all on your own when you could be having some fun. Treat yourself to a little Christmas cheer okay, and know that I care about you.

I know you have troubled associations with Christmas, and that's okay. After all, the most important part of the holidays is being able to spend them with people you love. You are surrounded by people who love and care about you, myself included. Just think of that if you're feeling blue.

Don't let the holiday rush get you down. Everybody's simply trying to make this day as special as possible so that they can make wonderful memories with each other. The best thing you can do is be your incredible self this Christmas! Happy holidays, dear one.

I know the holidays are hard for you and just want to reach out that if you ever need someone to spend them with, my house is always open to you. I hope you find peace and warmth this winter. My heart is with you now and always.

christmas wishes for friends merry christmas you scrooge and bah humbug to you too

Romantic Christmas Wishes for a Boyfriend or Girlfriend

Nothing compares to being able to spend a cozy Christmas with the one you love. These romantic Christmas messages pave the way to making beautiful memories with your loved one, while you keep each other warm this holiday season.

The Christmas season is finally here! All year, I've been looking forward to sharing this holiday with you. Let us drink and be merry, my dear, as we fill the halls with laughter and cheer.

Wish we could be together this Christmas, but I hope you have a wonderful time with your family. We'll create our own special moments when you return.

A very Merry Christmas to the best gift of them all. You're the reason I look forward to Christmas brunch. Just being with you and sharing these moments is what makes the holiday special for me.

Merry Christmas to my handsome, sweet, thoughtful, friendly, and endlessly charming soulmate. I can't wait until you see what I got you.

Merry Christmas, beautiful. Nothing I could receive today is as good as having you in my life every day. Let's make memories to last all our lives.

Get ready for the best Christmas of your life. I've been waiting all year to celebrate this with you.

Hey gorgeous, let's find a chance to sneak away during the family Christmas party, I have a few gifts that are just for your eyes alone.

Let's not wait for the mistletoe, you can give me a Christmas kiss whenever you want.

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Religious Merry Christmas Messages for Friends

For Christians, Christmas remains a time to celebrate the birth of the savior. Religious Christmas wishes are a meaningful way to share love and faith with friends and family.

May the Lord bless you with peace and joy, and may he fill your household with warmth and love this Christmas. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season and a year full of His grace.

On the day commemorating His birth, may the light of the Lord shine brightly upon you. I count myself blessed to have such an incredible friend like you in my life. I hope you and your family enjoy happiness and good health this winter.

On this holy day, know that you're in my heart. I pray that you have all the best in this season, and that you enjoy the beauty, warmth, and charitable spirit of Christmas.

Merry Christmas and may God bless you with everything you could wish for throughout the year.

Many blessings to you this holiday season. May the joy and prosperity of God's love find you wherever you go.

It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.
~ Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that's set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God's gift of the Christ child.
~ Amy Grant

Bless us, Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
~ Helen Steiner Rice

Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.
~ Phillips Brooks

christmas wishes for friends it's christmas every time you let god love others through you mother teresa

Christmas Quotes for Friends

Sending a lovely Christmas quote to a friend is another way of celebrating the holiday. We've collected some favorite quotes about Christmas celebrations that make us laugh while also reminding us of the beauty and majesty of this time of year. Whether added to a Christmas card or shared on social media, these words can resonate with friends near and far.

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
~ Dale Evans Rogers

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

Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.
~ Gladys Taber

Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.
~ Dr. Seuss

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
~ Garrison Keillor

Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people once a year.
~ Victor Borge

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
~ Peg Bracken

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.
~ Washington Irving

Don't let the past steal the present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
~ Taylor Caldwell

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

christmas wishes for friends christmas is compulsory like a thunderstorm and we all go through it together

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