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: 17 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 cancelled! 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.

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Be Merry and Bright


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Merry Christmas image: Santa is On His Way


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Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!


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


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


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


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


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


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Merry Shine Bright


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Noel


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