26 Useful Phrases for Christmas

It is holiday season in December and there is joy and festivity all around us. Not all of us may celebrate it, but it’s nice to be a part of the revelry and greet those who do.

Let’s learn the phrases that you can use this Christmas!

Commonly Used Greetings to wish others

  • Merry Christmas!
  • Have a joyful Christmas!
  • Season’s Greetings (in writing)
  • Happy Holidays!
  • Happy New Year (December last week onwards)

How to respond when someone wishes you

  • A: Wish you a Merry Christmas!

          B: Wish you the same.

  • A: Happy Holidays.

          B: Same to you.

  • A: Have a nice Christmas!

          B: You too. See you after the holidays!

Questions for Christmas related Small Talk

  1. What are your plans for Christmas?
  2. Would you like to go to Riya’s Christmas Party?
  3. There’s a Christmas fair, would you like to come?
  4. Where are you going in the holidays?
  5. Who are you celebrating Christmas with?
  6. What gifts did you buy?
  7. Are you going to any New Year party?
  8. Did you see the beautiful decoration at the mall?

How to accept an invitation (to a party) or a gift

  • That sounds fun!
  • I’ll be there!
  • Count me in!
  • I won’t miss it for the world! (informal)
  • That’s so sweet of you, thanks a lot!
  • I love it, thank you!

How to decline an invitation

  • I’d love to, but I already have plans.
  • I’m afraid I won’t be able to make it. (informal)
  • I’m sorry but I have to… (add excuse)
  • I wish I could have, but I … (add excuse)

Be a part of the celebration and spread joy and cheer around.

Wish you a Merry Christmas!


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