Why is Christmas called Merry Christmas?
Simply so, why it is called Merry Christmas instead of Happy Christmas?
In a world where it's normal to say "Happy Easter" and "Happy Birthday," the "merry" in "Merry Christmas" is unique. Furthermore, happy, which came from the word "hap," meaning luck or chance implies good-fortune. Meanwhile, "merry" implies a more active showing of happiness—which you might think of as merry-making.
Additionally, is Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas correct? A: You can find “merry Christmas” and “happy Christmas” in both the US and the UK, though Christmas is more often “merry” in American English and “happy” in British English.
People also ask, how say Merry Christmas?
"Christmas" is "Navidad." "Merry Christmas" is "Feliz Navidad."
When should I say Merry Christmas?
If you want to be strict about it, stick to the Twelve Days (ish) of Christmas, starting with evening on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) through to Epiphany (6 Jan). Or the last time you see someone before that period.