December 25 – happy

December 25, 2019 =========

☆  happy 幸せな


Happy Christmas!

Or, should I say, Merry Christmas? Well, it depends! In 1843, Charles Dickens published, A Christmas Carol, and apparently the phrase “Merry Christmas” became popular then, as a quick way to greet others at Christmas time.

However, in Britain, the word “merry” tends to be connected to being drunk and happy – being merry. So, the Queen always says, “Happy Christmas” not Merry Christmas! Interesting!

These days of course, it’s safest just to say, “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holidays” which are both non-religious phrases.