Merry Christmas in German


Wish someone a Merry Christmas in German with this German Christmas greetings list.


You can use the following festive German greetings for your Christmas cards, emails or even for making a quick call.

You will also learn how to wish someone a Happy New Year in German.


Christmas Greetings in German (Die Weihnachtsgrüße)

Below you will find the most common ways to wish someone a Merry Christmas in German, plus many more useful common German phrases to use around the Christmas period.

The first five greetings (with audio clips) are likely to be verbally spoken as well as written in cards and emails:-

Merry Christmas - Fröhliche Weihnachten

Merry Christmas - Frohe Weihnachten

Happy holidays / Season’s greetings - Schöne Feiertage





Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year -
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr





Merry Christmas and a good start to the new year -
Fröhliche Weihnachten und einen guten Start ins neue Jahr

The following phrases are more likely to be written than spoken:


We wish you a peaceful Christmas and all the best for the coming year -
Ein friedliches Weihnachtsfest und alles Gute für das kommende Jahr wünschen wir Ihnen/Dir/Euch
(Formal= Ihnen / Informal singular = Dir / Informal plural = Euch)


We wish you a peaceful Christmas and a healthy and successful new year - Besinnliche Weihnachtsfeiertage und alle guten Wünsche für ein gesundes und erfolgreiches neues Jahr


We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year -
Wir wünschen Ihnen/Dir und Ihrer/Deiner Familie ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein gutes neues Jahr
(Formal = Ihnen & Ihrer / Informal singular = Dir & Deiner)


We would like to thank you for your teamwork/co-operation and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year -
Wir bedanken uns für die Zusammenarbeit und wünschen Ihnen/Dir frohe Festtage und ein gutes neues Jahr
(Formal = Ihnen / Informal singular= Dir)


Many thanks for the lovely Christmas present -
Vielen Dank für das schöne Weihnachtsgeschenk


Many thanks for the Christmas card - Vielen Dank für die Weihnachtskarte




Click here to learn even more of my 'Happy New Year' phrases in German - perfect for use in a greeting card or even when making a telephone call.

Also, remember to book mark my German Easter greetings list as well as my lesson on saying Happy Birthday in German You might find the section on ways to congratulate loved ones and friends on the arrival of new babies as well as on christenings, weddings, anniversaries and graduations useful as well.




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