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,, 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:-
Fröhliche Weihnachten- Merry Christmas
Frohe Weihnachten - Merry Christmas
Schöne Feiertage - Happy Holidays
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr -
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Fröhliche Weihnachten und einen guten Start ins neue Jahr
Merry Christmas and a good start to the New Year
The following phrases are more likely to be written than spoken:
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 all the best for the coming year
Besinnliche Weihnachtsfeiertage und alle guten Wünsche für ein gesundes und erfolgreiches neues Jahr -
We wish you a peaceful Christmas and a healthy and successful 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 wish you and your family 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)
We would like to thank you for your teamwork/co-operation and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Vielen Dank für das schöne Weihnachtsgeschenk -
Many thanks for the lovely Christmas present
Vielen Dank für die Weihnachtskarte -
Many thanks for the Christmas card
Would you like to learn even more Happy New Year phrases? They're perfect for use in a greeting card or even when making a telephone call.
You might find my section on congratulations in German interesting. Learn how to congratulate loved ones and friends on the arrival of new babies as well as on christenings, weddings, anniversaries and graduations.
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