Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  1. A traditional greeting for Christmas and the new year.
    • 1740, Joseph Dorman, “Scene 1”, in Sir Roger de Coverly; or, The Merry Christmas, Act 1, page 17:
      My humble Service to you, Sir Roger — Mr. Worthy, your good Health. And a merry Chriſtmas and a happy New Year to us all.
    Synonym: (some US speakers) happy holidays


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