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The Voices of Christmas

Listen to some of the different ways "Merry Christmas" is spoken around the world.

(Want to contribute? See below for details)

China - Chinese
"Merry Christmas"
"(Sheng Tan Kuai Lob)"
Haiti - French/Creole
"Merry Christmas"
" Joyeux Noël"
India - Malayalum
"Merry Christmas"

Merry Christmas

Italy - Italian
"Merry Christmas"
" Buon Natale "

Korea - Korean
"Merry Christmas"
"(Sol tan ul chuka hamnidah)"
"Merry Christmas"
"Linksmu ventu Kaledu"
Contributed by Justina Kinduryte
Philippines - Tagalog
"Merry Christmas"
"Maligayang Pasko"
Puerto Rico - Spanish
"Merry Christmas"
"Feliz Navidad"
Switzerland - Swiss German
"Merry Christmas"
"Schone Weinachten"
The Netherlands - Dutch
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!"
"Prettig kerstfeest en een gelukkig nieuwjaar!"
Contributed by Eric K.
Thailand - Thai
"Merry Christmas"
"Suk San Wan Christmas"
South Africa - South Sotho
"We wish you blessings for Christmas are good"
"Re le lakaletsa mahlohonolo a Kerismese a matle"
Contributed by Tawi Sebapalo, Johannesburg, South Africa
Scotland - English
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!"
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Ye ar!"
Contributed by Cathy S., Scotland
Wales - Welsh
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
"Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda"
Contributed by Vincent Shalom, Wales
England - English
"Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year"
"Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year"
Contributed The John family in the North East of England
Finland Swedish - Finland
"Good Christmas and a Good New Year"
"God Jul och Gott Nytt År"
Contributed by William Smith, Finland
Finnish - Finland
"Good Christmas and a Happy New Year"
"Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta"
Contributed by William Smith, Finland
Romanian - Romania
"Happy Christmas and Many Years"
"Crâciun Fericit si La Multi Ani!"
Contributed by William Smith, Finland
Russian - Russia
"Congratulations for the Christmas Holiday and the New Year"
"Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom"
Contributed by William Smith, Finland
Hungarian - Hungary
"Pleasant Christmas celebrations and a Happy New Year"
"Kellemes Karácsonyi Ünnepeket és Boldog Újévet!"
Contributed by William Smith, Finland
Maltese - Malta
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
"Il-Milied It-Tajjeb U Is-Sena T-Tajba"
Contributed by Tom Vella-Zarb, Canada
Vietnamese - Vietnam
"Merry Christmas"
"Giang Sinh Vui Ve"
Contributed by Wei Quan Liang
Danish - Denmark
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
"Gldelig Jul og Godt Nytr"
Henrik Nielsen, Spain
French - France
"Merry Christmas"
" Joyeux Noel "
Damien Delaplace, France
Cantonese - China
"Merry Christmas"
"Sing Dan Fai Lo"
Contributed by Wei Quan Liang
Greek - Greece
"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
"Kala Xristougenna Kai Eytyxismeno to Neo Etos"
Contributed by Mansolas Themis, Greece
Catalan -Catalonia
" Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year "
"Bon Nadal I Feliç Any Nou "
Contributed by Cristina Giné
German - Germany
"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year"
"Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr"
Contributed by Anita, from the heart of Germany

Anyone up to recording their Christmas/Holiday greeting in their native language and sending the digital file to us to use?! Just attach the sound file to your email and send it to You can send the file in any of these formats - .wav, .mp3, .snd, .au, .ra, or .ram . We will convert it into a real audio file for quick and easy listening. (Please try to keep the file under 1 meg! and Put "soundfile" in the subject line of your email.)

Make sure to include the written greeting as well. And what language. If you wish to include your name we will add that as well.


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