Friday, December 18, 2015

Fact of the Day: Happy Christmas

While the phrase "Merry Christmas" dates back to at least the 1500s, it was very common to hear "Happy Christmas" until the 20th century where "Merry Christmas" became far more common. 

13 comments:

Huggybear said...

"Happy Christmas or Merry Christmas" both seem OK to me.
Hope you got the link on the Port Arthur business - gun laws in Australia. On the link you can click onto the actual Massacre facts.
Cheers
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Emmylou said...

Merry Christmas does have a nicer ring to it:)

PS The stories about Sochi 2014 is kinda hilarious, eh? I did read about how there were so many things that went wrong in the Olympic Village.

Kati said...

I think "Merry" sounds more special in a way.

-Kati

Margaret D said...

Interesting. Both are acceptable.

bj said...

Either one is very nice to hear.

Pat Hatt said...

Both are fine by me

stephen Hayes said...

I prefer "Merry."

The Happy Whisk said...

I say Happy Christmas :-)

Cranky and Difficult said...

I like "Happy Happy Joy Joy" instead. Keeps people on their toes.

happyone said...

I like Happy Christmas. No surprise there with a name like happyone though. : )

Christine said...

Interesting!

Martha said...

I like both.

Linda said...

I am used to Merry Christmas, but both are fine.