Christmas is right around the corner, so you can expect to hear a lot of Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays greetings going around. For some of us, we come up short on what to say when someone says Merry Christmas.
When someone says Merry Christmas, the obvious response would be to say it back, but there are more ways to say it than merely repeating what the other person said. Plus, when you have multiple ideas of what to say, your response will seem more genuine and sincere.
This post will guide you on what to say when someone says Merry Christmas, and provide the examples you need to get you through these holidays, and every Christmas for the rest of your life.
Here are 27 sure-fire ways to respond:
8 things to say when someone that is close to you says, “Merry Christmas”
We’re used to hearing Christmas greetings from our friends and families every year and are likely to spend the holidays with them. Since we are close to them, it’s going to be easier to figure out what to say when someone from that group says Merry Christmas.
Here are 8 responses you can use:
6 things to say when someone that you see often but don’t know well says, “Merry Christmas”
It’s customary for other people in our lives that we see every day but don’t know that well, like our colleagues, neighbors, and classmates, to tell us Merry Christmas during the holidays. Of course, the polite thing to do is extend well wishes and the season’s greeting to them.
Here’s what to say when someone says Merry Christmas but you don’t know them that well.
6 things to say when a stranger says, “Merry Christmas”
Other times, you’ll hear Merry Christmas from people you don’t know at all. The polite thing to do is extend the greeting back to the stranger.
This is what to say when someone you have never met says Merry Christmas:
7 things to say when you are not Christian
Even if you are not a Christian, the popular thing to say is Merry Christmas, and many people do it without thinking and genuinely mean no harm. Whether you belong to another religion or are simply not religious, it’s okay to celebrate the season to be festive and give.
Here’s what to say when someone says Merry Christmas and you are non-Christian:
Christmas is a time to be spent in the company of loved ones, relaxing and having a good time. There’s no reason you should be worrying about what to say when someone says Merry Christmas.
With this list, you no longer have to wonder. You’ve got this covered, so now you can focus on finding yourself under the mistletoe, or sneaking a bite of the cookies that were left out for Santa.