GG wants to wish you all a Happy Christmas, or Merry Christmas, which ever you prefer.
During most holidays “Happy” is followed by the holiday but the phrase “Merry Christmas” is an exception.
“Merry” derived from the Old English myrige, originally meant merely “pleasant” rather than joyous or jolly (as in the phrase “merry month of May”).
According to Wikipedia, although Christmas has been celebrated since the 4th century AD, the first known usage of any Christmas time greeting, “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” was in an informal letter (1699) then the phrase was included in a Christmas card (1843) as well as in the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol (1843).
“Happy Christmas” was used in the 19th century and is more common in the United Kingdom and other regions.
Whatever phrase you prefer, GG wishes you the best of holidays.
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