Global Christmas Greetings We wait a year to celebrate Christmas. Yet when we plan our celebration, we tend to forget those who serve us unfailingly. We gather around the Christmas tree with friends and family. But we forget to invite those who are alone in this world. This Christmas, bring joy to others with an act of kindness. Use these inspirational Christmas quotes to teach you the real meaning of giving. Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most. – Ruth Carter Stapleton

Afrikaans: Merry Christmas: Gelukkige Kersfees Santa Claus: Cas Fadder

Albanian: Merry Christmas: Gezur Krislinjden Santa Claus: Babadimri

Arabic: Merry Christmas: Milad Majid, Santa Claus: Baba Noel

Armenian: Merry Christmas: Nor Darie Santa Claus: Ghaghant Baba

Ashanti: (Ghana) Merry Christmas: Bronya Pa Santa Claus: Santa

Azari: (Southern Turkey/Northern Iran) Merry Christmas: Byramus Mobarak Santa Claus: Baba Noel

Bangoli: Merry Christmas: Shubo Bardin or Shubo Borodin Santa Claus: Santa

Boznian: Merry Christmas: Sretan Bozic or Sretni bozicni praznici Santa Claus: Deda Mraz or Bozic Bata

Brazilian: Merry Christmas: Feliz Natal Santa Claus: Papai Noel

Bulgarian: Merry Christmas: Tchestita Koleda or Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo Santa Claus: Dyado Mraz

Burbur: (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Etheopia) Merry Christmas: Amazigh As Guas Amagaz Santa Claus: Santa

Catalan (Barcelona): Merry Christmas: Bon Nadal Santa: Papa Noel

Chilcotin (First Nations of Central BC) Merry Christmas: Sizi hesdlan Santa Clause: Santa

Chinese: (Cantonese) Merry Christmas: Sing Dan Faailok Santa Claus: Sing Dan Lo Yen

Chinese: (Mandarin) Merry Christmas: Sheng Dan Kuai Le Santa Claus: Sheng Dan Lo Ren or Sheng Dan La Gong Gong

Croatian: Merry Christmas: Sretan Bozic or Sretni bozicni praznici Santa Claus: Sveti Nicola or Bozic Bata

Curdish: (Iran) Merry Christmas: Jezhenat Piroz Santa Claus: Baba Noel

Czechoslovakian: Vesely Vanoce Santa Claus: Deda Mraz

Danish: Merry Christmas: Glædelig Jul Santa Claus: Julemanden

Dutch: Merry Christmas: Zalig Kerstfeast Santa Claus: Sinterklaas

English: Merry Christmas: Merry Christmas Santa Claus: Santa Claus or Father Christmas

Estonian: Merry Christmas: Ruumsaid juulup|hi Santa Claus: Jõuluvana

Ethiopian (Amharic): Merry Christmas: Melkin Yelidet Beaal Santa Claus: Santa

Farsi: (Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan & Bahrain) Merry Christmas: Christmas Eid Shoma Mobarak Bashad Santa Claus: Baba Noel

Finnish: Merry Christmas: Hyvaa joulua Santa Claus: Joulupukki

Flemish: (Belgium) Merry Christmas: Vrolijke Kerstmis Santa Claus: Pere Noel, Sinterklaas

French: Merry Christmas: Joyeux Noel Santa: Père Noël

German: Merry Christmas: Froehliche Weihnachten Santa Claus: Weihnachtsmann or in Southern Germany: Kris Kringle

Greek: Merry Christmas: Kala Christouyenna Santa Claus: Agios Nicola

Gujarati: (Western India) Merry Christmas: Christmas Ni Subhakamma Santa Claus: Santa

Hawaiian: Merry Christmas: Mele Kalikimaka Santa Claus: Kanakaloka

Hebrew: Merry Christmas: Mo adim Lesimkha Santa Claus: Santa

Hindi: Merry Christmas: Christmas Mobarak or Christmas Shub Kamna Santa Claus: Santa

Hungarian: Merry Christmas: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket Santa Claus: Mikulás

Icelandic: Merry Christmas: Gledileg Santa Claus: Julemanden

Ilacano: (Philippines) Merry Christmas: naragsak nga paskwam Santa Claus: Santa

Ilongo: (Philippines) Merry Christmas: Maligayamg Pasko. Santa Claus: Santa

Indonesian: (Indonesia, & East Timor) Merry Christmas: Selamat Hari Natal (Bahasa) or Selamat Hari Raya (Muslim) Santa Claus: Santa

Ismaili: (parts of Africa & the Middle East) Merry Christmas: Eid Mobarak Santa Claus: Santa

Italian: Merry Christmas: Buon Natale Santa Claus: Babbo Natale

Japanese: Merry Christmas: Kurisumasu Omedeto Santa Claus: Hoteiosho (a god or priest who bears gifts)

Korean: Merry Christmas: Sung Tan Chuk Ha Hap Ni-Da Santa Claus: Santa

Lao: Merry Christmas: Souksan Van Christmas Santa Claus: Santa

Lebonese: Merry Christmas: Milad Majid, Santa Claus: Baba Noel

Lithuanian: Merry Christmas: Linksmu Kaledu Santa Claus: Kaledu Senelis

Malaysian (Bahasa): Malaysia, Brunei: Merry Christmas: Selemat Hari Natal Santa Claus: Santa

Marathi (Western India, Bombay) Merry Christmas: Shubha Natal Santa Claus: Santa

Nepalese: Merry Christmas: Khusi Christmas Santa Claus: Santa

Norwegian: Merry Christmas: God Jul Santa Claus: Julenissen

Palestinian: Merry Christmas: Kul Seneh Oo Into Salmeen Santa Claus: Santa

Polish: Merry Christmas: Wesolych Swiat Santa Claus: Swiety Mikolaj

Portuguese: Merry Christmas: Feliz Natal Santa Claus: Pai Natal

Punjabi: Merry Christmas: Christmas The Lahk Lahk Vudhai Hove or Christmas Mobarak Santa: Santa

Pushtun: (Afganistan, Pakistan) Merry Christmas: Akhter Dey Mobaraksha Santa Claus: Baba Chaghaloo

Romanian: (Romania & Moldova) Merry Christmas: Craciun Fericit, Sarbatori Fericite Santa Claus: Mos Craciun

Russian: Merry Christmas: Pozdravliay S Rozhdestvom Kristovym Santa Claus: Ded Moroz

Serbian: Merry Christmas: Christos se rodi Santa Claus: Deda Mraz, or Bozic Bata

Sign Language: Merry Christmas: Both hands over tummy palms in, right hand above the left, tips of fingers overlapping, move both hands up and down once then up and right hand sweeps an arch over head with palm out, Fingers and thumb in “C” shape and left hand returns to original position.

Sinhalla: (Sri Lanka) Merry Christmas: Suba Naththalak Wewa Santa Claus: Santa

Slovakian: Merry Christmas: Sretan Bozic or Sretni bozicni praznici Santa Claus: Deda Mraz or Bozic Bata

Slovak: Merry Christmas: Vesely Vanoche Santa Claus: Deda Mraz

Slovene: Merry Christmas: Vesele Bozicne or Vesele Bozicne Praznici Santa Claus: Deda Mraz or Bozic Bata

Somali: Merry Christmas: Christmas Karim or Christmas Mobarak Santa Claus: Santa

Spanish: Merry Christmas: Feliz Navidad Santa Claus: Papa Noel

Swahili: (Kenya Burundi Congo Rwanda) Merry Christmas: Christmas Mukumpia Santa Claus: Santa

Swedish: Merry Christmas: God Jul Santa Claus: Jultomten

Swiss: Merry Christmas: (bordering Germany) Sch?ni Weinocht? Santa Claus: Kris Kringle

Tagalog: (Philippines) Merry Christmas: Maligayamg Pasko. Santa Claus: Santa

Tamil (Sri Lanka) Merry Christmas: Natal Santa Claus: Santa

Taiwanese: Merry Christmas: Shen Dan Kwai Lo Santa Claus: Sheng Dan Lo Ren

Thai: Merry Christmas: Sawadee Pee Mai Santa Claus: Santa

Turkish: Merry Christmas: Byram Miniz Mobarak Olsön Santa Claus: Baba Noel

Twe: (Ghana) Merry Christmas: Bronya Pa Santa Claus: Santa

Ukrainian: Merry Christmas: Christos Rodiosha Santa Claus: Swieti Nicolaj or Djed Mraz

Urdu: (Pakistan) Merry Christmas: Christmas Mobarak Santa Claus: Santa

Venezuelan: (Spanish) Feliz Navidat Santa Claus: Papa Noel or San Nicholas

Vietnamese: Merry Christmas: Choke Mun Noen Santa Claus: Santa

Yugoslavian: Merry Christmas: Sretan Bozic or Sretni bozicni praznici Santa Claus: Deda Mraz or Bozic Bata

Information compiled by Santa Michael J

Global Greetings!