Phrase: Holiday Greetings in English



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You’re listening to the English Made Simple Show. This is episode number 286, number two hundred and eighty-six, numero dos cientos ochenta y seis. Today we’re gonna Rock N Roll amigos y amigas!

Welcome everyone. This is your host Milena speaking, you’re tuning in to the English Made Simple show. You can learn more about the EMS show and what it is all about when you visit If you want to listen to the podcast straight from the website simply type in And while you’re there, you can find a huge repertoire of the EMS episodes as well as useful resources to help you accelerate your English learning.
Like I said in my intro, today we’re going to Rock N Roll amigos y amigas.

So, thanks everybody for joining me today.

Today, you’re going to learn how to wish someone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or just to send wishes this holiday season.

We’re going to learn THREE easy ways you can send someone holiday greetings.

It is the holiday season. It’s not just Christmas here in Australia, we also celebrate the New Year. And then we also celebrate the Chinese New Year. But that’s in February next year. It’s the year of the Tiger according to the Chinese horoscope… if you’re interested to know. I love reading about this stuff. My husband thinks it’s pathetic. But that’s ok, it’s for my entertainment only.

Righto. Back to today’s “happy-sode”

So here we go guys, the THREE ways you can send someone wishes this holiday.

Number #1 – Something we all know….

Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Easy peasy japanesey.

As you can see, “Christmas” has a silent “T”.

You can repeat after me if you want…

Greeting #2 – If you don’t celebrate Christmas but you still want to participate in the celebrations this holiday season, simply say “Happy Holidays”

Wishing you Happy Holidays!

So you can wish someone Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.


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Milena Vujnic

Milena Vujnic

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Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers.

Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services.

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