A tip for wishing your international friends and colleagues a Merry Christmas.
In the US, we say ‘Merry Christmas’.
In the UK, it is ‘Happy Christmas’.
If you don’t know whether your colleague or counterpart (homologo) celebrates Christmas, you can always say ‘Happy Holidays’.
Speaking of holidays, this is another interesting difference between American English and British English (otherwise known as ‘English’).
Holiday – vacaciones
Bank Holiday – día festivo
Holiday – día festivo
Vacation – vacaciones
The 26th of December is also a holiday in the UK, so you can wish a British friend a ‘Happy Boxing Day’.
Remember that un christmas is a ‘Christmas card’ in English.
Merry Christmas! (or Happy Holidays!)