Kαλὰ Χριστούγεννα

With Christmas only a few days away, it’s time to say

καλά χριστούγεννα


That’s Merry Christmas as it would have sounded if someone had said it at the time of Jesus’ birth. No one actually did, though, because Christmas was not celebrated yet. Still, you might use this greeting to remind someone you care about that Christmas began as a celebration of the birth of Jesus, a Palestinian Jew, roughly 2000 years ago when English did not even exist yet.

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