If I could work my will every idiot who goes about with Swan the last jete wars Christmas shirt on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding. After the visit from the Ghosts of Christmas effects his transformation, Scrooge exclaims I am as merry as a school-boy. A merry Christmas to everybody and heartily exchanges the wish to all he meets. The instant popularity of A Christmas Carol, the Victorian era Christmas traditions it typifies and the term’s new meaning appearing in the book popularized the phrase Merry Christmas. Happy Christmas gained usage in the late 19th century and is still common in the UK and Ireland alongside Merry Christmas.
Christmas has been celebrated since the 4th century AD, the first known usage of any Swan the last jete wars Christmas shirt greeting dates was in 1565 when it appeared in The Hereford Municipal Manuscript: And thus I commit you to God, who send you a merry Christmas. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year thus incorporating two greetings were in an informal letter written by an English admiral in 1699. The same phrase is contained in the 16th-century secular English carol we wish You a Merry Christmas.