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Christmas Toasts

Cheers to the holiday season with this festive list of Merry Christmas Toasts!

The holidays are a time for friends and family get-togethers and parties. A well-crafted toast can place the perfect sentiment to recognize the holiday, celebrate your friends, and send good wishes to all.

We think we’ve made it easier for you with this fun list of Christmas toasts. As you’ll note, some toasting approaches are funny, while others are more heartfelt.

At a minimum, the list should provide you with some inspiration for deciding on a fun Christmas toast. Enjoy!

Best Christmas Toasts

1.) Then let us be merry and taste the good cheer.

2.) Joy to the world—and especially to you.

3.) Holly and ivy hanging up, And something wet in every cup.

4.) Christmas is a day when cheer and gladness blend. When heart meets heart, and friend meets a friend.

Best Christmas toasts.

5.) May you have the gladness of Christmas, which is hope; The spirit of Christmas, which is peace; The heart of Christmas, which is love!

6.) Here’s to the holly with its bright red berry. Here’s to Christmas; let’s make it merry! Cheers!

7.) And so, this Christmas season, May our hearts be with gladness glow, As we read the blessed story that took place so long ago!

8.) Be merry all, be merry all,
With holly dress the festive hall,
Prepare the song, the feast, the ball,
To welcome Merry Christmas.

See our Merry Christmas Wishes Ideas.

Heartfelt Holiday Toasts

9.) May you live as long as you wish and have all you wish as long as you live. This is my Christmas wish for you.

10.) I know I wished you this before, but every year, I wish it more: A Merry Christmas to You!

11.) Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide-open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history because it has meant the pouring into a sick world of the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years. Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.

A Merry Christmas Sentiment For You.

Irish Christmas Toasts

The line between Irish toasts and Irish blessings is gray. But we think the following work well for many occasions.

12.) May you be as contented as Christmas finds you all year round.

13.) Holly and ivy hanging up, and something wet in every cup.

14.) May your sheep all have lambs, but not on Christmas night.

15.) Peace and plenty for many a Christmas to come.

16.) May you never be without a drop at Christmas.

17.) May the Virgin and her Child lift your latch on Christmas night.

18.) A Christmas Wish—
May you never forget
what is worth remembering,
or remember
what is best forgotten.

19.) May you be the first house in the parish to welcome St. Nicholas.

19-A.) May your corn stand high as yourself, your fields grow bigger with rain, and the mare know its own way home on Christmas night.

Irish Christmas toast.

Notable Christmas Toasts

20.) A Merry Christmas this December
To a lot of folks I don’t remember.
Franklin P. Adams

21.) God bless us, everyone!
The Immortal Words of Tiny Tim, from Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

22.) Christmas…
A day when cheer and gladness blend,
When heart meets heart
And friend meets friend.
J.H. Fairweather

23.) Heap on more wood!—the wind is chill
But let it whistle as it will,
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.
Sir Walter Scott

24.) As fits the holy Christmas birth,
Be this, good friends, our carol still-
Be peace on earth, be peace on earth,
To men of gentle will.
William Makepeace Thackeray

25.) At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
Thomas Turner

26.) Christmas is here,
Merry old Christmas,
Gift-bearing, heart-touching, joy-bringing Christmas,
Day of grand memories, king of the year.
Washington Irving

27.) Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabie

See List of Merry Christmas Blessings.

Short Holiday Toasts

28.) May your troubles be as short as your New Year’s resolutions.

29.) I know I’ve wished you this before, but every year I wish it more. A Merry Christmas!

30.) Out with the old, in with the new, cheers to the future and all that we do.

31.) Here’s to the day of good will, cold weather, and warm hearts!

32.) May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart. (Intuit proverb)

33.) May the best of your past be the worst of your future.

34.) May the love of us all reach around the world this Christmas.

Funny Christmas Toasts

35.) May all your joys be true joys, and all your pain Champagne.

36.) I would rather be with the people in this room than with the finest people I know.

37.) To your health is Christmas… May you live as long as your jokes!

38.) I wish you a Merry Christmas, And a Happy New Year, A pocket full of money, And prosperity to all you hold dear.

39.) Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy; Happy New Year, everybody!

See Funny Christmas Riddles.

Sentiments of the Season

40.) Here’s to a bright New Year And a fond farewell to the old; Here’s to the things that are yet to come And to the memories that we hold.

41.) Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1755 edition

42.) In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want.

43.) Here’s to the year past and friends who have left us, Here’s to the present and the friends who are here, Here’s to the New Year and the new friends who will join us.
Emily Post

44.) A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A Merry Christmas toast to you all!

45.) Come bring with a noise, My merry, merry boys, The Christmas log to the firing, While my good dame, she bids ye all to be free, and drink to your heart’s desiring.

46.) The mistletoe hung in the castle hall, The holly branch shone on the old oak wall.

47.) Be merry all, be merry all, With holly dress the festive hall; Prepare the song, the feast, the ball, To welcome Merry Christmas.

48.) I heard the bells on Christmas Day; Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Toasts For Other Occasions

You might like these pages with selections for toasts for other occasions.

Wedding Anniversary

Thanksgiving Toasts

New Year’s Toasts

Irish Toasts

All Occasions

Yes, there is a Santa Claus. And he likes a good Christmas toast as much as anyone. I hope you enjoyed these Christmas toasts.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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