How do you say Merry Christmas in Italian?

Describing Christmas in Italian:

As a Catholic country, Christmas is one of the major holidays celebrated in Italy. The word for Christmas is Natale (referring to the birth of Christ).

Buon Natale!
[boo-OHN nah-TAH-leh]
Merry Christmas!

Of course, during this time of year, there are some other sayings you may want to learn as well.

Buone Feste
[boo-OH-neh FEST-eh]
Happy Holidays

Felice Anno Nuovo or Buon Anno
[feh-LEE-cheh AH-noh noo-OH-voh] or [boo-OHN AH-noh]
Happy New Year

Il Capodanno
[eel CAH-poh-dah-noh]
New Year’s Day or New Year’s Eve festivities

I migliori auguri
[ee mee-YOH-ree aoo-GOO-ree]
Best wishes

And if you’re looking for gift ideas for your Italy-loving friends and family members, be sure to take a look at this list of Italy-inspired Christmas gift ideas!

Buon Natale, Buone Feste, e Felice Anno Nuovo a tutti!
(Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to everyone!)

See related:
How do you say vacation in Italian?

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