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    holiday questions

    Question1
    Do English speaker say merry christmas on Xmas eve or on Xmas or both?

    Question2
    I heard there' s a song about 12 days of Christmas. Is that after 25th or before? Why? Do you have presents for 12 days and say merry christmas every time you give a present?


    Question3
    When is it okay to say or when do English speaker say Happy New year?
    after Xmas? New Year Eve?
    Question4
    What do you say when it becomes 12 and it's the new year?
    Question5
    Is it possible to say Happy New Year after January First? If not, what do you say to a friend that you 'll meet for the first time in the new year?

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    Re: holiday questions

    Answer1
    I can't speak for all English speakers. As for me, I say Merry Christmas.

    Answer2
    Learn more here The Origin of the Twelve Days of Christmas

    Answer3
    Any time before, during, and after New Year's Day.

    Answer4
    Happy New Year!

    Answer5
    Yes, it's common to say Happy New Year after January 1st.

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