Ways to wish someone a merry Christmas come from novelists, poets, songwriters and more. Many writers throughout the ages have provided great quotes to help encourage a "jolly holiday." Saying "Wishing you a joyous season" or "Happy holidays" are pleasant ways to wish good tidings to those who aren't Christian
In his novel "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote "A Merry Christmas to everybody! A Happy New Year to all the world!" This is a fun and festive way to wish everyone around a pleasant holiday.
Another quote comes from English poet Thomas Tusser, who wrote "At Christmas, play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year." This is a more unique way to help encourage others to enjoy the holiday season.
Judy Garland introduced the song "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," which was written by Ralph Blane. This song is the third most-performed Christmas song as of 2015. The song states, "Have yourself a merry little Christmas / Make the Yuletide gay." This is a fun and festive way to wish others a joyous season.
Another way to wish others a happy season is to say, "A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you." This is especially appropriate for Christians.