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Hi

Is it possible to say this in this way without articles: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year instead of A Merry Ch. and A Happy N.Y.????
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As a simple holiday greeting, that's fine.
Grammar GeekAs a simple holiday greeting, that's fine.

So it's rather an informal way of saying this???
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Newguest
Grammar Geek
As a simple holiday greeting, that's fine.

So it's rather an informal way of saying this???
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year is good enough.
Yoong Liat
Newguest
Grammar Geek
As a simple holiday greeting, that's fine.

So it's rather an informal way of saying this???

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year is good enough.
ENOUGH means that the articles are not necessary? Is that right?
Newguest
Yoong Liat
Newguest
Grammar Geek
As a simple holiday greeting, that's fine.

So it's rather an informal way of saying this???

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year is good enough.
ENOUGH means that the articles are not necessary? Is that right?
You're right.
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Just say:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

when greeting someone in person (including written greetings on the internet, for example).

If you're going to say more than that, you have to include the articles, thus:

(I hope (that) you) have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

But that extended version is not appropriate to greeting someone in person. It might be found in written wishes, however, as in a letter.

CJ
Now everything's clear. Thanks