Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.
You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
Explanation: It doesn't have an exact equivalent in this context, but as far as the song goes it is best described as "merry christmas", literally it should be "joyous" or "joyful" christmas, but that doesn't quite ring true in English.
Hope that helps
none - Native English speaker
Andy Bell Local time: 13:13 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 88