Joyeux noÃ«l. Literally merry Christmas, Joyeux noÃ«l is the most common way to say merry Christmas in French. You will find it on most cartes de voeux (greeting cards) and can use it with everyone.
1. The word NoÃ«l is generally masculine, but can be feminine in the sense of 'Christmas period'. Using the article, rather than simply saying NoÃ«l, may be more common in some regions of France than others.
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Writing down the translation of 'Merry Christmas' in French is easy as long as you remember how to spell 'joyeux' and remember the accent on the 'e' in NoÃ«l.