Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. This page has 100s of images that you can use to wish Merry Christmas to your dear ones. The popularity of word “Merry Christmas” increased in the 18th century and, “merry” started to tip the scales, largely due to one man: Charles Dickens. “Merry Christmas” was the phrase of choice in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Even though, the language was changing and “merry” was falling out of fashion as a word on its own, but thanks to the phrases like “the more the merrier” and the word became famous. People adopted saying “Merry Christmas” than “Happy Christmas”.