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Word of the Week: Merry

Next to Christmas, the word “merry” may be the most popular and oft-repeated word during this season of the year.

But, do you ever wonder why we wish people, “Happy Birthday,” but instead say, “Merry Christmas”?

According to tradition the expression “Merry Christmas” was first recorded in 1534 when John Fisher, a Catholic bishop wrote a letter to Thomas Cromwell wishing him a “Merry Christmas.” Continue reading

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