60 Festive Ways to Say Happy Holidays in Your Next Holiday Video

Moira West


It can be hard to know just what to say when you’re putting together a holiday video. So we’ve tried to take some of the pressure off by thinking up 60 different happy holiday messages.

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Whether you’re posting holiday marketing videos to boost your business or sharing seasonal love from you or your family, add just one greeting from the list below, or mix, match, and make your own personalized message. Then start your own holiday video with your favorite greeting.

Check out some of our favorite festive holiday video templates that align with our these happy holiday messages.

The basics

  1. Merry Christmas
  2. Happy Hanukkah
  3. Happy Kwanzaa
  4. Yuletide Greetings
  5. Happy holidays
  6. Joyeux Noël
  7. Feliz Navidad
  8. Seasons Greetings
  9. Happy New Year
  10. Joy
  11. Celebrate
  12. Be merry

Use Saved Brands to save a little extra time while creating your holiday videos for your business. With Saved Brands, you can apply your logo, colors, and font to your entire video with just a click.

General greetings

  1. Enjoy the holiday season
  2. Warmest Wishes
  3. May your days be merry and bright
  4. Hanukkah Sameach!
  5. Light the menorah
  6. Wishing you a new year full of peace and joy
  7. May your holidays be full of warmth and cheer
  8. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…

For friends and family

  1. Glad tidings of comfort and joy
  2. Wishing you a season full of Yuletide cheer
  3. May the beauty of the holidays warm your spirit
  4. There’s no place like home for the holidays, but since you can’t be with us…
  5. Happy holidays from our family to yours
  6. May this Festival of Lights bring blessings upon you and all your loved ones
  7. Family traditions are meant to be shared…
  8. Sending our best holiday wishes your way
  9. Wishing you a holiday season full of warmth, love, and family

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For your business

  1. Warmest wishes to you and yours this holiday season
  2. A special holiday greeting from all of us at…
  3. Wishing you a healthy and happy new year
  4. To all our customers: Happy holidays, and thank you for your support in the past year
  5. We hope you have a wonderful holiday, and we look forward to working with you in the new year
  6. Happy holidays! Thanks for a great year!

Just because you’re celebrating the holidays doesn’t mean your branding should fall to the wayside. Add your own logo and include it as a watermark throughout the entire video!

Looking for something a little more sales oriented? Browse through our Holiday templates category for templates for festive promotional templates for New Years, last minute gift cards, and more.


  1. Deck the Halls
  2. Joy to the World
  3. ‘Tis the Season
  4. Winter Wonderland
  5. Have a holly jolly holiday
  6. With dreidel, we shall play!
  7. Put on your yarmulke, it’s time for Hanukkah!
  8. Jingle all the way!
  9. Haul out the holly!

Make your video even merrier by adding your favorite holiday tunes. Choose from over 3,000 tracks in our library of licensed music!


  1. Bah, humbug!
  2. Wishing you a latke fun this Hanukkah
  3. Happy holidays from owl of us
  4. The fruit cake’s in the mail
  5. Let it snow… somewhere else
  6. Happy Hanukah. Hanuka. Chanukah… Happy Festival of Lights
  7. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, or Festivus — we hope you have a happy holiday.


  1. All I want for Christmas is you
  2. You’re the spice in my gingerbread
  3. To me, you shine brighter than the star on the tree
  4. You’re what makes the holidays happy
  5. You melt me faster than a snowflake


  1. “May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” — Mary Anne Radmacher
  2. “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” — Edna Ferber
  3. “Blessed is the match, consumed in kindling flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the heart’s secret places.” — Hannah Senesh
  4. “Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey

Create holiday videos with Animoto

Have you created any holiday videos yet? Get started for free with our Christmas video maker! Then, join the Animoto Social Video Marketing Community and let us see what you’ve been working on.

Happy holiday video making!