That is because the Russian Orthodox church decided to stay with the Julian calendar, while much of the rest of the world switched to the newer Gregorian. The official way to say â€œMerry Christmasâ€ in Russian is â€œS rozhdyestvom Hristovym!â€, which means â€œCongratulations on the birth of Christ!â€.
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Read, hear and learn tender romantic Russian words and phrases. Express. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Previous. Merry Christmas, my dear!