Read this article by Penelope V. Flores Jose Rizal Greets You A “Merry Christmas” In A Letter dated 10 Dec 1891
Rizal’s drawing of a Christmas tree made in 1886 to illustrate his translation of Hans Cristian Andersen’s “The Little Fir Tree” (Ang Puno ng Pino). At the time Rizal was writing the Noli Me Tángere, he translated some Hans Christian Andersen tales into Tagalog for his nephews and nieces. Maligayang Pasko.
Dr Rizal greets Dr. Ferdinand Blumentritt “Weihnacht ! “( Merry Christmas )