Many congratulations!!! You have been awarded the PhD scholarship - I believe that's a great Christmas present :)
You did a really good job putting the proposal together and I am excited to work with XX, XX and you on the project!!
In case I don't see you before the weekend, have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the new year!!
I can't describe how absolutely thrilled i am. Thanks to everyone for all of your kind thoughts, hugs and positive vibes!