Macron suggested that the strikers should observe a truce out of respect for families and family life.
Two weeks of strikes over planned pension reforms have caused widespread disruption across France.
Train operator SNCF said services would be severely disrupted over Christmas. Half the usual number of high-speed trains operated yesterday and half the metro lines in Paris were closed. The national rail operator also announced plans to inform passengers in advance about cancellations and to offer ticket exchanges.
Travellers and tourists in the country struggled to reach their destinations as ongoing strikes.