67 Best Christmas Quotes

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We have pulled together a long list of inspirational Christmas messages and Christmas quotes to get you in the mood for the festive season.

Whether you are looking for Christmas card sayings, Merry Christmas messages, or religious Christmas quotes, there should be something here for you.

Inspirational Christmas Quotes

1. “May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”

– Anon

Search the skies

2. “I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!”

– Carolyn Wells

3. “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another.”

– Carrie Fisher

good to one another

4. “Christmas always rustled. It rustled every time, mysteriously, with silver and gold paper, tissue paper and a rich abundance of shiny paper, decorating and hiding everything and giving a feeling reckless extravagance.”

– Tove Jansson

5. “Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

– Norma Vincent Peale

christmas magic

6. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Will Ferrell – Buddy the Elf

7. “Let us have music for Christmas…
Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth;
Let each of us try, with a song in our hearts,
To bring peace to men on earth.”

– Mildred L. Jarrell

8. “Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.”

– Nora Roberts

9. “We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”

– Laura Ingalls Wilder

10. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”

– Ruth Carter Stapleton

Festive Season Quotes

11. “Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.”

– T.S. Eliot

12. “And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent…”

– Taylor Caldwell

13. “Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.”

– Tom Baker

14. “For Christmas is tradition time—
Traditions that recall
The precious memories down the years,
The sameness of them all.”

– Helen Lowrie Marshall

15. “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

– Polar Express

16. “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.”

– Agnes M. Pahro

17. “Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.”

– Edwin Osgood Grover

18. “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
Benjamin Franklin

19. “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”

– Charles Dickens

20. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.”

– Dr Seuss

Quotes About Christmas

21. “God goes to those who have time to hear him—and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.”

– Max Lucado

22. “City sidewalks
Busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air
There’s a feeling
Of Christmas…”

– Silver Bells

23. “It’s Christmas Eve. It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”

– Frank Cross in Scrooged

23. “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.”

– Edna Ferber

24. “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”

– Burton Hills

25. “Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it — you feel it. You know it. You believe it.”

– Kevin Alan Milne

Christmas Magic is silent

26. “Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.”

– Harlan Miller

27. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

– Mother Theresa

28. “T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

– Clement Clarke Moore

29. “As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.”

– David Grayson

30. “God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If He gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.”

– Pope Francis

Quotes About Christmas

31. “Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

– Let It Snow

let it snow

32. “Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.”

– Ann Garnett Shultz

33. “Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.”

– Valentine Davies, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

34. “Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you’re home.”

– Carol Nelson

35. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”

– Hamilton Wright Mabie

36. “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”

– Andy Rooney

37. “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white.'”

– Bing Crosby

38. “Love the giver more than the gift.”

– Brigham Young

39. “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”

– Peg Bracken

Gifts of time and love

40. “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.”

– Larry Wilde

Christmas Magic Quotes

41. “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.”

– Bob Hope

42. “Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance — each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.”

– Deborah Whipp

Like snowflakes

43. “From home to home and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth of joy Christmas brings us closer to each other.”

– Emily Matthews

44. “For it is in giving that we receive.”

– St Francis Assisi

45. “Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide-open heart that thinks of others first.”

– George Mathew Adams

46. “Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.”

– Mo Rocca

47. “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”

– Harlan Miller

48. “Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.”

– Helen Steiner Rice

49. “The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.”

– Toni Sorenson

50. “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveller back to his own fireside and quiet home!”

– Charles Dickens

Winter Season Quotes

51. “To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

– Calvin Coolidge

52. “The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas it is young.”

– Philip Brooks

53. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.”

– Marjorie Holmes

all roads lead home

54. “Good news from heaven the angels bring, Glad tidings to the earth they sing: To us this day a child is given, To crown us with the joy of heaven.”

– Martin Luther

55. “At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.”

– Thomas Tusser

once a year

56. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”

– Ruth Carter Stapleton

57. “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.”

– Richelle E. Goodrich

58. “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.”

– Garrison Keillor

59. “The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.”

– Richard Paul Evans

Best Christmas Quotes

60. “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”

– Roy L Smith

61. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

– Charles Dickens

honour christmas

62. “Christmas, my child, is love in action.”

– Dale Evans

63. “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”

– W.T. Ellis

64. “Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”

– Zuzu Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life

65. “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.”

– Washington Irving

66. “Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.”

– B.C. Forbes

67. “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

– Dr. Seuss

Christmas means more

What are your favourite Christmas quotes?

We hope these happy Christmas messages and quotes inspire you. It’s great to add something special to your Christmas card messages, and these happy Christmas wishes are perfect for something fun, magical, and unique.

Inspiring Christmas Quotes

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