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72 Best Christmas Quotes

By Sandra Roussy November 27, 2022 Lifestyle

Are you all about Christmas? Want to get into the Christmas spirit? A great way to get into the holiday mood and start preparing for the festive season is to read and share quotes about Christmas.

We have put together a list of Christmas quotes for you to inspire your enthusiasm about Christmas. Some quotes are from famous people through the ages and others are anonymous. One thing they all have in common is that they all celebrate the special occasion in a positive and merry way.

You can copy, save, and share your favorite quotes on your social media accounts and spread the joy with your family and friends.

We’ve pulled together 72 of our all-time favorite Christmas quotes.

“For it is in giving that we receive.” ― Francis of Assisi

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” ― Edna Ferber 

“Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” ― Pindar

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ― Roy L. Smith

“Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip.” ― Gary Allan

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

“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

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” ― Bob Hope

“Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.” ― Phyllis Diller

“Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” ― The Polar Express

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.” ― Marjorie Holmes

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” ― Winston Churchill

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

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

“Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.” ― David Cameron

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

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

“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.” ― Ann Garnett Schultz

“Love the giver more than the gift.” ― Brigham Young

“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” — Janice Maeditere

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

“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” ― W.T. Ellis

“Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance—a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.” ― Augusta E. Randel

“Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.” ― Norman Wesley Brooks

“Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” ― Freya Stark

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

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” ― Charles M. Schulz

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ― Hamilton Wright Mabie

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

“If my Valentine you won’t be, I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.” ― Ernest Hemingway

“The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood” ― Richard Paul Evans

“Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.” ― Robert Lynd

“Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.” ― Helen Steiner Rice

“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ― Washington Irving

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

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

“Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.” ― Gladys Bagg Taber

“Christmas works like glue, it keeps us all sticking together.” ― Rosie Thomas

“Without the door let sorrow lie
And if for cold it hap to die,
We’ll bury ‘t in a Christmas pie,
And evermore be merry.” ― George Wither

“The fragrance of pine resin is frankincense poured out – a balm of stars and snow and moonlit nights.” ― John J Geddes

“Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.” ― Joan Mills

“Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.” ― Pope John XXIII

“When purchasing gifts becomes the focal point of the season, we lose focus on what’s truly important.” ― Joshua Fields Millburn

“The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!” ― Charles N. Barnard

“Best of all are the decorations the grandchildren have made – fat little stars and rather crooked Santas, shaped out of dough and baked in the oven.” ― Gladys Bagg Taber

“Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.” ― Lenore Hershey

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out I’ll drink the red.” ― Unknown

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

“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas eve.” ― Unknown

“It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who is around it.” ― Unknown

“Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it – you feel it. You know it. You believe it.” ― Kevin Alan Milne

“Christmas isn’t about candy canes or lights all aglow, it’s the hearts that we touch, and the care that we show.” ― Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

“Love is what is in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” ― Unknown

“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” ― Oren Arnold

“There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” ― Bob Phillips

“It’s all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list.” ― Unknown

“You know you’re getting old when Santa starts looking younger.” ― Robert Paul

“This time of year means being kind to everyone we meet, To share a smile with strangers we may pass along the street.” ― Betty Black

“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” ― John Geddes

“Lessons from a Christmas Tree
Be a light in the darkness.
We all fall over sometimes.
You can never wear too much glitter.
Bring joy to others.
Sparkle and twinkle as often as possible.
It’s okay to be a little tilted.” ―Jane Lee Logan

“Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks.” ― Unknown

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” ― Maya Angelou

“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” ― Agnes M. Pahro

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” ― Alexander Smith

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

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

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

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

“Christmas, my child, is love in action.” ― Dale Evans

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

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


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Sandra is the middle-aged woman you hear about who sheds everything she owns and sets out into the world to rediscover and redefine herself. After more than twenty years spent in the fashion industry designing collections for brands such as La Senza, Victoria’s Secret, and JACOB Lingerie, she shifted her path and pursued her longtime passion for writing, traveling, and photography. Sandra was published in the NY Times best selling book Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It. A deeply personal essay hand-picked by Elizabeth Gilbert about loss, facing fears, and going after dreams. Visit her website: www.sandraroussy.com

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