Christmas Quotes for Holiday Cheer

Christmas quotes reflect the season. The time of year is all about lights, celebrations, happiness, and sharing a lovely season together.

It’s the season when everyone shares their love and care for each other in the form of presents and beautiful wishes.

The fun of sending greetings and presents also emphasizes choosing the best words to convey your feelings. That’s where our collection of quotations below can help. Sending holiday love is easier.

Here are some famous quotations that will brighten up all the hearts you touch this holiday season.

Quotes about Christmas

Xmas is a tonic for our souls - Christmas quotes.

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

most glorious messes - Christmas quotes.

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

a whole lot of love for the holiday season.
Xmas is a fresh start quotation.

The thing about Christmas is that it almost doesn’t matter what mood you’re in or what kind of a year you’ve had – it’s a fresh start.

Churchill on reflecting during holidays - Christmas quotes

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

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

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Merry Christmas Sayings

Heap on the wood! the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.
Walter Scott, Sr.

Give Christmas love throughout the year.
Susan Beasley

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

Christmas hearts find a reason to give all year round.
Andy Atticus

My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front. It’s just not December without that movie at my house.
Tom Hanks

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Many merry Christmas’, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth and Heaven at last for all of us.
Charles Dickens

The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants.
John Andrew Holmes

Christmas hearts are for opening up, just like presents.
Andy Atticus

Merry and Bright

A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear; best wishes for the coming year. These make a merry Christmas!
John Greenleaf Whittier

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

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

This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
Taylor Caldwell

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Ralph Blane

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

Xmas Song Lyrics Quotations

Selecting lines from Xmas song lyrics is always a popular choice because so many folks know these tunes.

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The Christmas Song Lyrics – Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire Lyrics

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some
Mistletoe help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa’s on his way
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies
On his sleigh
And every mother’s
A child is gonna spy To see if
Reindeer really know how to fly

And so, I’m offering this
A simple phrase to kids from
One to ninety-two
Altho’ it’s been said many times
Many ways
“Merry Christmas to you.”

Away in the Manger Lyrics

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.

The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.

I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle til morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
And take us to heaven, to live with Thee there.

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Sleigh Ride Lyrics

Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing
Ring ting tingle-ing too
Come on; it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.

Outside, the snow is falling
And friends are calling “You Hoo”
Come on; it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.

Giddy-yap giddy-yap giddy-yap
let’s go
Let’s look at the snow
We’re riding in a wonderland of snow.

Giddy-yap giddy-yap giddy-yap it’s grand
Just holding your hand
We’re gliding along with the song
Of a wintry fairyland.


Our cheeks are nice and rosy
And comfy cozy are we
We’re snuggled up together like two
Birds of a feather would be.

Let’s take the road before us
And sing a chorus or two
Come on; it’s lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.

There’s a birthday party at the home of Farmer Gray
It’ll be the perfect ending of a perfect day
We’ll be singing the songs we love to sing without a single stop
At the fireplace, while we watch the chestnuts pop
Pop! Pop – Pop!

There’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy
When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie
It’ll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives
These wonderful things are the things
We remember all through our lives.

The Twelve Days of Lyrics – The 12 Days

On the Twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings…
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree!


Jingle Bells Lyrics

Dashing through the snow
On a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob-tail ring,
making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

A day or two ago,
I thought I’d take a ride,
And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side;
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank,
And then we got upsot.

Repeat chorus

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Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.
Margaret Thatcher

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year — and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
W. J. Cameron

“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind, and that’s what’s been changing. That’s why I’m glad I’m here; maybe I can do something about it.
Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn), Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

It’s Christmas Eve. It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer; we smile a little easier, and 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 (Bill Murray), National Lampoon

Xmas = The good season for giving.
Andy Atticus

When we were children, we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
G.K. Chesterton

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Funny Christmas Quotes

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white.’
Bing Crosby

I can understand people simply fleeing the mountainous effort Christmas has become… but there are always a few saving graces, and finally, they make up for all the bother and distress.
May Sarton

I think Xmas is a wonderful time for drinking. And also after and before Xmas plus all the other days.

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
Johnny Carson

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Why is Xmas just like a day at the office?
You do all the work, and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit.

Did you ever notice that life seems to follow certain patterns? Like I noticed that every year around this time, I hear Christmas music.
Tom Sims

Really Funny Christmas Quotes

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There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
Erma Bombeck

Once again, we come to the holiday season – a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
Dave Barry

When Santa Claus heard that you’ve been good this year, he died laughing.

The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.
Johnny Carson

Humorous Quotations

Here are some very funny Christmas quotes.

Next to a circus, there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
Frank McKinney Hubbard

I was Christmas shopping and ran into a guy on the street. I noticed his watch and said that it runs slow. He said, So does the guy I stole it from.
David Letterman

The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.
Johnny Carson

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.
Eric Sevareid

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Nightmare Before Christmas Quotes (The Movie)

Jack: We take an oversized sock And hang it like this on a wall.
Mr. Hyde: Oh, yes! Does it still have afoot?
Smaller Mr. Hyde: Let me see, let me look!
Smallest Mr. Hyde: Is it rotted and covered with gook?!

Eureka! I’ve got it! This year Xmas will be ours!
Oh, how horrible our Xmas will be!
Nooo, how Jolly our Xmas will be.

Since I am dead, I can take off my head to recite Shakespearean quotations.

There are children throwing snowballs; instead of throwing heads, they’re busy building toys, And absolutely no one’s dead.

I sense there’s something in the wind that feels like a tragedy at hand. And though I’d like to stand by him, can’t shake this feeling that we have. The worst is just around the bend, and does he notice my feelings for him? And will he see how much he means to me? I think it’s not to be.

Christmas Story Quotations – The Movie

It’s a major award!
It’s a beautiful duck; it really is. But you see, it’s smiling at me!

Well, I double-dog-dare ya! Now it was serious. A double-dog-dare. What else was there but a triple dare ya? And then, the coup de grace of all dares, the sinister triple-dog-dare. I triple-dog-dare ya! Schwartz created a slight breach of etiquette by skipping the triple dare and going right for the throat!

Mr. Parker: What is the name of the Lone Ranger’s nephew’s horse?
Mother: Ah… Victor! His name is Victor.
Mr. Parker: How the hell did you know that?
Mother: Everybody knows that!
Mother: Is this another one of your silly puzzles?
Mr. Parker: Yeah, another one of my silly puzzles. This one could be worth FIFTY THOUSAND BUCKS.
Mother: What is it this time?
Mr. Parker: Name the great characters in American literature.
Mr. Parker: Victor? The Lone Ranger’s nephew’s horse?

In the heat of battle, my father wove a tapestry of obscenity that, as far as we know, is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Quotations

What Christmas quotes collection would be complete without something from the Grinch?

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling; how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags – It came without packages, boxes, or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?
Dr. Seuss

Cindy Lou Who: Your cheek’s so…
The Grinch: I know. Hairy.
Cindy Lou Who: No.
The Grinch: Greasy? Stinky? Do I have a zit?
Cindy Lou Who: No. Warm.
The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Dr. Seuss

Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant.
The Grinch

And they’ll feast, feast, feast, feast. They’ll eat their Who-Pudding and rare Who-Roast Beast. But there’s something I just cannot stand in the least… Oh no. I’m SPEAKING IN RHYME.
The Grinch

Santa, don’t forget the Grinch. I know he’s mean and hairy and smelly, and his hands are cold and clammy, but I think he’s kinda… sweet.
Cindy Lou Who

Christmas Eve Sayings

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever.
Bess Streeter Aldrich

Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.
Charlotte Carpenter

Christmas Eve ought to be a very joyful evening to us in all its associations, in all the truths which it naturally brings to the soul… A man’s soul is to be as the heavens were on the night when the shepherds looked up and saw them full of angels as well as stars.
Henry Ward Beecher


Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.
George W Truett

I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!
Charles Dickens

Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.
Phillips Brooks

Bless us, Lord, this Christmas, with the quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
Helen Steiner Rice

Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world – stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death – and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas.
Henry Van Dyke

Christmas Sayings

I have always thought of Christmas time when it has come round apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin if anything belonging to it can be apart from that — as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time.
Charles Dickens

Here’s to the God of the present (Raise your glasses), Here’s to the God of the past (Drink to the King) Here’s to the hope in the future He brings. We will sing to Him, sing to Him on the Saviour’s Day.
Cliff Richard

It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.
Mother Teresa

Christmas is a time to open our hearts to God and his gifts. Just like the rest of the year.
Author Unknown

Xmas Quotes

All I want for Christmas is you.

When Santa asks me what I want, I just have to say your name.

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

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

There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,’ returned the nephew. ‘Christmas among the rest.
Charles Dickens

But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time when it has come round—apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin if anything belonging to it can be apart from that—as a good time, a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.

And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good and will do me good; and I say, God, bless it!
Charles Dickens

Inspirational Christmas Quotes

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

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.
Bob Hope

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

Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.
The Polar Express

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 isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.
Edna Ferber

Christmas Spirit

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future.
Agnes M. Pharo

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

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

Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow; they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.
Tom Baker

Christmas is not a time nor a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge

I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.
Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol

Christmas Cheer

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

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

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

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.
Irving Berlin

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
Victor Borge

Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.
Kin Hubbard

Christmas Blessings

At Christmas, all roads lead home.
Marjorie Holmes

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

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
Hamilton Wright Mabie

You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell Him you have received His Christmas gift.
John R. Rice

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

Christmas Magic

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

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Clement Clarke Moore

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, and home.
W. J. Tucker

The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned, and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.
Louisa May Alcott

Christmas Quotes Short

Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings, exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.
Norman Vincent Peale

The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.
Richard Paul Evans

May your days be Merry and bright, and May all your Christmases be white.
Bing Crosby

Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.

What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
Phyllis Diller

Christmas Quotes from Famous Authors

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

The Xmas holidays have this high value: that they remind Forgetters of the Forgotten and repair damaged relationships.
Mark Twain

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

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

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)

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

At Christmas, I no more desire a rose than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth.
William Shakespeare, Love’s Labor’s Lost

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
Dale Evans Rogers

Mark Twain’s Christmas Wish (published in 1890)

It is my heart-warm and world-embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us-the high, the low, the rich, the poor, the admired, the despised, the loved, the hated, the civilized, the savage-may-eventually be gathered together in heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss-except the inventor of the telephone.

Christmas Movie Quotations

Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
Doris Walker, Miracle on 34th Street

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Will Ferrell, Elf

Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.
Clarence, It’s a Wonderful Life

Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back.
Kevin, Home Alone

Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day; it’s a frame of mind – and that’s what’s been changing. That’s why I’m glad I’m here; maybe I can do something about it.
Kris Kringle, Miracle on 34th Street

I want an Official Red Ryder carbine-action two-hundred-shot range model air rifle.
Ralphie, A Christmas Story

Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. And when he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?
Clarence, It’s a Wonderful Life

Bah, humbug!
Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas – perhaps – means a little bit more?
The Grinch

This is the most beautiful-est, most wonderful-est Christmas ever.
Sarah, The Polar Express

We need to show people that a true, selfless act always sparks another.
Klaus, Klaus

I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year!
Ebeneezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

There was more than one lobster at the birth of Jesus?
Karen, Love Always

I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.
Linus Van Pelt, A Charlie Brown Christmas

Christmas Quotes FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Christmas quotes.

What’s a funny Bart Simpson quote on Christmas?

Bart Simpson said, “Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.”

What is a funny quote about Santa?

Victor Borge said, “Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.”

Is there a good Christmas quote in the movie Die Hard?

Yes, the villainous Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman, says, “It’s Christmas, Theo; it’s a time for miracles.”

Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?

It is decidedly so.

Final Thoughts

Please let us know if you have ideas for our Christmas Quotes page. Thanks, and we hope you enjoy these with your friends and family.

Compiled by Greeting Card Poet editor Mike O’Halloran

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