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Merry Christmas Quotes are some of the most beautiful words you will hear all year. And, if you’re looking to share your feelings, excitement, and heart’s love during the holiday season, on December 25, we have some greetings and messages.

The right words can mean a lot to friends and family, share gifts, and enjoy the spirit and vibrant atmosphere. It is time to go shopping, to experience the brightest and liveliest lights and colors of the year. We’ve also included some fun holiday visuals.

If you are young, the yuletide season is the time to build your memories, and if you are old, the holiday season brings back the most cherished memories of your life. Share this collection with friends, family, and colleagues and celebrate the spirit of the holiday season.

Merry Christmas Quotes.

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Quotations on the Holidays

1.) 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

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

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

4.) To many people, holidays are not voyages of discovery but a ritual of reassurance.
Philip Andrew Adams

5.) Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you. Thinking of you this holiday season!
T.A. Barron

6.) Love the giver more than the gift.
Brigham Young

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Good Christmas Quotes

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

8.) May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.
Mary Anne Radmacher

9.) The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.
Helen Keller

10.) This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, a joy to fill your holidays!
D.M. Dellinger

11.) Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
Janice Maeditere

12.) Happy, happy Christmas that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!
Charles Dickens

13.) Sending Xmas Cheer to good people everywhere.
Andy Atticus

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14.) Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
Pope Francis

15.) Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas time.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

16.) Time for work- yet take much holiday for art’s and friendship’s sake.
George James De Wilde

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

18.) Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever.
Joel Osteen

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

Merry Christmas Quotes

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

21.) There is a Christmas song upon the air, There is a joy innate within the heart; An inner sense of peace, a holy light illumines life and sets these days apart.
Edna Greene Hines

22.) When you give up yourself, that’s when you will feel the true spirit of Christmas. And that’s giving, that’s serving others, and that’s when you feel fulfilled.
Joel Osteen

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

24.) May Christmas lend a special charm To all, your chance to do. And may the season light your way
To hopes and dreams anew.
Garnett Ann Schultz

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

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Joy to the World Quotes

26.) 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

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

28.) Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair and ruddy face, had done his duty that year in the noblest fashion and had set off his rich gifts of warmth and color with all the heightening contrast of frost and snow.
George Eliot

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Xmas Quotes

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

30.) Bah, humbug!
Scrooge via Charles Dickens

31.) Christmas… is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.
Freya Stark

32.) The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing other’s loads, and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.
W. C. Jones

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33.) The First Noel, the Angels did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay In fields where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

34.) Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.
Pope John XXIII

35.) Christmas Eve is a perfect night to express affection for your family, forgive those who failed you and forget past mistakes.

Funny Xmas Quotes

36.) The Christmas tree – Where did that tradition come from? It sounds like the behavior of a drunk man. I can picture it now, “Honey, why is there a…pine tree in our living room? I like it. Tomorrow, we’re gonna…we’re gonna decorate it for Jesus.”
Jim Gaffigan

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

38.) This past Christmas, I told my girlfriend that all I wanted was an Xbox. That’s it—beginning and end of the list: Xbox. You know what she got me? A homemade frame with a picture of us from our first date together. Which was fine. Because I got her an Xbox.
Anthony Jeselnik

39.) There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.
Kristin Wiig

40.) Christmas is the time when you’re homesick…even when you’re home.
Carol Nelson


41.) I set a personal record on Christmas. I got my shopping done three weeks ahead of time – I had all the presents back at my apartment, I was halfway through wrapping them, and I realized, ‘Damn, I used the wrong wrapping paper.’ The paper I used said, ‘Happy Birthday.’ I didn’t want to waste it, so I just wrote ‘Jesus’ on it.
Demetri Martin

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

43.) Ever wonder what people got Jesus for Christmas? It’s like, “Oh great, socks. You know I’m dying for your sins, right? Yeah, but thanks for the socks! They’ll go great with my sandals. What am I, German?”
Jim Gaffigan

44.) You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas lights.
Maya Angelou

45.) Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.
Andy Borowitz

Hilarious Xmas Jokes

When is Christmas?

Most Christians celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25 each year. However, Orthodox Christians celebrate on January 7 each year.

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Christmas Jokes

46.) Two wise men, “We’ll give him gold and frankincense.”
Third wise man, “But wait, there’s myrrh!”

47.) You know it’s the holidays when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, and you’ve got Jack Squat in your bank account.

48.) Church Sign: Honk if you love Jesus. Keep on texting while you drive if you want to meet him.

49.) Definition of the Xmas Season: When you exchange hello’s with strangers, and good buy’s with friends.

50.) Vixen: Hey Santa, why are Rudolph and Dancer always taking breaks?
Santa Claus: Because they are my Star Bucks!

51.) Five-year-old boy to his younger brother, “Let’s play X-mas. I’ll be Santa Claus, and you can be a present, and I’ll give you away.”

52.) I heard they canceled the pageant at your school; they couldn’t find three wise men for the nativity.

53.) Xmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.

54.) Be naughty, save Santa a trip.

55.) May your gifts be many, and your returns be few.

56.) On Dasher, on Dancer, on Master and Visa!

57.) Dear Santa, I can explain.

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Funny Christmas Riddles

58.) Q. What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
A. Claustrophobic.

59.) Q. What do you call a bunch of chess players bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?
A. Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.

60.) Q. What do you say to Santa when he’s taking attendance?
A. Present!

61.) Q. What did Adam say after dinner the day before X-mas?
A. It’s Xmas, Eve!

62.) Q. What did Santa pay for his sleigh?
A. Nothing, it was on the house.

63.) Q. What did archangel Michael say to Gabriel?
A. Halo there!

64.) Q. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?
A. Frostbite.

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65.) A Holiday Greeting of Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy.

66.) Keep calm and jingle on.

67.) May your good cheer last throughout the year!

68.) All is calm; all is bright.

69.) A Holiday Message for You: May your days be merry and bright!

70.) Let Heaven and Nature Sing.

71.) A wish for a festive season to your family from ours.

72.) Joy and love to you this Yule.

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73.) Unwrap yourself a merry little Xmas! (A great not to include with a small Christmas gift).

74.) Christmastide greetings.

75.) Wishing you a Very Merry Day!

76.) Rejoice. Rejoice!

77.) Peace, Joy, and Love.

78.) Here we come a Caroling.

79.) He’s making a list and checking it twice.

80.) Makin’ spirits bright.

81.) Xmas is a clause for celebration.

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Merry Christmas Messages

82.) It’s beginning to look a lot like Xmas.

83.) Happy Holidays!

84.) Tis the Season to be Jolly.

85.) If kisses were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard.

86.) Joy to the World.

87.) Up to Snow Good.

88.) Merry Xmas to all and to all a Good Night!

89.) A Holiday Cheer to you and yours.

90.) While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.

91.) Peace on Earth.

Tip: These phrases make a great written note on a Christmas card.

92.) Yuletide Greetings from our house to yours.

93.) Have a Holly, Jolly Xmas.

94.) Wonders of His Love.

95.) Cookies, Cocoa, Carols, and Cheer!

96.) The best present I hope for every year is to spend time together with you.

97.) Go tell it on the Mountain, over the hills, and everywhere.

98.) May all your Christmases be white!

99.) Come and See our Tree!

100.) Believe in the Magic of the Season.

101.) Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Joyful And Triumphant

102.) Enjoy the Holly Days.

103.) The best way to spread Xmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

104.) Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season.

What’s open on Christmas Day?

Most pharmacies, movie theaters, and convenience stores are open, and a select number of grocery stores and fitness centers. Usually, Starbucks remains open. Call before heading out to make sure.

Merry Christmas Wishes

105.) May the joy of the season find its way to your home this season and all year round.

106.) Wishing you peace and joy.

107.) May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

108.) One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Xmas Day.

109.) Jesus is the reason for the season.

110.) Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills, and everywhere!

111.) A whole lot of hugs and kisses out to you on this day of days.

112.) Warm Wishes For A Loving, Caring, And Sharing Season For All!

113.) Let your heart be light.

114.) Family and friends are the true gifts of the season.

115.) Have a December to Remember.

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Warm Merry Christmas Wishes

116.) Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday.

117.) May your heart and home be filled with love.

118.) Have the most wonderful time of the year.

119.) Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing!

120.) May you be richly blessed this season and throughout the year.

121.) I wish for peace, joy, and happiness this holiday season.

122.) May you be as happy all year round as you are at Xmas.

123.) Believe in the Miracle of Jesus.

124.) All hearts come home for the Holidays.

125.) Wishing you a season of good cheer, and to top it off,
A very happy new year!

126.) Glory to God in the Highest!

127.) May your heart and home be filled with joy and love during this festive season.

128.) Celebrate the magic of the season!

129.) May your heart be refreshed in the joy and wonder of this special season.

130.) May the beauty of the season fill your heart with joy. Sending Christmas love.

131.) Amongst the hustle and bustle of the season, find time to celebrate that which truly matters.

132.) May your days be happy, your heart light, your holidays merry, and the new year bright.

133.) May the true spirit of Christmas shine in your heart.

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Merry Christmas Images – Joy to the World

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From “Joy to the World” – typically the last song played at any Catholic church for a mass on Dec. 24 or Dec. 25.

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Blessed Christmas Quotes

134.) A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. A blessed Christmas to you!

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

136.) When Christ was born, so was our hope.
Max Lucado

137.) What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal and that every path may lead to peace.
Agnes M. Pharo

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

139.) Once in our world, a Stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.
C.S. Lewis

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

Lighthearted Christmas Quotes

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

142.) 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

143.) I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play. And wild and sweet, the words repeat, of peace on earth, goodwill to men!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

144.) Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.
Valentine Davies, Miracle on 34th Street.

145.) There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas.
Charles Dickens

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

147.) There’s a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. When the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen.
Frosty the Snowman

Heartwarming Quotes for Christmas

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

149.) My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: Loving others.
Bob Hope

150.) For children, Christmas is anticipation. For adults, Christmas is memory.
Eric Sevareid

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

152.) 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

153.) The smell of Christmas are the smells of childhood.
Richard Paul Evans

Gratitude Merry Christmas Quotes

154.) May this season find you among those you love, sharing in the twin glories of generosity and gratitude.
Oprah Winfrey

155.) 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

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

157.) 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

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

159.) The best Christmas present I got from my husband was a week to do whatever I wanted.
Olivia Williams

Funny Merry Christmas Quotes

160.) It’s that special time of year when your whole family gathers together in one place to look at their cell phones.
Jimmy Kimmel

161.) What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree in the living room and eat nuts and sweets out of your socks?

162.) Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and receipts for all major purchases.

163.) 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

164.) At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional.
Robert Godden

165.) I haven’t taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin.
Winston Spear

166.) The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husbands.
Joan Rivers

167.) I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying ‘Toys not included.’
Bernard Manning

168.) My husband’s idea of getting the Christmas spirit is to become Scrooge.
Melanie White

169.) Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.
Andy Borowitz

170.) Bloody Christmas, here again; let us raise a loving cup, peace on earth, and goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.
Wendy Cope

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

Humorous Christmas

172.) 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

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

174.) Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.
Richard Lewis

175.) I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was 6. Mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.
Shirley Temple

176.) There are three stages of man: He believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.
Bob Phillips

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

178.) That’s the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me.
Jerry Seinfeld

179.) I don’t want the Christmas season to end because it’s the only time I can legitimately indulge in a particular addiction: glitter.
Eloisa James

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

181.) People really act weird at Christmastime! What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree in the living room and eat nuts and sweets out of your socks?

182.) Sending Christmas cards is a good way to let your friends and family know that you think they’re worth the price of a stamp.
Melanie White

Funny Christmas Movie Lines

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

184.) Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho.
Die Hard

185.) One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone, and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

186.) We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.
Buddy the Elf, “Elf”

Holiday Humor

187.) I love Christmas. I received a lot of wonderful presents I can’t wait to exchange.
Henny Youngman

188.) A Christmas tree, the perfect gift for a guy. The plant is already dead.
Jay Leno

189.) A Christmas miracle is when your family doesn’t get into a single argument all day.
Melanie White

190.) You can just hear Santa saying ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’ when you receive your credit card statement in January.
Kate Summers

Christmas Jokes for Kids

191.) What do you call an obnoxious reindeer?

192.) What did one Christmas tree say to the other?
Lighten up!

193.) What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

194.) What do you call a reindeer ghost?

195.) What says “Oh, Oh, Oh” and wears a big red suit?
Santa walking backward!

196.) Knock, knock! Who’s there? Ho Ho. Ho Ho who?
Your Santa impression needs a little work!

197.) Knock, knock! Who’s there? Justin. Justin who?
Uh, Justin time for Christmas cookies!

198.) Knock, knock! Who’s there? Olive. Um, Olive who?
Olive Christmastime, don’t you?

199.) Knock, knock! Who’s there? Frank. Frank who?

200.) What’s a ghost’s favorite dessert?
Ice-scream sandwich.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is an author, toy inventor, and founder of Greeting Card Poet.


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