These 125 Best Christmas Quotes Are Guaranteed To Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

December 25 is finally here! From shopping for the perfect gift for everyone on your list to making your Christmas party plans, the spirit of the season has been in full swing this month. And for an extra dose of merry and festive fun this Christmas—aside from playing your favorite Christmas carols on repeat, of course—embrace Santa’s magic by learning 125 Christmas quotes and sayings to share with your family or friends.

Whether you print these sayings out to hang at home or in your office or write a quote inside your holiday cards, this big list of the 125 best Merry Christmas quotes is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

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125 Best Christmas Quotes



1. “Joy to the world, the Lord is come, let earth receive her King.” – “Joy to the World”

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2. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson



3. “Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.” — Helen Steiner Rice

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4. "The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much." — Henry David Thoreau



5. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller



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



7. “Walking in a winter wonderland.” – “Winter Wonderland”



8. "'One can never have enough socks,’ said Dumbledore. ‘Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.’” — J. K. Rowling



9. "And so this is Christmas… what have you done?” — John Lennon



10. "Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling." — Edna Ferber

11. "A joy that is shared is a joy made double." — John Roy

12. "Christmas works like glue. It keeps us all sticking together.” — Rosie Thomas

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13. "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.”— Irving Berlin

14. "Love the giver more than the gift." — Brigham Young

15. "Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime." — Charles Dickens

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

17. “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” – Washington Irving

18. “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

19. “T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” – Clement Clarke Moore

20. “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

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

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

23. “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable Gift.” – 2 Corinthians 9:15

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

25. “Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” — It's a Wonderful Life

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

27. “Christmas can't be bought from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.” — Dr.Seuss

28. “May your hearth be warm, your holidays grand, and your heart held gently in the good Lord's hand.” — Unknown

29. “Christmas to me is as many people as possible happy.” — Tupac Shakur

30. “May your days be merry and bright.” — White Christmas



31. ”Christmas and the holidays is the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted.” — Gisele Bundchen

32. “We count down the days, just to experience it nearly exactly as we always have. It is so comfortable, familiar and perfectly nostalgic that, frankly, we have no desire to improve upon it at all.” — Joanna Gaines

33. “My brother, little sister and I decorate the tree together, and every year we fight over who gets to hang our handmade childhood decorations.” — Carly Rae Jepsen

34. “There’s a certain magic that comes with the very first snow. For when the first snow is also a Christmas snow, well, something wonderful is bound to happen.” — Frosty the Snowman

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

36. “Even as an adult, I still find it hard to sleep on Christmas Eve.” – Carrie Latet

37. “Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.” — Unknown

38. "As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.” – Eric Sevareid

39. “I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

40. "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

41. "It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” — Mother Theresa

42. "City sidewalks
Busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air
There's a feeling
Of Christmas…" — ‘"Silver Bells”

43. "May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” — Unknown

44. "Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see.” — The Polar Express

45. "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”

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

47. "Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.” — Ann Garnett Schultz

48. "It's the most wonderful time of the year!” — Edward Pola & George Wyle

49. "Christmas isn't just a day—it’s a frame of mind.” — Miracle on 34th Street

50. "Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but of reflection.” — Winston Churchill



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

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

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

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

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

56. “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.” — Andy Rooney

57. "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

58. "The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” — W.C. Jones

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

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

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

62. "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” — W.T. Ellis

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

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

65. "Christmas is a together-y sort of holiday.” Winnie the Pooh

66. “It struck him that how you spent Christmas was a message to the world about where you were in life.” — Nick Hornby

67. “Christmas day is the children’s, but the holidays are youth’s dancing-time.” — Booth Tarkington

68. “How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!” ― Benjamin Franklin

69. “Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.” ― Steve Maraboli

70. “If you want to experience the true meaning of Christmas, give something to someone who can offer nothing in return.” ― Toni Sorenson



71. “The reality of loving God is loving him like he's a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff.” ― Criss Jami

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

73. ”The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” — Elf

74. “Christmas was definitely the best thing ever, even better than pizza. But instead of all her favorite toppings, Amitola was surrounded by all her favorite people.” ― Aishabella Sheikh

75. “And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans—and all that lives and move upon them.” ― Sigrid Undset

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76. "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

77. "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

78. . “Christmas Eve will find me, where the lovelight gleams. I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.” – "I’ll be Home for Christmas"

79. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know. Where the treetops glisten and children listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow.” – "White Christmas"

80. “Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Let your heart be light. From now on your troubles will be out of sight.” – "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

81. “He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good, for goodness sake!” — “Santa Claus is Coming to Town"

82. “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

83. “Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.” — Unknown

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

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

86. “Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making. It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things. The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.” — J. C. Penney

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

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

90. "Baby it's cold outside." — Dean Martin

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91. “I believe… I believe… It’s silly, but I believe.” — Miracle on 34th Street

92. “’Tis the season to be jolly!” — “Deck the Halls”

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

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

95. "A Christmas miracle is when your family doesn’t get into a single argument all day.” — Melanie White

96. “Christmas magic is silent. You don't hear it—you feel it. You know it. You believe it.” — Kevin Alan Milne

97. “May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!” — Unknown

98. “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

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

100. “Let’s get lit.” — Unknown

101. "Everyone loves Christmas movies." — A Hollywood Christmas

102. "There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens

103. "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

104. "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

105. "Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ” ― Mary Ellen Chase

106. "For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” ― Charles Dickens

107. "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

108. "I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened.” ― Rachel Cohn

109. "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 melody that would last forever.” ― Bess Streeter Aldrich



110. "Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning. Time can't be given. But it can be shared.” ― Cecelia Ahern

111. "Into this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters,
Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope
And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air.
The world is encouraged to come away from rancor,
Come the way of friendship." — Maya Angelou

112. "I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

113. "Haven't you heard, dad? Christmas is a time for miracles." — Falling for Christmas

114. "At Christmas, you tell the truth." — Love Actually

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

116. "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

117. "Remember, George: No man is a failure who has friends." — It's a Wonderful Life

118. "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ― Charles Dickens

119. "No one should be alone on Christmas." — How the Grinch Stole Christmas

120. "In our joy, we think we hear a whisper.
At first it is too soft. Then only half heard.
We listen carefully as it gathers strength.
We hear a sweetness.
The word is Peace.
It is loud now. It is louder.
Louder than the explosion of bombs." — Maya Angelou

121. "A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” ― Garrison Keillor

122. "At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.” — The Polar Express

123. "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

124. "Christmas is never over, unless you want it to be... Christmas is a state of mind.” ― Lauren Myracle

125. "Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ― Charles Dickens

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