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55+ Christmas Quotes to Help You Celebrate the Season

As the Holidays approach, you may be looking for a little extra inspiration to get you in the Christmas spirit. But finding the perfect Christmas messages can get overwhelming. We’re here to help. We’ve made a list of our top Christmas quote picks for you below. So whether you’re searching for the perfect sentiment to add to your Christmas cards or for a cute quote to personalize your Christmas gifts, we have you covered. To get started, pick a section below and begin reading.

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  • “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” – Washington Irving
  • “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Will Ferrell
  • “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens
  • “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken
  • “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • “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
  • “Christmas Day is in our grasp, as long as we have hands to clasp! Christmas Day will always be, just as long, as we have we! Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart, and hand in hand!” –Dr. Seuss
  • “T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” – Clement Clarke Moore
  • “The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.” – Phillips Brooks

Family Christmas Quotes

The following family Christmas quotes help remind us of the importance of spending time with loved ones on the Holidays. 

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  • “Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.” – David Cameron
  • “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes
  • “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
  • “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hills
  • “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” – Donald E. Westlake
  • “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere

Christmas Quotes For Friends

Looking for the perfect Christmas wishes for your friends? The following quotes are sure to do the trick, but you can also visit our resource on Holiday card sayings and messages for more ideas. 

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  • “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz
  • “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It’s discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson
  • “Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” – Dale Evans
  • “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
  • “As we give presents at Christmas, we need to recognize that sharing our time and ourselves is such an important part of giving.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
  • “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

Inspirational Christmas Quotes

Looking for a more inspirational message to include in your holiday cards? If so, check out the Christmas quotes below, along with our guide on what to write in a Holiday card

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  • “The Christmas tree is a symbol of love, not money. There’s a kind of glory to them when they’re all lit up that exceeds anything all the money in the world could buy.” – Andy Rooney
  • “Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.” – Ann Garnett Schultz
  • “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes M. Pahro
  • “Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” – Deborah Whipp
  • “Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice
  • “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” – Roy L. Smith
  • “We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” – Washington Irving

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  • “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white.’” – Bing Crosby
  • “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”   – Romans 15:13
  • “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable Gift.” – 2 Corinthians 9:15
  • “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” – James 1:17
  • “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
  • “All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.” – David Jeremiah
  • “May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by the birth in Bethlehem this night fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do.” – Rev. Richard J. Fairchild

Christmas Quotes Short

These Christmas quotes are short, sweet, and to the point. So whether you’re looking for a cute phrase to add to an ornament or a social media post, we have you covered. 

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  • “Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” – Valentine Davies
  • “Love the giver more than the gift.” – Brigham Young
  • “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” – W.T. Ellis
  • “Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.” – Mo Rocca
  • “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” – Edna Ferber
  • “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” – Edward Pola and George Wyle
  • “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “Christmas, my child, is love in action.” – Dale Evans
  • “For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi

Funny Christmas Quotes

If you or your loved ones have a great sense of humor, these funny Christmas quotes are just for you. 

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  • “There’s no experience quite like cutting your own live Christmas tree out of your neighbor’s yard.” – Dan Florence
  • “Christmas is a baby shower that went totally overboard.” – Andy Borowitz
  • “Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.” – Victor Borge
  • “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
  • “Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.” – Kin Hubbard
  • “What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.” – Don Marquis
  • “I hate the radio this time of year because they play “All I Want For Christmas Is You” like, every other song. And that’s just not enough.” – Bridger Winegar
  • “Adults can take a simple holiday for Children and screw it up. What began as a presentation of simple gifts to delight and surprise children around the Christmas tree has culminated in a woman unwrapping six shrimp forks from her dog, who drew her name.”  – Erma Bombeck
  • “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor
  • “I love Christmas. I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can’t wait to exchange.” – Henny Youngman

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