Last Updated: Oct 3, 2017
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Across the world, people are putting up their Christmas trees, hanging their Christmas decorations and writing Christmas cards to their family and friends. If you’re looking for a way to spread joy to your loved ones this holiday season, these Christmas quotes are perfect for you.
We’ve collected Merry Christmas greetings that celebrate everything that’s special about the holiday season. We have funny Merry Christmas quotes that will make your loved ones chuckle. We also have joyful and inspirational Christmas wishes that will warm your loved ones’ hearts. Once you’ve found a quote that you like, add your Christmas message to a personalized Christmas gift, like a mug, blanket or candle.
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The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabie
My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.
Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.
The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing others' loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
Charles M. Schulz
At Christmas, all roads lead home.
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
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.
Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year—and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.
Nothing says holiday like a cheese log.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; We wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!
"We Wish you a Merry Christmas"
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
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.
At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.
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
Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men and Batteries not Included.
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts.
Joan Winmill Brown
This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things—not the great occasions—give off the greatest glow of happiness.
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. Rundell
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps...means a little bit more.
May the joy of Christmas give you a key to every closed door and light to dispel any darkness in your life. May God grant you peace and favor.
May the magic of Christmas gladden your heart with the joys of the season. May the spirit of Christmas bless you with greater strength. May the promise of Christmas bring you and yours endless blessings.
Remember, this December, love weighs more than gold.
Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas; soon the bells will start, and the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing right within your heart.
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.
If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: 'God with us.'
What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, 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
Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.
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
Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.
Pope John Paul XXIII
Your friendship and your love is the best Christmas gift that I've gotten. May the glow of the Christmas candles brighten your day.
The bells are ringing everywhere and Santa's on his way, there's peace blanketing the snow-covered land on this special Christmas day!
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 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.
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.
And so, this Christmas season may our hearts with gladness grow, as we read the blessed story that took place so long ago.
From miles away, no matter how far we are, the warmth of Christmas will bring us closer together. May you have a wonderful holiday!
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance—each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light. From now on, our troubles will be out of sight.
Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.
Henry David Thoreau
May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.
Mary Anne Radmancher
There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas.
Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child.
There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.
Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people.
Thomas S. Monson
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Christmas is, of course, the time to be home—in heart as well as body.
Christmas is not a myth, not a tradition, not a dream. It is a glorious reality.
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.
Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice
Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.
Christmas is not only where you find it, it's what you make of it.
Trina Schart Hyman
May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.
From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas bring us closer to each other.
Sharing with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season. Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.
Let us celebrate Christmas with lots of fun, surprises and magic. May you have a wonderful Christmas!
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
Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
Like God, Christmas is timeless and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. It is something even more than what happened that night in starlit little Bethlehem; it has been behind the stars forever. There was Christmas in the heart of God before the world was formed.
It's the most wonderful time of the year. There'll be much mistletoeing and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near. It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Eddie Pola and George Wyle
At its best, Christmas is a mirror in which we see reflected the very best life can be. Where we see ourselves moved by generosity, inspired by hope and uplifted by love, not only for ourselves but for the whole evolving universe.-
May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter.
Advent helps us remember that light shines in the darkness and we reflect it.
Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.
George F. McDougall
Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives.
Christmas is the happiness that lights our children's eyes. Christmas is a song of bells ringing through the skies. Christmas is a time of peace, of contentment deep within, a time of love and silent hope that years will never dim.
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, and transport the sailor and the traveler, thousands of miles away, back to his own fireside and his quiet home!
There are no strangers on Christmas Eve.
There is a Christmas song upon the air, there is a joy innate within the heart; an inner sense of peace, a holy light illuminates life and sets these days apart.
Edna Greene Hines
We should try to hold on to the Christmas spirit, not just one day a year, but all 365.
May your heart and home be filled with all of the joys the season brings. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Peace, good will and happiness for you at Christmas and always.
Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words.
Christmas is cold and warmth, forgiveness and tender smiles. A handclasp firm, a letter flying across the snowy miles.
To celebrate the heart of Christmas is to forget ourselves in the service of others.
Henry C. Link
The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round—kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy. But Christmas is the only time they dare reveal themselves.
Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.
Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
Ruth Carter Stapleton
This holiday season, I wish you all the best gifts of life. The gift of friendship, the gift of hope, the gift of love. Have a merry Christmas!
Memories and magic is what Christmas is all about.
Do give books—religious or otherwise—for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful and permanently personal.
Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving and of families united.
Norman Vincent Peale
The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
During the miraculous time that is Christmas, may you see with the eyes of a child, experience the wonder of love and truly enjoy all that the season has to offer.
May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through.
In the eyes of children we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts we find its meaning.
Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.
Ralph W. Sockman
This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.
This is the season for bright lights and shiny packages. It is a time for sharing love and being together. It is a time for wishing you and your family all the best.
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.
Each sight, each sound of Christmas, and fragrances sublime, make hearts and faces happy this glorious Christmas time.
Christmas is a time for cherishing those who bring so many blessings to our lives. May your heart feel that love this Christmas and throughout the New Year ahead.
Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.
The month of December isn't magical because it sparkles. It's magical because it changes people's hearts at least momentarily.
Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but with imagination.
Heap on more wood! The wind is chill, but let it whistle as it will. We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
Thanksgiving comes after Christmas.
The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.
Ralph W. Sockman
The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.
May we not 'spend' Christmas or 'observe' Christmas, but rather 'keep' it.
May God fill your life with love, joy and peace this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.
Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time of year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.
Francis C. Farley
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
The spirit of Christmas fulfills the greatest hunger of mankind.
Loring A. Schuler
They err who thinks Santa Claus comes down through the chimney; he really enters through the heart.
Paul M. Ell
Christmas now surrounds us, happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.
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.
Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
Norman Wesley Brooks
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.
Christmas is a good time to take stock of our blessings.
Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind.
"Miracle on 34th Street"
For children, Christmas is anticipation. For adults, Christmas is memory.
Christmas is a box of tree ornaments that have become part of the family.
Charles M. Schulz
Christmas is a mood, a quality, a symbol. It is never merely a fact.
Whatever else be lost among the years, let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, let us hold close one day, remembering its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again.
Grace Noll Crowell
Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first.
George Matthew Adams
It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit.
Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign.
Christina G. Rossetti
Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.
The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree—those to me, are the scents of the holidays.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Charles Dudley Warner
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"
Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.
"It's a Wonderful Life"
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.