150 Best Christmas Quotes For A Magic Holiday Season (2023)

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The Ultimate Collection of Christmas Quotes

Are you ready for the ultimate collection of Christmas quotes to get you in the mood this holiday season?

We’ve compiled the greatest-ever Christmas quotes list from sports stars to rock stars and put them all in one place just for you.

15 Popular Christmas quotes

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” — Edna Ferber

“Let’s get lit.” — Unknown

“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

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

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

Christmas Quotes
Christmas Quotes

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

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” — Shirley Temple

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

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

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

Christmas Quotes
Christmas Quotes

“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. In the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas.” — Ray Evans, “Silver Bells”

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

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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

“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

15 Happy Christmas Quotes

“Baby it’s cold outside.” — Dean Martin

“Christmas: the only time of year you can sit in front of a dead tree eating candy out of socks.” — Anonymous

“Some Christmas tree ornaments do a lot more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” — Tom Baker

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

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

Christmas Quotes
Christmas Quotes

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

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

“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

“I love the excitement, the childlike spirit of innocence, and just about everything that goes along with Christmas.” — Hillary Scott

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

Christmas Quotes
Christmas Quotes

“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 Christmastime.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

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

“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.” — Caroline Kennedy

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

10 quotes for the true spirit of Christmas

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

“The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“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”

“Christmas, to me, is as many people as possible happy.” ― Tupac Shakur

“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

Christmas Quotes
Christmas Quotes

“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

“Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.” ― Phyllis Diller

“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

“Even as an adult, I still find it hard to sleep on Christmas eve.” ― Carrie Latet

“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

10 Merry Christmas Quotes

“Santa Claus has the right idea – visit people only once a year.” ― Victor Borge

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

“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

“Christmas Eve will find me, where the lovelight gleams. I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.” ― Kim Gannon and Walter Kent, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

“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

Christmas Quotes
Christmas Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

15 Happy Holidays Quotes

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

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

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

“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.” — Irving Berlin, “White Christmas”

“Christmas is a together-y sort of holiday.” — Winnie the Pooh

Christmas Quotes
Christmas Quotes

“It’s Christmas Eve. It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, 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

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

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

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

“The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek ways to make life better for those around us.” — Anonymous

Christmas Quotes
Christmas Quotes

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

“We should learn the true Christmas lesson of gentle, thoughtful kindness to those we love and to all we meet in life’s busy ways.” — J. R. Miller

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

“Don’t get caught up in the wrapping paper and forget that the gift of the Christmas season is simply love.” — Toni Sorenson

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

15 More Quotes for Christmastime

“What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.” — Don Marquis

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

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

“There’s nothing cozier than a Christmas tree all lit up.” ― Jenny Han

“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

Christmas Quotes
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

“As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.” — Eric Sevareid

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

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

“During the holiday season, in fact all year long, wrap yourself around another’s presence, not presents.” — Christine E. Szymanski

Christmas Quotes
Christmas Quotes

“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

“The mood is right, the spirit’s up. We’re here tonight, and that’s enough. Simply having a wonderful Christmas time.” — Paul McCartney, “Wonderful Christmas Time”

“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

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

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

10 Season of Joy Christmas Quotes

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

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” — Alexander Smith

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

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

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

“Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.” — Lenore Hershey

“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

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Let your heart be light. From now on, your troubles will be out of sight.” — Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

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

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

10 Family Christmas Quotes

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

“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another.” — Carrie Fisher

“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

“Mankind is a great, an immense family… This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.” ― Pope John XXIII

“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” — Theodor Seuss Geisel, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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

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

“Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime.” — Charles Dickens

“And so I’m offering this simple phrase to kids from one to 92. Although it’s been said many times, many ways, merry Christmas to you.” — Robert Wells, “The Christmas Song”

“Love the giver more than the gift.” — Brigham Young

15 Awesome Quotes this Christmas

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

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

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

“A joy that is shared is a joy made double.” — John Roy

“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 Quotes
Christmas Quotes

“And so this is Christmas… what have you done?” — John Lennon

“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

“‘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

“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

“Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip.”  Gary Allan

Christmas Quotes
Christmas Quotes

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

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

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

“Christmas now surrounds us, happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.” — Shirley Sallay

“Walking in a winter wonderland.” — “Winter Wonderland”

10 Fun Christmas Sayings

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

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

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

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

“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” — Stephen Graham Jones

Christmas Quotes

“That’s what Christmas memories are made from, they’re not planned, they’re not scheduled, nobody puts them in their blackberry, they just happen.” — Deck the Halls (2006)

“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

“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.” — Harlan Miller

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be much mistletoe-ing, and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near.” — George Wyle and Eddie Pola, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

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

10 Spirit of Christmas Quotes

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick – even when you’re home.” — Carol Nelson

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

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

“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.” — G.K. Chesterton

“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
Christmas Quotes

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

“But I did know that nobody ever asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Had any adult with the power to fulfill my desires taken me seriously and asked me what I wanted, they would have known that I did not want to have anything to own, or to possess any object. I wanted, rather, to feel something on Christmas Day.” — Toni Morrison

“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

“The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.” — Andy Rooney

“I sincerely hope your Christmas…may abound in the gaieties which the season generally brings…” — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice