101 Inspiring Christmas Quotes for Christmas Quote Fans


Nothing spruces up the holidays like a good Christmas quote. Fortunately, we’ve got 101 Christmas quotes for you, enjoy!

1. “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” -The Conductor, Polar Express (2004)

2. The perfect Christmas drink is one of everything – equal parts: Scotch, Absinthe, Rum, Gin, Vermouth, Triple sec, Two packs of Splenda®…

3. “Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.” -Lenora Weber

4. “Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” -Calvin Coolidge

5. “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

6. ““Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip.” -Gary Allen

7. “Charlie Brown: I just don’t understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I’m still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed.

Linus: Charlie Brown, you’re the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe Lucy’s right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re the Charlie Browniest.” -A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

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

9. “This bell is a wonderful symbol of the spirit of Christmas – as am I. Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” -Santa Claus, Polar Express (2004)

10. “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill


12. “Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we’ll be seeing six or seven.” -WC Fields

13. “Why not believe? In Santa. In Holiday Spirit. And In Second Chances” -Author Unknown

14. “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 a melody that would last forever.” -Bess Alrich

15. “And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, Lying in a manger.”-Luke, Bible

16. “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” – Washington Irving

17. “N****, I’m Santa Claus; where the f*$# the milk and cookies?” -Santa, Friday After Next (2002)

18. “Good news from heaven the angels bring, Glad tidings to the earth they sing: To us this day a child is given, To crown us with the joy of heaven.” -Martin Luther

19. “As we all know, Christmas is that mystical time of year when the ghost of Jesus rises from the grave to feast on the flesh of the living! So we all sing Christmas Carols to lull him back to sleep.” -Peter, Family Guy

20. “Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame, Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.” -Hannah Senesh (Hannukah)

21. “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

22. “To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.” -Walt Whitman

23. “Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” -Mary E. Chase

24. “When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” -Joel Osteen

25. All of this…

26. “You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout. I;m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town!”

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

28. “Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.” -Victor Borge

29. “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

30. “He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.” -Charlotte Carpenter

31. “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 Whittier

32. The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart. -Helen Keller

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

34. “Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.” -Johnny Carson

35. “Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered. What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” -Phyllis Diller

36. “The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.” -Jay Leno

37. “There is hope for all.” -Unknown

38. “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.” -Bing Crosby

39. “Christmas is, of course, the time to be home – in heart as well as body.” -Garry Moore

40. “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

41. “There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” -Erma Bombeck

42. “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

43. “When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.” -Pinocchio, Disney

44. “Christmas is what you make it.” -Author Unknown

45. Elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup. -Buddy, Elf

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

47. “Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.” -Author Unknown

48. “When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things — not the great occasions — give off the greatest glow of happiness.” -Joan Rivers

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

50. “A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all. But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small.” -Eva Logue

51. “The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband.” -Bart Simpson, The Simpsons

52. “Celebrities have a way of touching our lives. Perhaps we are influenced by their screen image, or perhaps by their acquired status. Here are some celebrity quotes about Christmas. You will find that just like everybody else, celebrities also enjoy the little pleasures of Christmas.” -Bob Hope

53. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” -Charles Schulz

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

55. “We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.” – Handel H. Brown

56. “Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, Which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” – Luke 2:10-12

57. “A white Christmas fills the churchyard.” -French Proverb

58. “The magi, as you know, were wise men – wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.” -O. Henry

59. “The merry family gatherings – the old, the very young; the strangely lovely way they harmonize in carols sung. For Christmas is tradition time – traditions that recall the precious memories down the years, the sameness of them all.” – Helen Lowrie Marshall

60. “The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world.” – Author Unknown

61. “From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.” – Emily Matthews

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

63. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulders; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6

64. More from The Office (on Secret Santa awesomeness)…

65. “Feed the world. Let them know it’s Christmas time again.” -Bob Geldof

66. “If TV has taught me anything, it’s that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to the Smurfs, and it’s going to happen to us.” -Bart Simpson, The Simpsons

67. “Christmas … is not an eternal event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” -Frey Stark (no relation to Tony Stark)

68. “Do they still make wooden Christmas Trees?” -Charlie Brown

69. “And So This Is Christmas; And What Have We Done? Another Year Over; A New One Just Begun;
And So Happy Christmas; I Hope You Have Fun; The Near And The Dear Ones; The Old And The Young.” -John Lennon

70. “Oh Christmas Day, I travel ’round the world and say: Taoist, Krishnas, Buddhists and all you atheists too! Merry f%$#ing Christmas to you!” -Garrison, South Park (2002)

71. “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 Longfellow

72. “O come all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.” -Fred Oakeley

73. “Love came down at Christmas; Love all lovely, love divine: Love was born at Christmas, Stars and angels gave the sign.” -Christina Rosetti

74. “Two things upon this changing earth can neither change nor end; the splendor of Christ’s humble birth, the love of friend for friend.” -Author Unknown

75. “Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight.” -Author Unknown

76.”When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?” – GK Chesterton

77. “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

78. “Pere Noel. Babbo Natale. Pelznickel. Topo Gigio” -Tim Allen, The Santa Claus

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

80. “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” -Ben Franklin

81. “The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband.” -Joan Rivers

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

83. “Christmas is a race to see which gives out first – your money or your feet.” – Author Unknown

84. “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere

85. Giving presents rules…

86. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” -Buddy, Elf (2003)

87. “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

88. “No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given – -when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.” – Joan Winmill Brown

89. “Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” – Author Unknown

90. “Some businessmen are saying this could be the greatest Christmas ever. I always thought that the first one was.” – Art Fettig

91. “Tinsel. Not just for decoration.” -E.L.F.S., The Santa Claus

92. “Tis The Season to be jolly!” -Author Unknown

93. “Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts.” -Author Unknown

94. “If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away.” – Author Unknown

95. “Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.” -Author Unknown

96. “Santa! Santa! I know him!” -Buddy, Elf

97. “Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.” -Helen Rice

98. “The day I saw my mom eating the Santa cookies on the plate was one of the most horrific days of my life.” -Halle Berry

99. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” -Charles Dickens

100. Merry Christmas from The Adventurous 500…

101. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” -Norman V. Peele


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