Quotes About Christmas

Awesome Quotes and Sayings On Christmas

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Christmas is coming; it is almost here!
With Santa and presents, good will and cheer!
~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “Christmas”


At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
~Thomas Tusser



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, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.


It is the Christmas time:
And up and down ‘twixt heaven and earth,
In glorious grief and solemn mirth,
The shining angels climb.
~Dinah Maria Mulock


This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.


~ Taylor Caldwell


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.


~ Lucinda Franks



It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!… Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!”


~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


People can’t concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December.


~ Ogden Nash


Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.


~ J.L.W. Brooks


The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
~ George Carlin


‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, — not even a mouse:
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there….
~Clement Clarke Moore


Christmas is the day that holds all time together.


~ Alexander Smith



Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas;
Star and angels gave the sign.
~ Christina Rossetti


We look back on our childhood
When we all were so gay;
There was nothing but pleasure
Every dear Christmas Day.
But as each one grows older,
And memories crowd ’round
Of all the joys in the past,
And we miss the dear sound
Of the voice of a loved one
Who is absent this year,
Then, it’s hard to recapture
Christmas spirit and cheer!
~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “When Christmas Comes”


This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn’t make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery?
If the guy exists why doesn’t he ever show himself and prove it?
And if he doesn’t exist what’s the meaning of all this?
I dunno. Isn’t this a religious holiday?
Yeah, but actually, I’ve got the same questions about God.
~ Bill Watterson


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


Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.


~ Johnny Carson


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


I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know,
Where the tree tops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow…
~ Irving Berlin


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


~ Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas


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 Christmas-time.
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder


I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.


~ Dick Gregory


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, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


We ring the bells and we raise the strain
We hang up garlands everywhere
And bid the tapers twinkle fair,
And feast and frolic — and then we go
Back to the same old lives again.
~ Susan Coolidge


Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale;
‘Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man’s heart through half the year.
~ Walter Scott


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


Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round.


~ J.L.W. Brooks


Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.
~ Ronald Reagan


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


~ Burton Hillis


Next to a circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.


~ Kin Hubbard


He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.


~ Roy L. Smith


Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
~ Mary Ellen Chase


I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.


~ Bernard Manning


Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.


~ Norman Vincent Peale


Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
~ Charles M. Schulz


It matters not what the custom may be,
For Christmas is loved by you and by me!
Yes; the years may come and the years may go;
But, when December wind doth, coldly, blow,
We all, I guess, are just children once more
And we plan our gifts, as we did of yore.
~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham


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


It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.


~ Charles Dickens


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 worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.


~ Johnny Carson


In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!
~ Dave Barry


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


Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer…. Who’d have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?
~ Bill Watterson, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes


Once again, my dear people,
Merry Christmas is here,
With holly and mistletoe
And its good will and cheer!
With its joys and its heartaches,
With its laughter and song,
It comes as a reminder
That time marches along.
~ Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “When Christmas Comes”


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


The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband.


~ Joan Rivers


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


There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.


~ Erma Bombeck


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, Killosophy


At Christmas-tide the open hand
Scatters its bounty o’er sea and land,
And none are left to grieve alone,
For Love is heaven and claims its own.
~ Margaret Elizabeth Sangster


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


I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that — as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time.


~ Charles Dickens


If my Valentine you won’t be,
I’ll hang myself on your Christmas tree.
~ Ernest Hemingway, 88 Poems


When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.


~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox


No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.
~ Greg Kincaid


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


~ Deborah Whipp


The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood
~ Richard Paul Evans, The Christmas Box



Except the Christ be born again tonight
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.
~ Vachel Lindsay


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. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused–and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.
~ Sigrid Undset


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


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


The Christmas bells from hill to hill
Answer each other in the mist.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson


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


I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!
~Carolyn Wells


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


Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.


~ Pope John XXIII


They are Man’s and they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.
~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol


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


Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog.
~ Philip Yancey


If “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts, wouldn’t it be a Merry Christmas?


~ Don Meredith


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, Song of Years


Be merry all, be merry all,
With holly dress the festive hall;
Prepare the song, the feast, the ball,
To welcome merry Christmas.
~William Robert Spencer


Santa Claus has nothing to do with it,” the latke said. “Christmas and Hanukah are completely different things.”

But different things can often blend together,” said the pine tree. “Let me tell you a funny story about pagan rituals.”
~ Lemony Snicket, The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story


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. Pahro


Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.
~ Helen Steiner Rice


The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.


~ Andy Rooney


My parents always said that knowledge was the best gift they could give me, probably because they were too cheap to buy me Christmas or Birthday presents.
~ Jarod Kintz, There are Two Typos of People in This World: Those Who Can Edit and Those Who Can’t


May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
~Ada V. Hendricks


Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
~ Washington Irving


Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. 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



He took the Who’s feast, he took the Who pudding, he took the roast beast. He cleaned out that ice box as quick as a flash. Why, the Grinch even took their last can of Who hash.
~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch stole Christmas! And other stories


Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren’t for Christmas
We’d all be Jewish.
~ Benny Hill


He went to the church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and for, and patted the children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of homes, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him pleasure. He had never dreamed of any walk, that anything, could give him so much happiness.
~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol


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


Christmas it seems to me is a necessary festival; we require a season when we can regret all the flaws in our human relationships: it is the feast of failure, sad but consoling.
~ Graham Greene, Travels With My Aunt


I do like Christmas on the whole…. In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year.


~ E.M. Forster