Christmas Quotes

christmas quotes

Christmas quotes are great for stirring up feelings to get you in the Christmas spirit.  Enjoy!

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

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

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. 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. Rundel

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

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

I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. -David Grayson

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! 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

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

A good conscience is a continual Christmas. -Benjamin Franklin

Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind. -Mary Ellen Chase

Anything that inspires unselfishness makes for our ennoblement. Christmas does that. I am all for Christmas. -B.C. Forbes

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

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year – and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority. -W.J. Cameron

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

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. -Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

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

Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries. -George W. Truett

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

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! -Charles Dickens

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

The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect! -Charles N. Barnard

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

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 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 Sockman

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

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

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    Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

    • clarice
    • December 25, 2010

    i think that these are some good qoutes..keep them coming

    • Rainelda
    • December 25, 2010

    Hi Shawn.I love all your Christmas Quotes;As I love life.Is it okay to share to you my own?
    Remembering the years brings back the memories
    sad,happy times which makes up life
    let the spirit of Christmas
    stays in our hearts
    and treasure each moment
    filled with Trust,Hope,and Love…
    Merry Christmas

    • Amar Agarwala
    • December 28, 2010

    Hey Shawn, Let me begin by wishing you a Merry Christmas and a great year ahead. I read long ago, ‘ Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves ‘ – I know it is true for you as you bring us such joy with the lovely quotes. I am not a Christian but the spirit of Yuletide does touch me in many ways more than one. I feel nice to see the celebrations and cheer all around, it is quite contagious, makes me want to believe in all the good things in life…makes me want to love my fellow men. Something I do not feel all year around.

    Cheers to all on Yule and the year ahead!

    Amar Agarwala

      • shawn
      • December 28, 2010

      Very well-said, Amar! Thanks for sharing.

    • Lee
    • December 28, 2010

    Merry Christmas Shawn!

    These quotes are amazing. Christmas is for children I believe and also for adults sharing their love for humanity.
    I wrote this poem I hope to share with you, it is about what Christmas
    means to me.

    Preparing for Christmas

    Families and friends gather together,
    Sharing their love for each other.
    Hugs and kisses gifts for all
    Special moments, food galore.
    Laughter and singing remembering the year,
    Being thankful for those still here.

    Then there are those whose loved ones are gone,
    Angel’s in heaven looking down upon,
    Candles alight so all spirits unite,
    In memory and in our hearts they do abide,
    If only we could hold them, just one more time,
    The very thought, brings tears to our eyes.

    There are many who are much too ill,
    And sadness is all their families feel,
    Say a Prayer for them a gift behold,
    Christ dwells in their heart and soul,
    He hears their prayers and their plea for help,
    His Angel’s are watching over them all.

    Give a thought to those who have no home,
    No money or food or proper clothes,
    They did once belong to a family long ago,
    No one wants them now, no love returned.
    They don’t meet the standards the world has set,
    In God’s house they will be welcomed I am sure of that.

    Enjoy your Christmas but remember why!
    It is Christ’s Birthday not just a holiday,
    Remember to light the candles for those above,
    Pray for those who are sick, share your love,
    Give what you can for those in need
    Christ will bless you, I do believe.

    By Leokadia Durmaj
    Copyright © 5th December 2010

      • shawn
      • December 28, 2010

      Wonderful poem, Lee! Thanks for sharing it here. I hope it touches many people as it did me.

        • Tee
        • December 10, 2011

        Lee and Shawn, thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas and happy celebrations all around.

    • Cynthia
    • December 28, 2010

    Hello to all , and I pray That your Christmas was a blessed one.
    But in the event you could not find that perfect gift for that ” special ” person that you may have fallen out with or they fell out with your without any reason or explaination but just turned their back on you.. Give the gift of ” forgiveness”
    See forgiveness will not break your fiancial back,
    it will not empty your wallet , exceed your credit card limit or even having a creditor to call at the end of the year..
    But what will happen to your is called PEACE.. and FREEDOM from stress, worry and concern.. continue to pray for that person and praise God for deliverance from the situation and watch your blessings be in a overflow situation and through that you can bless other by mot being tied down to the past, and going into your “present” of .. BE Blessed..
    Cynthia Davis

    • Elizabeth
    • January 3, 2011

    Helpful, book marked, many thanks a ton.

    • edwina
    • December 8, 2011

    All your quotes are real words – thanks for your work

    • edwina
    • December 8, 2011

    its really a good work

    • Zaneez Zehra Razavi
    • December 8, 2017

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

    All quotes and valuable comments are important. This one of Dickens sang it out for me.

  2. Reply

    Happy Cristmass

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