Best Christmas Quotes – Most Inspiring and Festive Holiday Sayings

If you're a Christian, Christmas is a significant deal. Even so, it's still a bit of a shock to see how much the holiday has become a part of mainstream culture.

There are Christmas tunes, movies, 24-hour Christmas television channels, sweaters, pajamas, and cookies. But, of course, that doesn't even include the more usual Christmas-themed items, such as Christmas Bible verses and hymns.

The list is actually endless, but most Christmas fans would rather have it that way. What's wrong with keeping the festive mood alive as long as possible?

A collection of inspirational and heartwarming Christmas quotes is a terrific way to bring the spirit of the season into your daily life.

These 90 Christmas quotes are sure to get you in the holiday mood, whether you're looking for something special to write on your Christmas cards this year or just want a catchy Instagram caption for a festive picture.

What's the best way to make the most of the season? Try writing one of these quotes on a notepad, flashcard, or whiteboard each day of December!

Don't forget to gift your family or friends something to bring oy to their hearts this season. Here are a few gift ideas to help you.

90 Best Christmas Quotes to Get You Into The Holiday Mood

90 Best Christmas Quotes To Get You Into The Holiday Mood

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

Alexander Smith
Christmas Is The Day That Holds All Time Together

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“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 Is Most Truly Christmas When We Celebrate It By Giving

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

G.K. Chesterton
Christmas Is Built

“Love the giver more than the gift.”

Brigham Young
Love The Giver More Than The Gift.

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”

Thomas S. Monson
Christmas Is The Spirit Of Giving Without A Thought Of Getting

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.”

Dale Evans
Christmas My Child Is Love In Action

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“What is Christmas? It is the tenderness of the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future.”

Agnes M. Pahro
What Is Christmas

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

Deborah Whipp
Like Snowflakes

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

Roy L. Smith
He Who Has Not Christmas In His Heart Will Never Find It Under A Tree 2

“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
Christmas Is A Tonic For Our Souls.

“Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.”

Helen Steiner Rice
Peace On Earth Will Come To Stay When We Live Christmas Every Day


“Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”

Dr. Seuss
Christmas Doesnt Come From A Store

“Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united.”

Norman Vincent Peale
Christmas Is The Season Of Joy


“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
Christmas Is Not A Time Nor A Season

“Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.”

Josephine Daskam Bacon
Remember This December

“Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas.”

Amy Grant
Faith Is Salted And Peppered Through Everything At Christmas.

“Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.”

Valentine Davies
Christmas Isnt Just A Day Its A Frame Of Mind.

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.

Agnes M. Pahro
What Is Christmas 1

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”

Benjamin Franklin
A Good Conscience Is A Continual Christmas

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

Freya Stark
Christmas Is A Piece Of Ones Home That One Carries In Ones Heart

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

Kelly Clarkson
The Thing About Christmas

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

Phillips Brooks
The World Has Grown Weary Through The Years But At Christmas It Is Young

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

Thomas Tusser
At Christmas Play And Make Good Cheer For Christmas Comes But Once A Year.

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

Bing Crosby
Unless We Make Christmas An Occasion To Share Our Blessings All The Snow In Alaska Wont Make It White.

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

Charles Dickens
I Will Honor Christmas

“The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.”

James Cash Penney
The Christmas Spirit Is A Spirit Of Giving And Forgiving


“Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”

WJ Tucker
Christmas Means Fellowship

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

Norman Wesley Brooks
Christmas Is Forever Not For Just One Day. For Loving Sharing Giving Are Not To Put Away

“Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree.”

Charlotte Carpenter
Remember If Christmas Isnt Found In Your Heart You Wont Find It Under A Tree.

“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 Like Candy

“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.”

Gladys Bagg Taber
Christmas Is A Bridge.

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

Janice Maeditere
Christmas Is Not As Much About Opening Our Presents As Opening Our Hearts

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

Garrison Keillor
A Lovely Thing About Christmas

“Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”

Zuzu Bailey, ‘It's a Wonderful Life'
Teacher Says Every Time A Bell Rings An Angel Gets His Wings.

“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
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

“Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”

‘The Polar Express'
Just Remember The True Spirit Of Christmas Lies In Your Heart.

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”

Charles Schulz
Christmas Is Doing A Little Something Extra For Someone.

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

Shirley Sallay
Christmas Now Surrounds Us

“A joy that is shared is a joy made double.”

John Roy
A Joy That Is Shared Is A Joy Made Double.

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

Rosie Thomas
Christmas Works Like Glue. It Keeps Us All Sticking Together

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.”  

Irving Berlin
Im Dreaming Of A White Christmas Just Like The Ones I Used To Know.

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

Washington Irving
Christmas Is The Season For Kindling The Fire Of Hospitality.

“We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” 

 Laura Ingalls Wilder
We Are Better Throughout The Year For Having

“Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.”

Mo Rocca
Christmas Is A Stocking Stuffed With Sugary Goodness

“May your days be merry and bright.”

White Christmas
May Your Days Be Merry And Bright.

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.”

Marjorie Holmes
At Christmas All Roads Lead Home.

“Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”

It’s a Wonderful Life
Every Time A Bell Rings An Angel Gets His Wings

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

Gisele Bundchen
Christmas And The Holidays

“Even as an adult, I still find it hard to sleep on Christmas Eve.”

Carrie Latet
Even As An Adult I Still Find It Hard To Sleep On Christmas Eve.

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Will Ferrell, ‘Elf'
The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer Is Singing Loud For All To Hear.

“And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent…”

Taylor Caldwell
And That Of Course Is The Message Of Christmas.

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.”

Winston Churchill
Christmas Is A Season Not Only Of Rejoicing But Of Reflection.

“Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”

Freya Stark
Christmas Is Not An External Event At All But A Piece Of Ones Home That One Carries In Ones Heart

“It's the most wonderful time of the year!”

Edward Pola and George Wyle
Its The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

“May this season find you among those you love, sharing in the twin glories of generosity and gratitude.”

Oprah Winfrey
May This Season Find You Among Those You Love Sharing In The Twin Glories Of Generosity And Gratitude.

“Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.”

Ann Garnett Schultz
Let Us Keep Christmas Beautiful Without A Thought Of Greed.

“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
God Never Gives Someone A Gift They Are Not Capable Of Receiving.

“T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

Clement Clarke Moore
Twas The Night Before Christmas When All Through The House Not A Creature Was Stirring Not Even A Mouse.

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”

Mother Theresa
Its Not How Much We Give But How Much Love We Put Into Giving.

“Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

Let it Snow
Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful

“There's nothing cozier than a Christmas tree all lit up.”

Jenny Han
Theres Nothing Cozier Than A Christmas Tree All Lit Up.

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.”

Jesse Jackson
Your Children Need Your Presence More Than Your Presents.

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see.”

The Polar Express
Seeing Is Believing

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

John J. Geddes
Freshly Cut Christmas Trees Smelling Of Stars And Snow And Pine Resin

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

Tom Baker
Some Christmas Tree Ornaments

“Let us have music for Christmas. Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth; let each of us try, with a song in our hearts, to bring peace to men on earth.”

Mildred L. Jarrell
Let Us Have Music For Christmas

“For Christmas is tradition time — traditions that recall the precious memories down the years, the sameness of them all.”

Helen Lowrie Marshall
For Christmas Is Tradition Time

“The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.”

W. C. Jones
The Joy Of Brightening Other Lives Becomes For Us The Magic Of The Holidays.

“Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.”

Unknown
Dont Get Your Tinsel In A Tangle.

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

Eric Sevareid
As Long As We Know In Our Hearts What Christmas Ought To Be Christmas Is.

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

Hamilton Wright Mabie
Blessed Is The Season Which Engages The Whole World In A Conspiracy Of Love

“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
There Has To Be At Least One Day Of The Year

“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”

W.T. Ellis
It Is Christmas In The Heart That Puts Christmas In The Air.

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

Pindar
Every Gift Which Is Given Even Though It Be Small Is In Reality Great If It Is Given With Affection.

“Christmas is a together-y sort of holiday.”

Winnie the Pooh
Christmas Is A Together Y Sort Of Holiday.

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

Benjamin Franklin
How Many Observe Christs Birthday How Few His Precepts

“If you want to experience the true meaning of Christmas, give something to someone who can offer nothing in return.”

Toni Sorenson
If You Want To Experience The True Meaning Of Christmas

The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.”

Richard Paul Evans
The Smells Of Christmas Are The Smells Of Childhood.

“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
The Reality Of Loving God Is Loving Him

“Christmas Eve will find me, where the lovelight gleams. I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.”

“I’ll be Home for Christmas”
Christmas Eve Will Find Me

“Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.”

Unknown
Perhaps The Best Yuletide Decoration Is Being Wreathed In Smiles.

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

Helen Steiner Rice
Bless Us Lord This Christmas

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

Phillips Brooks
Christmas Day Is A Day Of Joy And Charity. May God Make You Very Rich In Both.

“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 Is Most Truly Christmas When We Celebrate It By Giving

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

Peg Bracken
Gifts Of Time And Love Are Surely The Basic Ingredients Of A Truly Merry Christmas.

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

Melanie White
A Christmas Miracle Is When Your Family Doesnt Get Into A Single Argument All Day

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

Kevin Alan Milne
Christmas Magic Is Silent.

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

Robert Paul
You Know Youre Getting Old When Santa Starts Looking Younger.

“Let’s get lit.”

Unknown
Lets Get Lit.

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

“Joy to the World”
Joy To The World The Lord Is Come Let Earth Receive Her King.

“Walking in a winter wonderland.”

“Winter Wonderland”
Walking In Winter Wonderland

“The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.”

Henry David Thoreau
The Way You Spend Christmas Is Far More Important Than How Much.

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

Anonymous
May You Never Be Too Grown Up To Search The Skies On Christmas Eve.

“Christmas gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.”

David Cameron
Christmas Gives Us An Opportunity To Pause And Reflect On The Important Things Around Us

“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
Christmas May Be A Day Of Feasting Or Of Prayer

“God goes to those who have time to hear him—and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.”

Max Lucado
God Goes To Those Who Have Time To Hear Him

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick, even when you're home.”

Carol Nelson
Christmas Is A Time When You Get Homesick Even When Youre Home.

“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
Christmas Eve Was A Night Of Song That Wrapped Itself About You Like A Shawl.

“Christmas is not a story of hope. It is hope.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough
Christmas Is Not A Story Of Hope. It Is Hope.

“Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.”

Joan Mills
Christmas Is The Keeping Place For Memories Of Our Innocence.

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

Pope John XXIII
Mankind Is A Great An Immense Family

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