70 Best Christmas Quotes That Capture the Warmth of the Holiday
However you celebrate, let these Christmas quotes warm your heart and remind you of the true spirit of the season.
Christmas quotes that fill you with holiday spirit
Christmas is a holiday that has inspired plenty of art and entertainment, including some of our favorite books, movies, and songs. This joyous holiday has also inspired people to reflect on what it means and how it’s celebrated. As such, we have plenty of Christmas quotes that truly capture the essence of the season and how we feel about it.
If you’re looking for just the right words to express how you feel about Christmas, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas quotes to share around the holidays—you can even use them as lovely Christmas wishes to write in your Christmas cards to loved ones. If you’re looking for other quotes to include, check out these Christmas movie quotes for inspiration (you could also use them as fun Christmas captions for your Instagram pictures).
“A holiday is an opportunity to journey within.”—Prabhas. This is a great quote to keep in mind when participating in fun Christmas activities.
“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. The holiday season is a great time to reflect on what you’re grateful for (like the ability to do your favorite Christmas traditions).
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”—Hamilton Wright Mabie. This is a wonderful Christmas quote and love quote to remember year-round.
“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.”—Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Read more religious Christmas quotes that capture the spirit of the holiday.
“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.”—Janice Maeditere. This is a truly uplifting quote that will stay with you long after the holidays pass.
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”—Buddy the Elf. A lovely quote from a funny Christmas movie!
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”—Norman Vincent Peale
“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but of reflection.”—Winston Churchill
“T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”—Clement Clarke Moore
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”—Charles Dickens
“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
“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 is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”—Washington Irving
“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
“Christmas is never over, unless you want it to be…Christmas is a state of mind.”—Lauren Myracle
“Christmas is, of course, the time to be home—in heart as well as body.”—Garry Moore
“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.”—Helen Steiner Rice
“Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it—you feel it, you know it, you believe it.”—
“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.”—Stephen Graham Jones
“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”—Peg Bracken
“The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much.”—Henry David Thoreau
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”—Bill Vaughan
“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”—William Jewett Tucker
“We should try to hold on to the Christmas spirit, not just one day a year, but all 365.”—Mary Martin
“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”—Harlan Miller
“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.”—Margaret Thatcher
“Christmas moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves & directs our thoughts to giving.”—B. C. Forbes
“Heap on more wood! The wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, we’ll keep our Christmas merry still.”—Walter Scott
“The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale.”—Vera Nazarian
“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.”—Dr. Seuss
“Let the children have their night of fun and laughter, let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures.”—Winston Churchill
“At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.”—Thomas Tusser
“The only blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.”—Helen Keller
“From home to home and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth of joy Christmas brings us closer to each other.”—Emily Matthews
“Christmas, when observed with the right spirit, still has the power to call miracles from Heaven to Earth.”—Richelle E. Goodrich
“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 K. Logue
“The Christmas bells from hill to hill answer each other in the mist.”—Alfred the Great
“I’ve always loved Christmas and that’s not really gone away from me from being a child to now. It’s always a magical time and I’m unashamed in my love for Christmas.”—Martin Freeman
“Don’t spoil Christmas Day by anticipating how it will be. Let is unfold as it does, and be grateful for whatever comes.”—