The 125 Best Christmas Quotes To Spread The Holiday Spirit

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Quotes about Christmas

With the holiday season around the corner, it’s time to get warmed up for the spirit of Christmas with some of the best Christmas quotes. Feel the joy of the Holiday season with these quotes about Christmas gifts, family, snow, the spirit of Christmas, and the holiday season. And of course, I can’t just share the love of Christmas without including some funny Christmas quotes too.

So have a look and let me know which of these 125quotes is your favorite!

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General Christmas quotes

1. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most. Ruth Carter Stapleton

2. “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

3. “Christmas moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves, and directs our thoughts to giving. B. C. Forbes

4. “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

5. “Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it, you feel it. You know it. You believe it. Kevin Alan Milne

6. “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another. Carrie Fisher

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

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

8. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most. Ruth Carter Stapleton

9. “Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us. David Cameron

10. “As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. David Grayson

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

12. “Sharing the holiday with other people and feeling that you’re giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.” Caroline Kennedy

13. “At its best, Christmas is a mirror in which we see reflected the very best life can be. Where we see ourselves moved by generosity, inspired by hope and uplifted by love, not only for ourselves but for the whole evolving universe.” Bruce Sanguin

14. “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” Marjorie Holmes

Quote: At Christmas, all road lead home

15. “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation and people to whom we are worth the same. Donald E. Westlake

16. “For Christmas, decorate yourself with a smile!” Anonymous

17. “The only real blind person at Christmas time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.” Helen Keller

18. “Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” Harlan Miller

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

20. “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 Severeid

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

Quote: At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.

Funny Christmas quotes

22. “Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.” Anonymous

23. “When you stop believing in Santa, you get underwear”— Anonymous

24. “What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” Phyllis Diller

25. “I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said ‘Happy Birthday’ on it. I didn’t want to waste it so I just wrote ‘Jesus’ on it. Demetri Martin

26. “Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness.” Mo Rocca

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

28. “There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” Bob Phillips

Quote: There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.

29. “Lessons from a Christmas Tree:

Be a light in the darkness.
We all fall over sometimes.
You can never wear too much glitter.
Bring joy to others.
Sparkle and twinkle as often as possible.
It’s okay to be a little tilted.

Jane Lee Logan

30. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out I’ll drink the red.” Anonymous

31. “I hope you love the present you told me to buy for you!” Anonymous

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32. “Time to get into the holiday spirit
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33. “I love Christmas. I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can’t wait to exchange.” Henry Youngman

34. “Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa?” Matt Groening

35. “I hope Santa leaves me a skinny body and a fat wallet, not the other way around like it was last year.” Anonymous

Quote: I hope Santa leaves me a skinny body and a fat wallet, not the other way around like it was last year."

Quotes about the Christmas spirit

36. “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.” — Thomas S. Monson

37. “May the spirit of giving go through the year bringing love, laughter, hope, and good cheer. Gift wrapped with charity, joy, peace, and grace. Ribboned with happiness, a tender embrace.” Norma Woodbridge

38. “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.” Calvin Coolidge

39. “To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” Calvin Coolidge

40. “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.” Dr. Seuss

41. “We should learn the true Christmas lesson of gentle, thoughtful kindness to those we love and to all we meet in life’s busy ways.” J.R. Miller

42. “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” Edna Ferber

Quote: Chirstmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.

43. “When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that made it special, but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special.” Catherine Pulsifer

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

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

46. “The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.” James Cash Penney

47. “It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who is around it.” Anonymous

Quote: It's not what's under the Christmas tree that matters, it's who is around it

48. “Christmas isn’t about candy canes or lights all aglow, it’s the hearts that we touch, and the care that we show. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

49. “Love is what is in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” Anonymous

50. “Just remember, the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.” The Polar Express

51. “The Christmas spirit is not in a drink.” Anonymous

Quote: The Christmas spirit is not in a drink

Quotes about Christmas gifts

52. “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, love.”


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

54. “Open your presents at Christmas time but be thankful year round for the gifts you receive.” Lorinda Ruth Lowen

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

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

57. “Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.” Edwin Osgood Grover

58. “Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.” Josephine Daskam Bacon

Quote: Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold

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

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

61. “What I like about Christmas is that you can make people forget the past with the present.” Don Marquis

62. “A hug is the perfect Christmas gift, one size fits all and it’s easily returned” Anonymous

63. “Sometimes the best Christmas present is remembering what you’ve already got.” Cathy Guisewite

64. “Presents are the best way to show someone how much you care. It’s like this tangible thing that you can point to and say, ‘Hey, man, I love you this many dollars worth.” — Michael Scott, The Office, Season 2: Christmas Party

65. “Don’t get caught up in the wrapping paper and forget that the gift of the Christmas season is simply love.” Toni Sorenson

66. “During the holiday season, in fact, all year long, wrap yourself around another’s presence, not presents.” Christine E. Szymanski

67. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” Jesse Jackson

Quote: Your children need your presence more than your presents

Best Christmas quotes about family

68.Hope all the quality time with family doesn’t ruin all the work you did in therapy.

69. “Christmas is family, friends, and the warmth of a special time.”

70. “The greatest gift you can ever own is not found in the shops or under your Christmas tree. It is found in the hearts of your loving family and your true friends.”

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

72. “The magic of Christmas never ends, and its greatest gifts are family and friends.”

73. “Christmas is family, friends, and the love of the season.”

74. “Family and Christmas go hand in hand, like lights on a tree.”

75. “The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing, especially at Christmas.”

76. “Family is the heart of Christmas.”

77. “The best Christmas gifts are wrapped in love from family.”

78. “Family is the true gift of Christmas.”

79. “The joy of Christmas is magnified when shared with family.”

80. “Family is the ornament on the tree of life at Christmas.”

"family is the ornament on the tree of life at Christmas" quote about Christmas

81. “The most treasured gifts are the moments spent with family at Christmas.”

82. “Christmas is a family reunion wrapped in love.”

83. “Family is the best gift you could ever receive at Christmas.”

84. “The heart of Christmas beats strong with the love of family.”

85. “Family is the true reason for the season.”

86. “In the arms of family, you find the true spirit of Christmas.”

87. “Family is the star on top of the Christmas tree of life.”

88. “The beauty of Christmas is best seen through the eyes of family.”

89. “Family is the foundation of every Merry Christmas.”

"Family is the foundation of every Merry Christmas " Christmas spirit quotes

Short Christmas spirit quotes

90. “Tis the season to be jolly!”

91. “Peace on earth, goodwill to all.”

92. “Believe in the magic of Christmas.”

93. “May your days be merry and bright.”

94. “Merry everything and a happy always.”

95. “Tis the season to sparkle.”

96. “Winter is coming, and so is Christmas.”

97. “Good tidings we bring to you and your kin.”

98. “May your heart be light and your spirits bright.”

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

100. “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” – Alexander Smith

101. “Christmas is love in action.”

102. “Eat, drink, and be merry!”

103. “May your days be filled with magic and cheer.”

104. “Wishing you a sleigh-full of happiness this Christmas.”

105. “Christmas is the season of giving.”

Christmas quotes: "Christmas is the season of giving"

Inspirational holiday spirit quotes

106. “Christmas magic is silent. You don’t hear it. You feel it.”

107. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Buddy the Elf

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

109. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie

110. “The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” – W.C. Jones

111. “The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of happiness. May all these be yours at Christmas.”

112. “Christmas is a time to give and forgive.”

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

114. “May your home be filled with the joy of the Christmas season.”

115. “In the eyes of children, we find the magic of Christmas.”

Holiday spirit quote: "it's in the eyes of children that we find the magic of Christmas "

116. “May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with warmth and love.”

117. “Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” – Margaret Thatcher

118. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to be a light in someone’s darkness.” – Unknown

119. “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” – Winston Churchill

120. “The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness.” – Thomas S. Monson

121. “Christmas is the day that teaches us to give without expecting anything in return.”

122. “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 Taber

123. “Christmas is a season of hope, love, and joy. May your heart be filled with all three.”

124. “Christmas is not just a day, it’s a frame of mind.” – Valentine Davies

125. “The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence.”

Christmas quote: "Christmas is not in the presents, but in his presence"

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Final note on Christmas quotes

Alright, these were the 125 best Christmas quotes for this holiday season! If you have more quotes to add to this list, don’t hesitate to contact me. And if you love quotes, make sure you also check out these 77 quotes about gifts.


Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!