Quotations about Christmas

There has been only one Christmas — the rest are anniversaries. ~ William John Cameron

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

For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home. ~ W.J. Ronald Tucker

Remember: This December that love weighs more than gold! ~ Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive. ~ Robert Lynd

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. ~ Richard Lamm

Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man. ~ Author Unknown

Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you’re home. ~ Carol Nelson

Santa blows all these shipping companies away. He delivers more than 2 billion packages in just 24 hours. He does it by sleigh. He doesn’t use tracking numbers and doesn’t use trucks. He just uses midgets and a giant bag. ~ Craig Ferguson

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

Christmas is … a time to mark our progress through this earthly journey. Every December we can look back and marvel at the designs of God and realize how very little we are in control of the events that shaped the past year. ~ Karen Kingsbury

Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through. ~ Angela Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is the most human and kindly of seasons, as fully penetrated and irradiated with the feeling of human brotherhood, which is the essential spirit of Christianity, as the month of June with sunshine and the balmy breath of roses. ~ George William Curtis

A man of fifty looks as old as Santa Claus to a girl of twenty. ~ William Feather

Christmas is the time for looking ahead courageously through the gates of the swiftly approaching new year … of resolving that the coming months will reflect a kinder, more forgiving and less heedless person than mirrored in the past. ~ Ellen V. Morgan

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

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

Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace. ~ Pope Francis

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

Which Christmas is the most vivid to me? It’s always the next Christmas. ~ Joanne Woodward

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

Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time! ~ Phyllis McGinley

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

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

Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself. ~ Francis C. Farley

Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts. ~ Lenora Mattingly Weber

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

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

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

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

As many mince pies as you taste at Christmas‘ so many happy months will you have. ~ Old English Saying

Never deny the babies their Christmas! It is the shining seal set upon, a year of happiness. Let them believe in Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas; or Kriss Kringle, or whatever name the jolly Dutch saint bears in your religion. ~ Marion Harland

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

Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room. All those presents under it, all that anticipation. Just a way of saying there’s always light and hope in the world. ~ J. D. Robb

For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind. ~ Loring A. Schuler

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~ W.T. Ellis

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

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

Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live. ~ Dennis Miller

Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts. ~ Lenora Mattingly Weber

We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice. ~ Pope Paul Vi

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 Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants. ~ John Andrew Holmes

I think we have to believe in things we don’t see. That’s really important for all of us, whether it’s your religion or Santa Claus, or whatever. That’s pretty much what it’s about. ~ James Caan

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’. ~ Bing Crosby

Giving is just making Christmas out of every day that comes with an opportunity to help. Giving makes a holiday for the soul. ~ T. T. Frankenberg

Wouldn’t life be worth the living? Wouldn’t dreams be coming true? If we kept the Christmas spirit, all the whole year through? ~ Author Unknown

Christmas is, of course, the time to be home – in heart as well as body. ~ Garry Moore

A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus. ~ Herbert Hoover

‘Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart. ~ Washington Irving

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young…. ~ Phillips Brooks

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

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

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

There are three stages of a man’s life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus. ~ Author Unknown

It’s called the Santa Claus effect; the holiday period is traditionally a strong cycle. ~ Andrew Barrett

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

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

Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not Included. ~ Author Unknown

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~ G.K. Chesterton

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

Santa Claus has the right idea – visit people only once a year. ~ Victor Borges

I have often thought … it happens very well that Christmas should fall in the Middle of winter. ~ Joseph Addison

Everyone thinks of God as a man – you can’t help it – Santa Claus was a man, therefore God has to be a man. ~ Patti Smith

This day shall change all griefs and quarrels into love. ~ William Shakespeare

The spirit of Christmas is always near; it shines like a beacon throughout the year. Don’t look in a store or high on a shelf, for sharing and giving are found in yourself. ~ Author Unknown

Christmas is a holiday that we celebrate not as individuals nor as a nation, but as a human family. ~ Ronald Reagan

Call a truce, then, to our labors — let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste. For if “faint and forced the laughter,” and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past. ~ Rudyard Kipling

There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas. ~ Robert Lynd

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 is no stranger on Christmas time. ~ Author Unknown

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

Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we’ll be seeing six or seven. ~ W. C. Fields

Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip. ~ Gary Allan

This is the month, and this the happy morn, wherein the Son of heaven’s eternal King, of wedded Maid and Virgin Mother born, our great redemption from above did bring. ~ John Milton

At Christmas, all roads lead home. ~ Marjorie Holmes

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

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it. ~ Katharine Whitehorn

Nothing’s as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. ~ Kin Hubbard

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

From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another… The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other. ~ Emily Matthews

The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. ~ Author Unknown

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~ Charles Dickens

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

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

If it weren’t for sorrow and bad times, every day would be Christmas. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree. ~ Charlotte Carpenter

Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will? ~ Jon Bon Jovi

One of the problems we have in this country is that too many adults believe in Santa Claus, and too many children don’t. ~ Lee Lauer

Your friendship is a glowing ember through the year; and each December from its warm and living spark, we kindle flame against the dark, and with its shining radiance light our tree of faith on Christmas night. ~ Thelma J. Lund

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

No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas. ~ Robert Kirby

For me, music brings Christmas to life. Songs about the birth of Jesus transport me to the first Christmas. A carol that describes snow makes me feel the chill … To me, each one of these special songs is a pretty package that I get to unwrap again every year. ~ Ace Collins

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

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace. The gladness of Christmas give you hope. The warmth of Christmas grant you love. ~ Author Unknown

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone. ~ Deborah Whipp

The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart. ~ Helen Keller

Christmas is the day that holds all time together. ~ Alexander Smith

A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away. ~ Eva Logue

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

Everyone wants a Christmas tree. If you had a Christmas tree Santa would bring you stuff! Like hair curlers and slut shoes. ~ Janet Evanovich

A Turkey never voted for an early Christmas. ~ Irish Proverbs

Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling. ~ Edna Ferber

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven. ~ H. L. Mencken

Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home. ~ G. K. Chesterton

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

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice. ~ Author Unknown

There are no strangers on Christmas Eve. ~ Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini

The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature. ~ Andy Rooney

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

Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for — I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times. ~ Kate L. Bosher

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

Much of the beauty of Christmas lies in its challenge to look further, deeper, until we find its secret in the heart of God. But we never find that unless we look beyond the presents under the tree. ~ Dale Evans

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 stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. ~ Shirley Temple Black

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

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

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

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

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

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


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